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Busy Season Problems: Moms (Usually) Just Don’t Understand

This week’s BSP is dedicated to all the Moms out there who still have no idea why you hardly call between late January to mid-April, why you’re working all day on a Saturday, why you look malnourished, and why you have bags under your eyes. my mom calls me: hi! how’s tax season going? are […]

Busy Season Problems: No Highlighters, Please; Clients Ignoring Portals; Bad Takeout Food

So we kinda slacked off on doing posts on busy season problems this tax season. Sorry ’bout that. But it seems like there hasn’t been as much venting on Twitter this year as in past years. However, now that there’s less than a month left until Tax Day, patience might start to wear thin, so […]

Let’s Take a Look Back at the First Tweets of Accounting Firms, Part 2

Yesterday when I was putting together the GC newsletter (and if you haven’t yet signed up for it, please do so), I came across a fun article Adrienne wrote almost five years ago on accounting firms’ first tweets, like PwC wishing everyone a happy St. Paddy’s Day and Deloitte being confused with how this Twitter […]

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Man Takes Opportunity to Mention That CPAs Keep Future Millionaires From F*cking Everything Up

There’s nothing I love like a little self-promotion. Especially when the “self-promotion” is really just a reminder that some guy or any number of his talented colleagues in their shared profession can help a brother out. Case in point: the NFL draft should also focus on financial decisions that these young men that we’re going […]

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Elon Musk Made It Clear He Gives an Immaterial Number of F*cks About the SEC

ICYMI, Elon Musk appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday, and while it wasn’t quite as good as him sparking a blunt on Joe Rogan’s podcast, it was still a tad incendiary. Musk’s beef with the SEC started in August when he tweeted that he was “considering” taking Tesla private at $420 a share (LOL 420, […]

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NASBA Tweets CPA Exam Scores Are Up, Lies

It has been a strange week on Twitter for professional and semi-professional public accounting bodies the last few days, but NASBA has officially taken the crown from the AICPA for Twitter snafus. In case you missed our earlier discussion, @AICPA got hacked by Bitcoin scammers. At publication time, the scammers still have control of @AICPA. […]

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The AICPA’s Twitter Totally Got Hacked by Bitcoin Scammers

So, I’m the first to admit I don’t know shit about blockchain, nor do I care. But I do know that public accounting firms are anxious to appear far more tech savvy than lil’ ol’ me and have been wasting a lot of time and effort talking about the transformative powers of blockchain. We’ll include […]

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NASBA ‘Cannot Pinpoint an Exact Time’ of the CPA Exam Score Release and People Are Freaking Out

Earlier today, NASBA sent a communique from its Twitter account that they knew, or at least should have known, was going to get people worked up: We’ve had many ?s about the time of the score release. Since this is the first time releasing scores with the new Gateway system, we cannot pinpoint an exact […]

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SEC Division of Economic and Risk Analysis Also Offers Respectable Twitter Chops

A few weeks back, we shared some of the witty banter from the SEC Fort Worth Twitter account. But then, late last week, we were referred to the SEC Division of Economic and Risk Analysis’s account, and it turns out, they’re holding their own. The account was created back in March but they seem to […]

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As I Live and Breathe, the SEC’s Fort Worth Office Has a Great Twitter Account

Okay, if you hate puns, or word play in general, mixed in with your securities enforcement and oversight info then you won’t think it’s great, but then that would make you a hater of great things. Here’s today. We asked our accountants to move a heavy box out of the way, but they couldn’t budget. […]

KPMG Breaks Ground on “Don’t Mishandle Leaked Info, Or Else” Training Center

I’m sure future visitors to KPMG’s now-under-construction training center will learn things aside from the fact that not turning over leaked PCAOB info in a timely manner is a bad career move, but it is an old lesson that recently became important again. Anyway, here’s your Twitter photo op: Breaking ground at KPMG’s #learning, development […]

These Tax Form Cookies Look Delicious

I mean, they’re cookies, how can they not be delicious? Even the most rabid tax protestor wouldn’t say no to a 1040 tax cookie. Okay, they probably would. Cookie tray at IRS Commissioner luncheon. pic.twitter.com/zNdIyPm46y — Joe Henchman (@jdhenchman) April 5, 2017 For the record, that’s a Schedule C with the 1040s, which is fine. […]

Here Are Some of the Best Tweets Roasting PwC for #EnvelopeGate

As we all know by now, the 89th Academy Awards didn’t go as planned for the dynamic duo in charge of guarding the Academy’s great secret. It’s not like PwC has had 82 chances to perfect the process since they first started counting the ballots. Oh wait, it’s exactly like that. As expected the Twitterati […]

