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Grant Thornton Demonstrates Its Instinct for Diversity in Its Paid Time-Off Video

Grant Thornton’s video announcing their unlimited paid time off policy was exceptional cinema. For starters, everyone in the video looks very uncomfortable — like they weren’t sure if they were giving feedback on company policy or making a sex tape with a tax manager. It’s also clear that the people who were ambushed in the […]

Tax Day Is Barack Obama’s Favorite Day of the Year, Says Dude Running for Texas Land Commissioner

Dude is also nephew of a former President. So I guess that's why it's news. Any tax professional who celebrates this day because it means they can finally go home at a reasonable hour should take this as a personal insult. THIS IS YOUR DAY AND NO ONE ELSE'S.

Americans for Tax Reform: Playing Professional Football in Texas to Save Taxes > Working for Jerry Jones

Tony Romo will make a lot of money playing quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys under his new contract. How much money that contract is actually worth depends on how you look at the situation.  Americans for Tax Reform looks at the situation in the following terms: if, you opt to play for a team in a state […]

“Adjusted EBITDA (As Adjusted)” Is Our New Favorite Non-GAAP Measure Being Used By a Real-life Company

Today in creative accounting news, Jonathan Weil has the absurd notion that some company would use a profitability metric with a lot of convenient adjustments to achieve a desired earnings outcome. And then try to rationalize it to analysts and investors in a press release. I'm floored. The company in question is Black Box Corp. "a […]

PwC’s New Los Angeles Office to Have Walking Workstations That Will Mostly Collect Dust

PwC is moving into some new office space in Los Angeles next spring and, naturally, everyone is pretty stoked. There's nothing like trading in your taupe cubicle walls for some new taupe cubicle walls. But with any luck, the bathrooms will be equipped with those toilets that sound like a jet engine when they're flushed. […]