June 21, 2018

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What Does GT Pay Rickie Fowler?

GT signed up Rickie Fowler to wear their logo and represent them. What do they pay him?  Can he really generate business? I hope he gets less money if he drops that pole vaulting girlfriend.  That would prove bad judgement.

Applying in multiple Big 4 locations at once?

I will soon be applying to the Big 4 as an experienced hire.  I have decided on the practice area I want to apply for and narrowed my preferred location down to 4 cities across the US. My question is, can I contact Big 4 in-house recruiters in each of these cities at once?  Will […]

Frustrated, Confused “Accountant” -Advice Needed

My accounting career has been a total disaster and I don’t know what to do. I have been in my accounting career for 4 years and I feel like I have not learned much of anything and I have been miserable the whole time.I graduated Cum laude with a 3.8 . I thought I was […]

Inflation adjustment

So I work for Deloitte in Audit, in Mclean, VA. The starting salary of a 1st year was 56k about 7 years ago………..the starting salary of a 1st year in 2017 was 56k. What’s wrong with this? Why is there absolutely 0 inflation adjustment?

Opening Day Quandry–Help Me Out

It is Opening Day.  The Cubs open in Miami. My client is Chicago based and I am in Miami doing some inventory work for them this weekend, so I asked the controller of my client if she was going to the Cubs game today in Miami, expecting she would say no.  She said that sounded […]

Tax vs Investment Ops. Career Switch

I am currently considering a position with a prestigious Non-Profit as an associate of investment operations, but I am debating whether this is a good decision or not. I have 2.5yrs of experience in tax, mostly corporate, and this new role would drift away from that 100%. I am a quick learner, so the new […]

Interview with Tax Dept.

I’m currently in an internal role with the Big4.  I have an interview coming up in the tax department in a different state.  Has anyone ever made a transition like this?  Any advice?

Worst Client Ever

I had a terrible client I was finally rid of I thought. They were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and always needing a “loan” to save them. after leaving me because I was not help enough to help borrow their way out of debt they contacted me. Their new lender promised them a line […]

Poetry in double entry

An Ode to Contra Accounts – A thing of beauty and magic Oh, Mighty Contra Account What curious creature are you ? You sit with the account that you modify apparently mocking the rules of normal balance You have asset in your name, but your normal balance is credit You say you are a Liability, […]

Using a (Tax) Recruiter

I have a JD/LLM/CPA and I am a transactional attorney in a small town, where I do work for medium and high net worth individuals. I am looking to move to a more urban area and get more into corporate/business oriented work.  I’ve been practicing for about three years. I am planning on applying to […]