Busy Season Problems: Confused Doorman, Z-Paks and Disappointing Chick-fil-A

Now that February is in full swing, the venting of busy season problems on social media is bound to pick up for the duration. I noticed that many of these occurred on Saturday, which suggests some firms are ignoring Rachel’s advice.   Haven’t had a day off since January 1st. On the verge of a […]

Look at This Adorable Dependent in a ‘Just Deduct It’ Onesie

If you're an accountant with a baby and you don't have one of these, your parenting is seriously questionable. This Just Deduct It cutie says "Good luck Jr Core students on your Financial Exam today!" #justdeductit #justaccountit #byuaccounting pic.twitter.com/U9W8MlZ0ux — BYU Accounting (@BYUSOA) September 28, 2016

Sometimes Life at Deloitte Is a Walk in the Park

This better be a tax person. Happy Friday from Central Park! #FlexibilityandPredictability pic.twitter.com/VNcWtZZ6fa — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) September 16, 2016

#CPAexamFail Doesn’t Do This Justice

Nor does it seem real which either means: 1) It's totally real and if so, let's pray for this person; 2) It's totally not real. But hey, someone shared it with us on Twitter, so okay! Worst #CPAexam score ever? What do you think happened here @going_concern #yikes pic.twitter.com/c2oSSzfhIc — benson (@benson304) June 21, 2016 […]

Let’s Welcome Public Accounting’s Summer Interns

Monday marks the first day of summer so I suppose we should salute the young men and women who will invade accounting firms for the next couple of months. To the Twitter! BDO is excited to welcome over 300 summer #interns! Check out some tips from former #BDO interns: https://t.co/2pEUkFzabk — BDO USA Careers (@GetToKnowBDO) […]

#BusySeasonProblems: Missing Deodorant, Headaches, Camping Out at the Office

It's the last Wednesday in February, so busy season is moving right along. #BusySeasonProblems, on the other hand, seem to be picking up the pace in recent days: I'm 85% sure I forgot deodorant this morning. I'm also about 95% sure I tweeted this exact thing this time last year. #busyseasonproblems — Notorious CPA (@thenotoriouscpa) […]

Which Popular Accounting Hashtag Should You Use? An Explainer

You cannot deny the chaotic beauty of Twitter. There's something oddly soothing watching millions of voices shout into the void with little regard for who will be listening. Hashtags provide some method to the madness, yet each retains its own flavor of ridiculous. In the accounting world, I've noticed 3 hashtags emerge: #auditorproud, #BusySeasonProblems and […]

Life at EY Involves Food, Technical Difficulties

If you're wondering how things are going inside the Black and Yellow during these early stages of busy season, you'll be relieved to know that people aren't starving: These #EY cupcakes were just delivered to our conference room #busyseason #perks ^JW pic.twitter.com/KeJWO7oYYf — Life at EY (@LifeatEY_US) January 27, 2016 key to busy season…healthy dinners, […]

CGMA Twitter Account Figured ‘Accountants Want Raises’ Was Stating the Obvious

No superfluous tweets here! 25% of #finance and #accounting employees would like to be rewarded for their hard work with a promotion. pic.twitter.com/Xmn5urn4f9 — CGMA (@CGMA) January 7, 2016 Just remember, make that promotion to a position that doesn't involve managing people. That'd be great.

#BusySeason Has Arrived

It's only January 6, so it's still too early for #busyseasonproblems, but it won't be long. No, it won't be long. Personally, my main concern is that if Twitter goes to 10,000 characters, the details of #busyseasonproblems will become too much to endure and the whole thing will spiral into a loquacious kvetchfest. Basically #busyseasonproblems […]

Let’s Help Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen With His First Tweet

Because it's our job to pay attention to these things, we heard that Deloitte Global CEO and sayer of the ridiculous Punit Renjen had joined Twitter. And it's true, he's on there alright. Trouble is, as of 4:45ish ET this afternoon, he hasn't tweeted anything. Your inaugural ‎ tweet can be nerve-wracking, but it doesn't […]

Who’s #AuditorProud?

So here's a thing that is happening tomorrow: Use #AuditorProud & #PwC on Thursday to share your pride in the #accounting profession! pic.twitter.com/kp6M4TwozG — Bob Moritz (@Bob_Moritz) December 8, 2015 This whole thing is being spearheaded by the Center for Audit Quality who put out a fact sheet for anyone who's not familiar with how […]

Donald Trump Tweeted Something About Tax Shelters

Six foot circus peanut Donald Trump has an issue with Amazon or the Washington Post or tax shelters or something: The @washingtonpost, which loses a fortune, is owned by @JeffBezos for purposes of keeping taxes down at his no profit company, @amazon. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2015 The @washingtonpost loses money (a […]

