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Exposure Drafts: Hell Is Eternal But They Still Use Dual Monitors to Boost Efficiency

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Exposure Drafts: Your Timesheets Are Particularly Important to Satan

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Meet the Old Japanese Dude Who Is Infinitely Better At Excel Than You

OK so this video is ancient by internet standards but honestly, I don’t give a shit, it’s new to me and hopefully new to you if you haven’t seen it before. If you have, well, go embezzle some client funds or punch out a partner or something so we have something new to cover. I […]

Exposure Drafts: Client Appreciation Pool Parties: The Second Worst Idea In Accounting History

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Exposure Drafts: The Post-April 15 Forecast for Tax Accountants Includes an Extended Low-Pressure System

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Exposure Drafts: Keep Telling Yourself That You’ve Been Eating Healthy This Busy Season

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Exposure Drafts: Keeping Fit During Busy Season — It’s All About the Little Wins

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Exposure Drafts: Turns Out Accounting Skills Are Not a Predictive Indicator of Basketball Skills

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Exposure Drafts: Unfortunately at This Time of Year, Accountants Don’t Have Any Time For Sex

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Exposure Drafts: This Valentine’s Day, Maybe You Should Finally Issue That Special Engagement Letter

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Exposure Drafts: Auditing Standards Require You to Consider Whether Magic Is Real

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Exposure Drafts: Urologists Also Issue Going Concern Disclosures

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Exposure Drafts: Santa Is on His Own Naughty List for Improperly Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

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Exposure Drafts: Your Firm’s Marketing Department Dropped the Ball on Black Friday

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Exposure Drafts: How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Is Really Helping American Families

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Exposure Drafts: This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costume Is Independent Contractor

Guest artist this week: Nicholas Don Smith Exposure Drafts (usually) appears every other Wednesday. Send your accounting cartoon ideas and what you are dressing up as for Halloween to editor@goingconcern.com. You can follow Greg Kyte on Twitter.

Exposure Drafts: Orange Is the New GAAP

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Exposure Drafts: Dress Codes — Dress for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Have

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Exposure Drafts: Governmental Accountants Just Wanna Have Fund

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Exposure Drafts: Your Tax Clients Have More Extensions Than Nicki Minaj

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Exposure Drafts: Foodies and CPAs Both Know How to Handle Different Types of Stocks

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Exposure Drafts: Guy Who Loves America Forgets That Taxes Go to America

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Exposure Drafts: Sometimes Even Mother Nature Violates IFRS Inventory Valuation Standards

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Exposure Drafts: 1099s Don’t Care If You Shun Them

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Exposure Drafts: Busy Season Adultery Isn’t the Worst Betrayal

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Exposure Drafts: All’s FAR in Love and the CPA Exam

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Exposure Drafts: Four Out of Five Accountants Recommend a Term Other Than ‘Bean Counter’

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Exposure Drafts: The Greatest Hits From the Last Fiscal Year

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Exposure Drafts: Trust Me, I Have Professional Skepticism

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Exposure Drafts: Nobody Gets to the End of Their Career and Asks, “What was my realization rate?”

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Exposure Drafts: The Devil Made Me Deduct It

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Exposure Drafts: A Chronic Problem for Accountants New to the Marijuana Industry

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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA Never Worries About Retirement Obligations

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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA, Part V: Independent Contractors

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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA, Part IV: New Staff Retention

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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA, Part III: Cutoff Testing

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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA, Part II: Blockchain

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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA, Part I: Accelerated Depreciation

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Exposure Drafts: Forgive Me, Father, for I Have Underestimated the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

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Exposure Drafts: Your Paperless Office Is Slacking

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Exposure Drafts: Keep Your Eye on Section 751 Hot Assets

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Exposure Drafts: Can You Ever Have Too Many Letters Behind Your Name?

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Exposure Drafts: Incredibly, The Entire Paper Shredder Industry Passed on ‘Arthur Andersen’ Name Rights

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Exposure Drafts: Best Picture Definitely Didn’t Go To Manchester by the PwC

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Exposure Drafts: Attracting New CPA Talent Starts Early

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Exposure Drafts: Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, You Bill by the Hour, So Get Back to Work

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Exposure Drafts: Tax Preparers Not Losing Any Hair Over Licensing

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Exposure Drafts: Diversity in Accounting Is Like Diversity in the Trump Cabinet

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Exposure Drafts: Things They Don’t Tell You About in Auditor School

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Exposure Drafts: How Kris Kringle Lost His CPA License

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Exposure Drafts: A CPA’s Thanksgiving Prayer

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Exposure Drafts: One Way for Accounting Firms to Pay for Family Leave Programs

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Exposure Drafts: CPA Clients Experiencing Election Fatigue

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Exposure Drafts: If you thought Ben Affleck was good as ‘The Accountant’…

This is a special edition of Greg Kyte’s Exposure Drafts to celebrate The Accountant and to encourage Hollywood to green light The Managing Partner. Exposure Drafts appears every other Wednesday. Send comments and suggestions to editor@goingconcern.com.

