July 17, 2018

it *is* a slow day since you ask

FASB on Intangible Impairment Testing: Just Eyeball It

All those carrying value versus fair value exercises? Yeah, the nerds in Norwalk say you can skip those, unless – and I'm stealing this example from Compliance Week – you've got a new Coke situation on your hands: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2012-02, Intangibles–Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): […]

Tax Accountant, Who Had the Audacity to Be Away From His Desk, Spots Endangered Fish

Apparently Rick Beletti, takes a "daily stroll" and spotted an Atlantic sturgeon, which is a big deal, I guess. His employer would do well to chain him to his desk so that he can maybe he could get some work done instead of dreaming about becoming Bill Dance. [WCVB]

This Boring Interview with Deloitte’s Barry Salzberg Includes an Odd Closeup of His Ginormous Hands

This is Barry's first Davos as the big cheese at Deloitte, so of course he's sitting down for an interview or two or twelve. This one (sans a snowy backdrop) is with Reuters and includes all the talkyiest talking points you could imagine but for whatever reason, it includes the oddest cut to his enormous […]

Report: Grover Norquist Admits to Being Hot for Taxes

America's Finest News Source has the photos that led to a press conference earlier today. In three particularly salacious shots taken one night during last summer's debt-ceiling standoff, the powerful conservative lobbyist can clearly be seen smiling while doing his taxes in a chair, on top of his desk, and in the hallway against a […]