Crony Links: Poetic Project Management; Calculator Memories; Talking to Talent

You might as well face it, you're addicted to links. Open Items Changing Industry Specialization as an Audit Senior AccountingWEB Can Project Management Be Poetic? AWEB Forums Sales-Tax Holidays: Good...
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Homer Simpson Shares Grover Norquist’s Anger Over George Bush’s Broken Taxpayer Protection Pledge

Our pal Tony Nitti has done us all a great service by compiling a Guide To Every Tax Reference In 'The Simpsons' Marathon. Should you take my advice and take some time off next week, you can catch a few...
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Use All Your Vacation Days, Even If It Means Making Less Money

Last week, we linked to this WSJ article about how some companies are getting their employees to take time off by paying them. The mere idea of this is ludicrous, but this is America and if there's one...
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HP Fuses Data Management Assets for Internet of Things Play

The pieces are finally falling into place. Over the past two years since that acquisition, HP has been building up Autonomy’s portfolio and pushing it in a million different directions. Late last...
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Accounting News Roundup: Billion Dollar Settlements Ain’t So Bad; Grant Thornton’s M&A Frenzy; Networking for Introverts | 08.22.14

Bank of America’s $16 Billion Mortgage Settlement Less Painful Than It Looks [DealBook]We've heard this before: "The Justice Department said on Thursday that it had so far recovered nearly $37 billion...
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Footnotes: Deloitte’s Foot Fetish; The PCAOB’s Struggle; Getting Productive | 08.21.14

Regulators Struggle With Conflicts in Credit Ratings and Audits Floyd Norris uses air quotes: "Few businesses have more obvious conflicts of interest than those that involve the issuing of 'objective'...
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FT Offer Watch: Public Accounting Starting Salaries for the Class of 2014

We know those of you awaiting offers have been watching compensation threads tick by thinking to yourselves "man, I can't wait to get my offer and compare my salary to those of my fellow interns-turned-FTers...
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Here’s Your Open Thread for the Second CPA Exam Score Release of Q3 2014

We've only heard from one person today that CPA exam scores are out, which means either a bunch of you failed or they are slowly trickling out. NASBA scores are up on the online portal! OH JOY! The actual...
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This EY Shilling Is Brought to You By Forbes

Forbes -- corporate shilling factory and low-grade financial "journalism" disguised as a magazine for rich people -- has a new writer. Yes they already have 10,000 bloggers on every subject known to man...
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Extra-Marital Affairs Site Claims Accountants are Kings of Romance Because Their Jobs are Boring

Well this ought to brighten up your day: A dating website that specialises in organising affairs for married people has said that accountants and those who work in the financial sectors are the most exciting...
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