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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Take Back Your SharePoint Governance Plan

Let’s start at the beginning … What is a governance plan? In the IT world a governance plan is typically a set of roles, responsibilities, procedures, policies, etc., that an organization...
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Accounting News Roundup: Bank of America’s Settlement; Myths of Losing Clients; Ice Bucket Challenge Charitable Donations | 08.21.14

Bank of America Expected to Settle Huge Mortgage Case for $16.65 Billion [DealBook]That Countrywide acquisition is really working out well: "The Justice Department is poised to announce a $16.65 billion...
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Footnotes: What People Really Do on Conference Calls; Grover Norquist Needs Burning Man Advice; Take Your Vacation Days | 08.20.14

Accounting obscurities mean US settlement with Bank of America might not cost bank $17 billion [AP] Government Assignment and Financing of Audits? The New York Times Offers a Poisoned Bouquet [T]he NYT’s...
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Deloitte Compensation Discussions Redux

We sent out a little reminder about where to find the EY comp thread earlier this week and it seemed to help a lot of people find their way.  But judging by the activity, it seems some Green Dots could...
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Davenport University Guarantees Employment for Accounting Students

Well, this is interesting. Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan announced that it will guarantee employment for its accounting students. If, by some chance, someone doesn't get a job in six months...
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Accounting News Roundup: Bad Projection at Walgreen; More Trouble for Hertz; A Threat to Coffee | 08.20.14

Walgreen Shakeup Followed Bad Projection [WSJ]Oops: "Wade Miquelon forecast $8.5 billion in fiscal 2016 pharmacy-unit earnings, based partly on contracts to sell drugs under Medicare. Last month, directors...
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