At first glance “continuous testing” sounds like some horrible plan to further torture America’s future CPAs by requiring a grueling, never-ending cycle of testing and retesting throughout their career. As fun as I’m sure that might be for the sadists who oversee the exam, I assure you, that’s not what this is. They’ve been talking […]
Back when Mark Weinberger announced his pending retirement from EY late last year, the tipster who provided us that information included another tidbit: that Carmine Di Sibio would take his place. Of course, spokespeeps at EY would not confirm that part, but we felt comfortable enough with their nervousness over us having that info that we […]
Hello, Going Concern denizens. I am here today to let you all know about a new hub we just launched in our Career Center called Remote Job Listings. It is a listing of … well, you guessed it … current remote jobs with accounting firms and in industry that need to be filled. Perhaps one […]
As a courtesy to you, the Going Concern community, we’ll take this opportunity to remind you of all the places on the internet where you can find us. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn YouTube Pinterest And if none of those float your boat, just get us via email, with either the daily Accounting News Roundup or our […]
Hey there, notice anything different? Whoa, wait, that was like six months ago. I have to start paying closer attention to the calendar. Yes, Going Concern’s new look isn’t so new anymore, but we are still working behind the scenes to continue to make it better. Today we’re sharing a new resource in our Careers […]
By now you may have heard that Going Concern has a new home. That home is with Accountingfly, a career resource site only for accountants. You can read the press release, if you’re into reading press releases. Accountingfly is the brainchild of a guy named Jeff Phillips, who’s now my boss and the new publisher […]
We wondered why our premature Grant Thornton compensation thread was a tad crickety. Now we know. From our tipster: We just got a message from National HR regarding comp adjustments. It appears that all comp adjustments will first be communicated via snail mail, as opposed to one-on-one conversations in with practice leaders. In years […]
Audit committees play a vital role in the capital markets' investor protection framework through their oversight of the audit engagement and the company’s financial reporting process. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended, enhanced the scope of the oversight role played by the public company audit committee, by, among other things, making audit committees of listed […]
Greetings, capital market servants. How's your Thursday? Good? Great. It may have come to your attention, on Twitter or elsewhere, that our resident tattooed wench has been elevated to the position of Managing Editor of this here site. And it's true! After years of working 2-hour days and filling in for me during my infrequent […]
Hold on to your butts. Last week, Going Concern was in the (presumably) capable hands of Adrienne Gonzalez while Caleb Newquist, the site's editor, was "in Virginia" on some kind of "school tour," whatever the hell that might be. Turns out Caleb/Colin was not in Virginia on a school tour. He was in Denver being investigated by the […]
It’s the Holiday Season and that means two things: 1) Big Surprises; 2) Big Disappointments. With that in mind, I’m here to share with you, first, a surprise.
Tomorrow, barring any unforeseen sabotage by internal detractors, we’ll be launching a redesigned look and feel for Going Concern. We’ve been sporting our current layout for quite awhile and the feeling amongst us (and many of you that participated in our fall survey) was that we need to update things a bit. After quite a bit of yelling and few instances of people stomping around the room like 3 year-olds, we’ve got something we’re all (more or less) happy with.
Personally, I wanted to spring the revamped website on you like your parents divorce at the Thanksgiving table but I was convinced to share the news with you a day before for the sake of goodwill, transparency and all that crap. Along with the redesign, there will be some upcoming promotions and other new stuff that will undoubtedly change your lives forever.
Now, after an initial freak out, I’m sure you’ll have plenty of questions, which you are invited to share in the comments or by emailing us. But I will save you the trouble of asking the obvious – Yes, we will be maintaing the same commenting format, so you’ll be able to protect your true identities with cleverly devised Internet personas.
Oh right, the disappointments. If you’re devastated by this news and tomorrow your vision is completely shattered by the eyesore in front of you, we invite your feedback and suggestions for what will make your experience less sucky.
