August 15, 2020

meetings

Surprisingly, Using Alternatives to ‘STFU, Donny’ in Meetings Not That Difficult

You know how some of your colleagues like to hijack a meeting with something unrelated and it throws everything off track? You know how you wish you could inform them that if they don't shut their big trap you'll be forced to rename them "Donny" so you can address them poignantly when they inevitably interrupt […]

Conducting Tax Return Update Meetings at the Gym Maybe Not the Best Idea

If a client requests a meeting at a location where heavy objects are laying around, and there's an off-chance that the news you have may be anything other than positive, may we suggest an alternative venue: A tax preparer was attacked by his clients as they met to discuss the progress of their tax return […]

Here Is a Non-Exhaustive List of Things That Are Better Than Coming Out of a Successful Meeting

Listen, Life at Deloitte, we understand that you're obligated to tweet things like this but you should really choose your words carefully. You asked the question, so we're now obligated to answer. Is there any better feeling than the one you have coming out of a successful meeting? Hard work (plus an awesome support system) […]

Save the Date: PCAOB Investor Advisory Group meeting October 20

This just in! The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced that it will hold a meeting of its Investor Advisory Group on Wednesday, October 20, 2014. Topics that the IAG will present to the Board include: ·         The audit firm business model and incentives ·         How to improve audit quality and the relevancy of […]

Sometimes Life at Deloitte Involves Not Having a Life

If this is life at Deloitte, I feel terrible for this guy.   Quick start to a busy week. Four meetings down, two to go. Not sure why I chose 4:04… pic.twitter.com/zOBGHQR6zp — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) July 21, 2014 This sounds like an absolute nightmare, are we sure the Life at Deloitte account hasn't […]

Save the Date: PCAOB April Public Meeting on the Auditor’s Reporting Model Proposal

The PCAOB is preparing for its April 2-3 public meeting this week, and while I really wanted an excuse to spend two days in Washington trolling the PCAOB IRL, I decided catching the webcast from the comfort of my Lovesac in my pajamas was a much better decision. The panelists aren't much to write home […]

The PCAOB Is Grateful To The PCAOB For the PCAOB’s Work

Jim Peterson has subjected himself to not one but two viewings of the PCAOB's December 4 meeting, so that alone makes him a hero because ain't nobody got time for that. But on his second viewing, the delirium kicked in and he started counting how many times the PCAOB thanked the PCAOB for the PCAOB's […]

Financial Accounting Foundation Offers Solution to Anyone Trying to Catch a Few Winks at Lunch

If only they could do it every day. The FAF said that future public FAF Trustee meetings, including the public sessions of the upcoming Aug. 20, 2013 meeting, will be audio-streamed live on the FAF’s Web site at www.accountingfoundation.org/webcasts. The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Omni Berkshire Place in New York City. […]