July 17, 2018

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Springing Forward to the End of Busy Season | 03.09.15

In case you haven't noticed, we've been combing Twitter the last few weeks to find the best (or is that the worst?) of busy season problems. From nightmares about spreadsheets to a completely jacked up circadian rhythm, things are getting rough out there. Of course, no more rough than previous busy seasons. In years gone […]

To Whom It May Going Concern: My CPA Is Locked Up and They Won’t Let Her Out

This is the latest, if much overdue, edition of our infrequent feature, To Whom It May Going Concern. Here we share some of the more, shall we say, interesting messages that come across the wire. If you get the urge to tell us what you think about this here website, have a stupid tip, or […]

Lawyers v. Accountants: The Battle of Our Time | 03.02.15

Lawyers and accountants are like the Hatfields and McCoys of professional services, only with more teeth and fewer guns. This age old rivalry has only heated up in the last decade or so, with accountants having no trouble finding jobs in post-recession America and their law school counterparts still backed up in the pipeline waiting […]

Keep These Two Out of Your Oscar Pool | 02.23.15

If I were someone who watched movies, I'd have something fascinating to say about the Oscars last night. However, that isn't the case so the best I can say is that fake baby in American Sniper was totally cheated out of Best Supporting Fake Baby. The real winners last night were PwC's Brian Cullinan and […]

Working in a Winter Wonderland | 02.17.15

We sincerely hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday yesterday, if such a thing was available to you. As you may have noticed, we had the day off which worked out nicely considering the skies opened up and finally dropped a glorious covering of fluffy snow across my neighborhood and beyond all day yesterday. I'm always […]

Friday Footnotes: Open Your Heart to a Hiring Manager; The Worst Billionaire; Trust No Open Workforce B**ch | 02.06.15

The Open Workforce Presents New Challenges (and Opportunities) for Finance Professionals Can you trust 'em? "The good news is that this new workforce is more mobile, collaborative, agile and open. It allows companies to augment their capabilities or scale-down their operations with unprecedented speed, spurring new ideas while also creating substantial cost savings. But there’s […]

Friday Footnotes: Old White Guy Crashes Strong Woman Party; Are You Intuit?; Are You There IRS, It’s Me Margaret | 01.23.15

IRS Watchdog: Elderly and Disabled Taxpayers Not Allowed to Leave Messages Serves 'em right for trying to leave voicemails. [Americans for Tax Reform] What will we do in a world without SkyMall? Well, duh: But now SkyMall’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy. The explanation given to the Wall Street Journal by CEO Scott Wiley […]

Friday Footnotes: A Little More SEC Heel Dragging; Attracting Millennials for Dummies; PwC Gets Ditched | 01.16.15

Why the World Is Freaking Out About Switzerland Today If only people had invested in Beanie Babies… [Slate] Statement from Chair White Directing Staff to Review Commission Rule for Excluding Conflicting Proxy Proposals They're going to have to get back to you on that. [SEC] How to Stay Focused and Engaged in Long Meetings This […]

Here Are the Things the Accounting Profession Will Continue to Give Lip Service to in 2015

The accounting profession's "thought leaders" love to pay lip service to buzzwords and concepts that the rest of the world knew about before it was cool. While a new year is upon us, this tradition will continue on much like an incurable STD. In the interest of helping you know what you should tune out […]

Here Are Some Holiday Ecards That Accountants Should Be Sending Each Other

Don't say we never gave you anything. Should you have any to add, make your own or just leave it in the comments and we'll make it for you. Happy Holidays!