• Accounting News Roundup: Signs That You Should Quit Your Job; District Court Issues Order in Wesley Snipes Tax Case; LarsonAllen Moves Into the Northwest | 08.06.10

    By | August 6, 2010

    BP Completes Cementing Macondo Oil Well From Top [Bloomberg]
    “BP Plc completed a cement plug at the top of its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, sealing off the source of millions of gallons of oil spewed into the sea after a drilling rig exploded in April.

    The procedure completes the so-called static kill. The next stage for BP is to finish a relief well to inject cement at the bottom and ensure there’s no leakage inside the 13,000-foot-long (3,962 meters) well bore beneath the seabed, National Incident Commander Thad Allen said yesterday.”

    Ten Signs It’s Time to Leave Your Job: The Finance Edition [FINS]
    Check yourself for some of these symptoms: “You’ve been holding back from voicing your grievances.”; “You have no clue where the company is headed.”; “You start to believe you can’t do better.”

    And that’s just in the first five listed.

    Altus completes PricewaterhouseCoopers deal [Bloomberg BusinessWeek]
    PwC sells their real estate appraisal management for, what we can only assume to be, a decent chunk of change.

    H&R, Jackson Hewitt shares fall on new IRS rule [Reuters]
    “Shares of top two U.S. tax preparers H&R Block Inc (HRB.N) and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc (JTX.N) fell Thursday on the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to eliminate debt indicator for tax-refund loans.

    On Thursday, the IRS said starting with next year’s tax filing season it will no longer provide tax preparers and associated financial institutions with ‘debt indicator,’ which is used to facilitate refund anticipation loans (RALs).”


    PKF Pacific Hawaii completes purchase of Grant Thornton Honolulu office [Pacific Business News]
    Name goes official on Monday. Here’s our original report from back in May.

    Two UHY LLP Partners Recently Named to Prominent Standard-Setting Implementation Groups [Market Wire]
    “The national CPA firm of UHY LLP announced today the recent appointment of Houston-based partner Ana Denena to the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) Small and Medium-sized Entities Implementation Group. In a separate appointment, the firm announced that Maryland-based partner Jennine Anderson was named to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) resource group on non-profit entities.”

    PCAOB Adopts New Risk Assess. Stds; Issues Release on Failure to Supervise [FEI Financial Reporting Blog]
    As we mentioned yesterday, the PCAOB has been busy. Francine McKenna guest-blogged over at FEI and gives the rundown.

    Fannie Quarterly Loss Is Smallest Since 2007 [WSJ]
    FTW? “Fannie Mae posted a $1.2 billion net loss for the second quarter, the smallest loss in three years, amid signs that the massive wave of souring loans that brought down the mortgage-finance giant may be easing. But Fannie still asked the U.S. government for an additional $1.5 billion.”

    District Court Issues Order in Snipes Case [TaxProf Blog]
    Just when you thought it was over.

    If you’re not getting cloud computing you’re a loser [AccMan]
    That is, you’ve got almost nothing to lose by going for it.

    Midwest accounting firm buying LeMaster Daniels [Spokesman-Review]
    LarsonAllen brings its business to the northwest by purchasing Spokane-based LeMaster Daniels.

    Deloitte leadership race reduced to two hopefuls [Accountancy Age]
    “he contest to replace John Connolly as leader of Deloitte in the UK will involve just two members of the firm’s board.

    The contenders vieing for the top job are Martin Eadon, head of audit, and David Sproul, head of tax. Sproul joined Deloitte when the firm acquired Andersen in the UK on the back of the Enron crisis

    Both candidates gave presentations at the firm’s partner conference on 6 July but no further campaigning is expected.”

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