Sales and Marketing Aren’t Aligned – but Their Problems Are

The numbers prove it: Sales and marketing just aren't playing well together in most organizations. A not-so-small industry has sprung up to attack the issue of sales/marketing alignment, but the...
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Kids These Days Trust the IRS More Than Olds Do

There are plenty of comparisons between flighty, mysterious Millennials and their generational predecessors, but this is a new one: Milennials (18-24) trust the IRS (73%) to enforce the law fairly more...
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NASBA’s Website is Shut Down Again

For a third score release in a row, NASBA is locking CPA exam candidates out of its website so you people don't break the Internet with your obsessive refreshing. I suppose at this point we can assume...
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Accounting News Roundup: Audit Risks; Astronaut Tax Issues; More Productive Mornings | 12.08.14

7 risk areas for the 2014 audit cycle [JofA]In case your team is out of ideas. Nobody escapes U.S. taxes - even astronauts [CNN]They cut this scene from Ron Howard's movie: "Taxes have long stressed out...
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Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and SAP: See Further Ahead Than Ever Before

We call this capability predictive analytics – the rapid evaluation of real-time and historical data to determine what will most likely happen in the future. When used correctly, predictive analytics...
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Friday Footnotes: Finding Fraud; Merger Madness; The Sexiest Recruiters | 12.05.14

Man gets prison for failing to pay taxes on drugs [Pensacola News Journal] You can expect strippers masquerading as recruiters at your next Meet the Firms [Daily Mail] Sam is on a roll this week [Twitter] Never...
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Auditors Reminded That If They Keeping Screwing Up, They’ll Be Making the CAQ’s Job a Lot Harder

Auditors, consider this your friendly reminder not to fuck things up this busy season. Just in case you were thinking about blowing off revenue recognition or going concern issues (that's the standard,...
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SEC Chief Accountant Suggests a Mysterious Plan D for IFRS

In remarks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, SEC Chief Accountant Jim Schnurr floated a fourth, mysterious alternative to use of IFRS in the U.S. FEI reports: Schnurr described three possible...
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Free CPE: Going Concern Accounting and Auditing issues

View the Webinar Follow this link to register or access the recording. After this seminar has passed, the recording will still be available. CPE CREDIT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO LIVE ATTENDEES ONLY. Event...
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Accounting News Roundup: Economy Feel Good, People Feel Bad; PCAOB Taking Another Stab at Auditor Report; Workspace Decorations | 12.05.14

U.S. Payrolls in November Grew 321,000; Jobless Rate 5.8% [WSJ]This sounds good: "Nonfarm payrolls rose a seasonally adjusted 321,000 last month, the strongest month of hiring since January 2012, the...
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