Exposure Drafts: Paying No Taxes Makes Donald Trump Rich, Not Smart

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Exposure Drafts: The Key to Accountants Achieving Success

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Exposure Drafts: Can’t Tell If Accountant…

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Exposure Drafts: Is the Auditor Independent in Appearance?

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Exposure Drafts: Improper Presentation of Equipment

Exposure Drafts is a new biweekly cartoon brought to you by veteran Going Concern contributor Greg Kyte as a satirical look at the eccentricities of the accounting profession.    

Accounting News Roundup: The Marriage Penalty and The Accountant Twitter Buzz | 08.03.16

Marriage penalty Wedding season is just around the corner and one thing none of these happy couples have probably thought about is the marriage penalty. It's understandable, no one proposes to their beloved by saying, "Will you marry me, thus forgoing a lower income tax bracket and itemized deductions?" It would sorta kill the moment. […]

What Accounting Firm Logos Say About Those Firms

I was screwing around on Pinterest earlier today because it's a slow Friday (and a half Friday at that, at least for us, so barring some huge accounting scandal at 4:01 PM, find me at the bar later this afternoon) and got really enraged by PwC littering up my screen with their obnoxious graphics. Exhibit […]

Accounting News Roundup: Schapiro Aide Leaving for PwC; Grant Thornton Getting a Makeover?; Extra Important Hand-washing | 04.29.11

Schapiro Aide Said to Be Leaving SEC for PwC Accounting Firm [Bloomberg]
Kayla J. Gillan, a senior adviser to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, is resigning to take a job at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, according to people familiar with the matter. Gillan will be a principal in a new group at the firm focusing on regulations affecting auditing firms, according to one of the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the move hasn’t been announced.

Grant Thornton Plans Global Brand Repositioning [AT]
Grant Thornton LLP is planning a major marketing campaign later in the year to reposition the Chicago-based firm around the world. “Look for a major brand repositioning for us in the fall,” CEO Stephen Chipman said in an interview.

GE’s Immelt resigned from NY Fed board last month [Reuters]
Immelt had been a member of the New York Fed’s board since January 2006, helping provide anecdotal input to policymakers about developments in the U.S. and global economy. “I am, with great regret, tendering my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York given the increased demands on my time,” Immelt wrote in a letter to New York Fed President William Dudley dated March 9.

Crocs Q1 beats estimates, but Q2 profit view falls short [Reuters]
The company also said it named Jeff Lasher as its new chief financial officer. He was Crocs’ principal accounting officer and interim principal financial officer since January 2011.


House Republicans grill IRS on healthcare reform funds [The Hill]
Republicans on the Ways and Means Committee wrote to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman on Thursday demanding to know how much money the Internal Revenue Service is getting from Democrats’ healthcare reform law. The law created a $1 billion Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund, and the letter alleges that the IRS has already received “tens of millions of dollars from this fund to implement parts of the health care overhaul.” The funding is believed to be on top of the $473.3 million the IRS would get in healthcare related funding under President Obama’s 2012 budget.

William’s Royal Giggle Fest [TDB]
According to The Guardian, the workers who made the dress had to wash their hands every 30 minutes to keep the lace clean. As Kate entered Westminster Abbey, the cameras respectfully panned away from Prince William, who seemed to suffer an attack of the giggles as his future wife made her way up the aisle. When the couple were finally face to face, William mouthed, “You look beautiful,” and a billion hearts melted around the globe.

Bean Counter Art: The Staff Inquiry

Editor’s Note: The following cartoon was drawn by Jack Britton, a former Big 4 auditor. You can visit his blog, colorcartoon.blogspot.com for more of his work. You can also follow him on Twitter @rumblebozzle.
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Occasionally, being a staff auditor involves having awkward conversations with controller/CFO types. You have to ask them about fraud, legal matters, SEC inquiries, etc. etc. Regardless of the tomfoolery going on at the client, these people will not be telling you about it.
If this empty interrogation goes on long enough, the interviewee’s boredom (and possible physical reaction from lying so much) may cause uncontrollable fidgeting, as illustrated above. Discuss your awkward inquiry experiences with your clients in the comments. Especially the ones where you jumped on the conference room table and screamed ‘LIAR!’

Bean Counter Art: The Big Four Accountant

Editor’s Note: The following cartoon was drawn by Jack Britton. You can visit his blog, colorcartoon.blogspot.com for more of his work. You can also follow him on Twitter @rumblebozzle.
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