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Someone Break It to ‘UK’s Youngest Accountant’ That Accounting Is a Sh*tty Way to Become a Millionaire

Guys, allow me to introduce you to the UK’s “youngest accountant.” He’s making the rounds in the rags across the pond, so we figured we’d give him his 15 minutes of fame here in the good ole U.S. of A as well because we’re just generous like that. Ranveer Singh Sandhu is a 15-year-old “entrepreneur” […]

Dorky Accountant Robbed His Employer to Buy Hookers and Blow Because Some Dude at the Office Made Fun of Him

Y’all ready to meet a real bad ass? You sure? I’m not sure you can take this. Darren Carvill, 38, is headed to jail after a “weekend of madness” which included hookers and blow funded by approximately £170,000 ($220,000 USD) he stole from his employer, a car servicing company. The Sun reports: A source revealed: […]

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Crappy Gambler Who Also Happened to Be an Accountant Jailed for Stealing From X Factor Winner

Not to show my ignint ‘Murican here but I have to admit I don’t know dick about X Factor. I think those one dudes were on there, you know, the ones who looked like skinny, middle-aged lesbians led by a bootleg Mick Jagger. To be fair, I can’t name an American Idol contestant since the […]

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Man Who Took 10 Years to Get Certified Credits His Firm for Totally Unimpressive Accomplishment

A U.K. man is in the local paper after finally realizing his goal of becoming a certified chartered accountant after an impressive 10 years. Ten years? My how the time flies when you’re doing, well, anything but studying to become a certified chartered accountant. Michael Webb has qualified as a certified chartered accountant at the […]

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Non-Religious Future PwC Partner Credits ‘Divine Intervention’ For Nabbing Purse-Snatcher

The Evening Standard reports that a soon-to-be PwC partner got to play the hero in the midst of a potentially record-breaking relay race in London, all while dressed like a bishop. Forty-year-old Max Livingstone-Learmonth was on his 10km (about 6.2 miles) leg of the I Move London race when he spotted a woman chasing a […]

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KPMG U.K. Lawyers Up Because Not Breaking the Law is Hard, You Guys

The Financial Times did not hold back in its headline announcing the news on KPMG U.K.’s latest hire earlier this week: KPMG appoints risk management chief after accounting scandals. Ouch. Here, KPMG, you might need this. So just who is this brave individual willing to take on a brand-new role at a scandal-plagued accounting firm? […]

PwC and Deloitte Are Recruiting Like Crazy in the UK

Here's your news from across the pond courtesy of economia: PwC and Deloitte have been named among the top recruiters of graduates in 2015, with 1,570 and 1,100 vacancies respectively Graduate recruitment by the UK's top 100 employers is set to reach a level not seen for more than a decade, new research by High […]

And the Award for Most Innovative Audit Goes To…

The Investment Management Association (UK) recently held its inaugural Auditor Reporting awards and you'll be happy to hear three of the Big 4 were recognized for excellence in audit (I know you want to make a radio station joke here but read on and you KPMG haters will be disappointed): The awards were set out […]

Starry-Eyed Graduates in the UK Choose PwC As Britain’s Most Prestigious Employer

Another day, another ranking. Today's list comes courtesy The Times. For the sixteenth time, the Times has whipped up a list of the Top 100 Graduate Employers. By asking 18,336 graduates who left UK university in 2014"Which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?" the paper has awarded PwC with the top […]

Tax Superhero and George Michael Among Those Caught Using Tax Shelter in the UK

News recently came out that a few well-known celebs — among them, George Michael, the Arctic Monkeys, Sir Michael Cane and a loan shark convicted of rape — took to a (legal) tax scheme called Liberty in the UK to avoid taxes. 1,600 people are believed to have sheltered £1.2 billion in Liberty. The Times […]

PwC Can’t Make Up Its Mind on a Global Sick Leave Policy

ICYMI, PwC US Chairman Bob Moritz was in Washington today talking about flexibility and diversity and the importance of trustworthy fonts in autumnal color schemes at the White House Summit on Working Families (I made that last one up, obvs). On his panel, this happened: Bob Moritz, chairman of PriceWaterhouseCoopers: when we switched to unlimited […]

Major Player in Audit Game Makes Unfortunate Audit Quality Word Choice

This week, the ICAEW held an Audit Quality Forum debate on Should auditors do more to make audit reports reliable? Everyone sort of agreed that there's work to be done when it comes to audit quality but whatever work is done should be done slowly. Very, very slowly. Case in point: One of the key […]