Tax professionals

Compensation Watch ’19: Tax Professionals

Hey there, tax jockeys. How’s your Wednesday been so far? Feeling less whiny today? Good. We have some new salary data to share with you, from the folks over at Korn Ferry, that might be of interest. The management consulting firm dug deep into its pay database, did some math, punched some buttons, and came […]

PwC Is Hiring GE’s Tax Team

Well, this is something. PwC is hiring General Electric’s tax department: Excited to announce that we will be onboarding @generalelectric’s world-class #tax team to the PwC team. Read more: https://t.co/lejO2qFSbe pic.twitter.com/Agw2elGq72 — PwC LLP (@PwC_LLP) January 12, 2017 Yes, PwC is excited about it. Here’s a press release. Here’s a Medium post from Vice Chairman […]

Wyden You Go Blaming Tax Professionals for a Crappy Tax Code?

Earlier this month, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a report titled “How Tax Pros Make the Code Less Fair and Efficient.” Prior to publication, the report’s working title was “I Think Accountants Will Still Vote for Me Even if I Tell Them to Go Fuck Themselves.”   What’s really weird is that, apart from the title, […]

Tax Professionals To Be Released Into the Wild Later Today

Many CPAs, who tirelessly put their clients' interests before their own, actually will wait until the final mail call later this afternoon to drop their returns. Only then will tax season officially end for 2012. Despite all the talk of counting down the days until the deadline, when that moment arrives, the surreality can still […]

Any Tax Professionals at Grant Thornton Interested in Going to India?

Because of recent events, you may have thought that not much was in the works at Grant Thornton. Well, you'd be wrong. Stephen Chipman runs a tight fish and chip house so while you've all been distracted by pests, tattoos, and buttering up the POTUS, SC and his team have been planning your next dynamic […]

Tax Professionals Should Keep One Simple Thing in Mind When Assessing Their Performance

It’s getting to be that time of year, after all:

We’re doing reviews performance reviews, and the first item to assess is, “Knowledge and application of applicable accounting procedures and law.” First you check the appropriate box: Needs improvement; Meets expectations; Exceeds expectations; Far exceeds expectations. Then you have to write a comment. Here’s what I’ve got:

The Internal Revenue Code is 4,212 pages in 2 point font, I think the fact that I know any of it qualifies me to check the box – FAR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

Other responses are welcome. Or send them our way.