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The Urban Dictionary Definition of Busy Season Is the Most Depressing Thing Ever

Life at Deloitte should really make this the link in their Twitter bio.  

A Friendly Notice for Celebrities: Your Accountant Is Not Your Mother

Fresh off Rihanna's massive settlement from her former accountant Peter Gounis and his firm Berdon LLP, we have another story of a poor celebrity led wrong by his trust financial advisor. Colin buried it in ANR but here you go: McKnight has filed a lawsuit against Vernon Brown and Company, claiming Brown ruined his life […]

The Ten Stages of Busy Season

Acceptance is not a stage.

A Truly Depressing Representation of What It Looks Like to Study for the CPA Exam

It's pretty much the longest, most painful 400 hours of your life (unless you are a woman and decide to have children some day and spend two days in natural labor, that's definitely more painful than the CPA exam but not by much). pic via @jackielwiggins Jeebus, isn't there an app for that? Wouldn't it […]

These CFA Horror Stories Will Make You Feel Better About Not Having To Take the CPA Exam This Month

Everyone enjoying your blackout month so far? Great. While most CPA exam candidates are probably recovering from a marathon race to the end of the last testing window of 2013, future CFAs everywhere are preparing to write their Level I exams on December 7th. Naturally, Business Insider has shared some CFA horror stories ahead of […]

Apparently a Few CPA Exams Were Incorrectly Graded as Failing When In Fact They Passed

Jeff at Another71 is reporting that his forums were abuzz over the weekend with word that some candidates who took FAR and REG exams in 2011 and 2012 were told they failed when they actually passed. This is huge and Jeff says it has been confirmed: This isn’t a hoax. Another71.com has confirmed that this […]

The Ten Best CPA Exam Freakouts Of 2012

My esteemed (?) colleague has been having fun with slideshows since TPTB told us "go ahead and take it easy for the holidays, your loyal readership aren't at work anyway," now it's my turn. This has been a pretty uneventful year in CPA exam world. Well, unless you count a pile-up in Audit exams we'll […]

BOOYAH! SEC Goes After TheStreet for Multiple Accounting Infractions

Hmm, wonder if Jim Cramer will mention this on his show tonight? The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a digital financial media company and three executives for their roles in an accounting fraud that artificially inflated company revenues and misstated operating income to investors. According to the SEC, TheStreet Inc. filed false financial reports […]

A Warning to CPA Exam Candidates Trying to Sit In States Other Than Their Own

This is simply my perception and sadly I don't have actual numbers to back it up so you'll have to forgive me but it seems like in recent years, CPA exam candidates have been having a difficult time transferring scores between states. Back in my CPA review days, I would tell candidates that it's easier […]