So You Failed the CPA Exam, Now What?

With the end of the year fast approaching and only two months left to knock this puppy out before January, getting a failing score this late in the game probably has you writing overly dramatic tweets...
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Accounting News Roundup: PwC on Climate Change; REITs Are All the Rage; Future Big 4 Burnouts | 09.10.14

This Legendary Accounting Firm Just Ran the Numbers on Climate Change [MoJo]Odd thing #1: Seeing PwC mentioned in a Mother Jones article. Odd thing #2: PwC issuing doomsday reports on climate change. Split...
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Footnotes: A Lesson in Grant Thornton History; Are You ExIm Or ExOut?; What the Kids Are Doing | 09.09.14

Lawmakers Press Regulators to Lessen Risks Banks Pose to Financial System [WSJ] Overall auto loans are up, as are delinquency rates on those loans [AP] House Republicans near accord on short-term extension...
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Which School Tops U.S. News Rankings in Undergrad Accounting?

RANKINGS. Love them or hate them, how else are we supposed to know who we're better than? The 30th edition of U.S. News and World Report best colleges rankings are out and here's how your top 5 accounting...
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PCAOB Issues Staff Audit Alert on Auditing Revenue Because Auditors Suck at Auditing Revenue

The PCAOB would like to see auditors get better at a lot of things; showing their work, testing controls, auditing in general. In particular, they would like to see auditors get better at auditing revenue...
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The Rise of Commuter Marriage or, Alternatively, How to Get Away From Your Annoying Spouse

A friend recently announced that she and her spouse are entering into a “commuter marriage” because her husband landed a job in Kentucky. He would be moving to the land of horse racing and finely-aged...
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How Failing the CPA Exam Might Actually Help You Succeed

You may have heard but NASBA managed to release scores a day early despite day long website issues and lots of candidate bitching. Lots and lots of candidate bitching. Granted, the scores came out just...
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Accounting News Roundup: IFRS Holdouts; GE Tax Guy’s Predictable Opinion on Inversions; Sending Cold Emails to Bigshots | 09.09.14

Non-IFRS Accounting Zones Dwindle in Number [CFOJ]The Magnificent Seven: The U.S., China, Egypt, Bolivia, Guinea-Bissau, Macao and Niger."In 106 countries, all or most domestic public companies are required...
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Footnotes: It Pays to Be Stupid; The IRS’ Latest Pain in the PTIN; The NASBA Sitch Escalates | 09.08.14

Investors expect lower rates for longer than Fed itself: Fed study [Reuters] The CEO of Hertz has stepped down, citing personal reasons It definitely didn't have anything to do with major accounting errors...
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Anxious CPA Exam Candidates Crash NASBA Website, Blame NASBA

NASBA has had a rough couple days. First, they accidentally got everyone all excited about the prospect of scores being released a few days early, which was never going to happen. Then, an army of anxious...
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