You may now shriek with glee.
After an exhaustive exercise of pulling names out of a hat, we’re happy to announce the winners of this year’s End of Busy Giveaway, so that you may direct your envy appropriately.
iPad2 – Lisa Ginn
Airline Giftcard – Misty Bowman
Best Buy Giftcard – Annie Flanagan, Rachel Clupper
There were also 20 winners of priceless GC swag but we’ve withheld their names to protect them from being taken hostage for the loot. If you’ve been declared a winner in error or otherwise have a beef with the results, you can email us but expect to be ignored with extreme prejudice.
Hey gang, the ad folks who run this laugh factory have asked that you take this short survey. I’ve been assured that it’s harmless, so kindly oblige them and we’ll never have to speak about it again.
Supposedly there are some fantastic swag in it for a few lucky few of you, so make haste.
We now return to your regularly scheduled inflammatory nonsense.
What were you doing one year ago today? Chances are, you were hating life on a Monday. BUT! This also marks the first birthday of this here publication. Some people around these parts view the jump to WordPress that happened back in January as a rebirth of sorts but if you’re counting days, then this #365.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can jump back to the welcome letter from the editor where we assured you that this was going to be anything but your typical site for the debit and credit enthusiasts out there and we hope that we have delivered in at least some regard.
Whatever reason you visit Going Concern, we appreciate it. Yes, that’s a “thank you.” No really, THANKS! Our traffic is growing and that’s due to your loyalty to the site and sharing it with your friends and colleagues. Plus, thanks to all our advertisers who keep us chugging along, our Tweeps and friends. We really couldn’t do any of it without you (that includes noticing typos). Again, we’re being serious.
So going forward, what’s the mission? The goal? The end all to be all? World domination of course! But we need your help. We still need you to send us tips, story ideas, gossip and everything else in between because that’s what makes this fun. How do you do that? Well, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can @ or DM us on Twitter, or send us a message on Facebook. We’ll even talk to you on the phone if you prefer but that would involve emailing us first.
So, again, on behalf of everyone involved with Going Concern, thanks for your support!
Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled dose of accounting and tax-related news, views and inflammatory nonsense again but TPTB wanted us to remind you to take two, fill out our little survey and give us some feedback on how we’re doing.
We’ve been assured that it’s painless and you have a chance to win a $100 AMEX Gift Card so what do you have to lose? Click on the link below to access the survey, answer a few questions and you’ll be back to your spreadsheets in no time.
Thanks for your participation!
We interrupt your regularly scheduled dose of accounting and tax-related news and chicanery to request some information about you, dear readers, and any input you may have for this here website.
Participants will have a chance to win a $100 AMEX Gift Card so it’s definitely worth your time. Click on the link below to access the survey, answer a few questions and you’ll be back to spreadsheets in no time.
Thanks for your participation!
Your cubicle isn’t the only place it’s busy season. We’ve been working hard to make your GoingConcern experience as streamlined as an ez401K, an effort we revealed today with a move to the popular Wordpress platform from our old Movable Type framework, a few design changes, a brand new comment system, and — yes, we admit — even a bit of downtime!
We realize that change can be scary, but we encourage you to tell us what you think in our new, more flexible comment system, which will allow you to sign in with your Twitter, Facebook, or OpenID accounts and make your voice heard loud and clear across the internet. We encourage you to give it a go — and of course sign up to follow GoingConcern on Twitter, become one of our fans on Facebook, or sign up for our e-mail newsletter.
On top of that, the choir of voices harmonizing on GoingConcern will be growing. You’ll be getting more frequent posts from the likes of The JDA and Francine; plus, we’re teaming with the gang at CFOZone for more corporate finance insight and analysis.
We’ll also be looking to interview more of you, dear readers, to hear more about what’s on your mind. If you or someone you know will make a good subject, or if you just want to play editorial director and let us know what we should be covering, just drop us an email at email@example.com.