How I Learned to Stop Hating Networking and Love Mary Schapiro

A few months ago, my boss sent me to a business conference to learn technical stuff but mostly to network. If someone had told me years ago how much networking and ass-kissing the accounting profession...
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Accounting News Roundup: Andersen Tax Explains the Name; RadioShack CFO Quits After 7 Months; Happy September 15th | 09.15.14

Andersen Tax CEO Explains Name Change [AT]They've, like, been planning to do this for a while now: “To put the subject matter into context, when Andersen imploded in 2002, we tried to do a U.S. tax-only...
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What Do Your Customers Really Want?

Recently I had a well-intentioned discussion with someone.  The conversation was initiated by a request of a mutual contact.  The person who asked me to have the talk hoped that common points...
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Footnotes: An Uncharitable Accountant; Get Deloitte-d; A Do Nothing Doesn’t Get Done | 09.12.14

Accountant gets 3 years in prison for stealing more than $250,000 from Urban League The non-profit was already "struggling" [Providence Journal] Cargill Sues Syngenta Over Corn Seed Trait Sent to China...
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Crony Links: 2nd Tier vs. Regional; Accountants Get Religion; Making Employees Happy

These links are non-denominational.  Open Items Choosing Between 2nd Tier and Large Regional Firm AccountingWEB What Happens When Accountants Get Religion AWEB Forums Qualities of a Great Accountant The...
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Columbia Law Professor on That Time He Was Audited by the IRS Just For Practice

Imagine going to your doctor and being told you need surgery for some unknown condition you had no idea you had. Maybe you're like most people who are terrified of the idea of getting cut open, rearranged,...
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3 ways Obamacare can help your company

Healthcare reform is obviously not what everyone wishes it could be. Everyone wishes costs were lower, for example. But that’s not to say it’s completely devoid of redeeming qualities.  Jennifer...
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Grover Norquist Probably Didn’t Trip Balls at Burning Man But Plans to Return Anyway

"There's no mayor, no city council... If you leave people alone, they'll figure it out. You don't need the king to tell everybody what to do," said the man known for his no-tax pledge. But the question...
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Excel Can Help You Choose Where to Get a Meaty Lunch

The Internet’s viral sensation of August 2014 was an off-menu Arby’s sandwich known as the “Meat Mountain." For the low, low price of $10 you can get a stack of eight meats and two...
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How To Add Any Website to Your iPhone or Android Home Screen

You guys have been asking us for an app for a long time, and trust us, we've been asking The Powers That Be for the same thing. Unfortunately, our favorite in-house developer who performs miracles for...
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