Survey: What Was the Salary at Your First Accounting Job?

If you remember, that is. Personally, I do. The job was with a boutique CPA firm and they offered, and I accepted, $43k. This was 2003.  I imagine most people vividly remember their first job's salary....
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Accounting News Roundup: Just Another Deutsche; Plastic Accountant Fraud; Happy 10/15! | 10.15.14

Tax Reform in the UK Reversed the Tide of Corporate Tax Inversions [Tax Foundation]Knock me over with a feather: "The United States is not the only country to experience the phenomenon of corporate tax...
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From Fear to Fortune: Lessons from Leveraging the Cloud

In his latest paper, analyst Tom Kelly offers real-world anecdotes from cloud implementations at a selection of more than 25 organizations, from Fortune 500 to private equity-backed companies, showing...
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Transportation Company Settles ADEA Lawsuit; Drivers Fired Because of their Age, EEOC Alleged

Arbitrary assumptions about an individual’s ability to work based solely on age violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reminded employers last...
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Footnotes: OPEC; CITI; Ed Snowden Has a Better Life Than You | 10.14.14

Citigroup Earnings Rise 13% as It Discloses a Second Inquiry in Mexico Yeah, that seems legit [DealBook] Oil prices plunge as production rises, fueling concern in OPEC [WaPo] Tourism accountant cancels...
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Grant Thornton’s Chosen Markets Netted the Firm Record-Breaking Revenue This Year

Not one to be left out of the "we made a metric shit ton of money this year, guys" party, Grant Thornton announced today the highest revenue in the firm's 90 year history. Considering a dollar could buy...
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PwC’s Bob Moritz Thinks Millennials Ask Way Too Many Questions

First, before we get into the article by Bob Moritz that appears in Harvard Business Review, can we talk about this dramatic Moritz photo? That looks like a man from which I would happily purchase commoditized...
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Big 4 Should Follow the Silicon Valley Model For Attracting Top Female Talent

When discussing the plight of the working woman, it's rarely suggested that women simply put off motherhood in order to climb the corporate ladder. No worries, Facebook and Apple are on it: Two Silicon...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG Confesses Lack of Diversity; PwC Looking to Hire Some People; Bribing an IRS Auditor Still a Bad Move | 10.14.14

In Comcast Controversy, Fired Customer Won’t Get Job Back [PhillyMag]Let's play "Who's the liar?": "The dispute seems to boil down to this point: O'Rourke is accused of identifying himself as a PwC employee...
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Footnotes: The IRS Is Down; Salesforce Shuts Down SF; KPMG Talks Krazy | 10.13.14

The IRS might be down but don't trip, they do that every year before 10/15 [IRS] Wall St. Closes Sharply Lower in Late Sell-Off [AP via NYT] Salesforce's Wave seeks to sweep aside the analytics competition...
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