Complaints to NASBA About Releasing CPA Exam Scores Met Expectations

Today is the third release of CPA exam scores for Q3, which means the days and hours leading up to the flood of scores have made NASBA's Twitter account an interesting thing to watch. @NASBA There's got to be a better way for you to handle this. — Kemi Kemi (@Kemi202) September 9, 2015 Debating […]

(UPDATE) PwC Madness at Madison Square Garden

28 teams down to the final 2. #PwC Championship #Basketball game is tomorrow at Madison Square Garden! @TheGarden — Tim Ryan (@Timothy_F_Ryan) September 1, 2015     UPDATE  : The victors look decent enough to take on the Knicks.  Congrats to the #PwC Assurance team – the official PwC basketball champs! @TheGarden pic.twitter.com/vPf48zSlWA — PwC LLP (@PwC_LLP) September […]

Sometimes You Have to Grin and Bear Life at Deloitte

10:52 PM and going strong!! #CRAFT #DeloitteU pic.twitter.com/wstaRdsDNX — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) August 12, 2015 Interestingly, there are no signs of life…at Deloitte today. Earlier: Sometimes Life at Deloitte Involves Not Having a Life

The Boredom of Tax Reform, Explained

TBH, if tax reform were a sport, it would be soccer because everyone thinks something is about to happen, and then it doesn't. — Richard Rubin (@RichardRubinDC) August 6, 2015

Life at Deloitte Includes Slow Days

Maybe we're asking too much for @LaD to be Cathy Engelbert's interior excuse Rolodex, but today's offerings are a little uninspired.  Starting off with a morning pick-me-up: Coffee is the best way to start the day! Love the unlimited supply at #DeloitteU What's your morning ritual? (GS) pic.twitter.com/05a7Nm9q0U — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) June 23, […]

Sometimes Life at Deloitte Will Go Over Your Head

I'm excited to take over this twitter account. I'll try not to make too many JavaScript jokes. No promises, though. #frontenddeveloper4Life — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) May 11, 2015

Here’s an Inexplicable Selfie of Intuit’s CEO with Deadmau5

This morning I was cruising around the Internet, as I'm wont to do, and I came across this gem from last summer: Spending a day in the life of a customer including a #selfie with Deadmau5 #oneintuit @divinecassie pic.twitter.com/mOaNHa5i1T — Brad Smith (@IntuitBrad) August 26, 2014 Any time I see Deadmau5, I'm puzzled. Masks are […]

Life at Deloitte Is One Step Away From Bathroom Selfies

You know things have gone bad in your life when you're sitting in the can appreciating a heater. Simple things in life. New heater at clients coldest bathroom in nyc pic.twitter.com/h1NMMr0s9D — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) January 29, 2015 Wait, is that IN the stall? No, never mind, we don't want to know. Carry on, […]

EY Takes Work-Life Balance Into New, Confounding Direction

Alert the media and release the hounds, EY is hot on the trail of a new approach to work/life balance: We have shifted the focus at EY from effective work/life balance to effective work/life integration #WomenFastForward http://t.co/C6g5Q7FmdW — EY (@EYnews) January 21, 201 Interpretations? That, we'll leave to you.  

Let’s All Welcome PwC’s Bob Moritz to Twitter!

Guess what? Just in time for Davos, BoMo is on Twitter. His bio states: Chairman & Senior Partner @PwC_LLP. Native NY'er, proud father of two, sometimes motorcycle rider & drummer. Views are my own. So are we to take that retweets do, in fact, mean endorsements, Bob? You can find Bob at @bob_moritz, please be […]

Virginia is For 8-K Lovers

So, Broc Romanek spotted this plate today:   Taking Form 8-K too seriously #corpgov pic.twitter.com/HR6SITSs69 — Broc Romanek (@brocromanek) January 6, 2015 Fun fact: Virginia has more vanity plates than any other state in the country. This beauty is a Great Seal plate, and if you didn't know, the state seal of our fine commonwealth […]

PwC’s Bob Moritz Is Feeling Generous, Gives Us This Selfie

Has anyone seen that picture of Bill Gates going around Facebook that says he'll give a bunch of money to every dipshit who shares it? Yeah, it's fake. It's actually based on a piece of paper he held up for his Reddit AMA and of course the Internet jumped all over that and Photoshopped different […]

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) […]

We Can’t Help But Wonder if This EY Conference Room Cactus Is Trying to Say Something

It would be bad enough to spend your life as a cactus, but a conference room cactus? I'd rather be reincarnated as the E. coli on your lunchmeat. It seems this cactus, shared by @EYStaff earlier today, has something on its mind. I can't quite put my finger on it… Cactus in the conference room! […]

Look How Well Some CPA Candidates Are Taking the News That Their Scores Are On Time

So, apparently the NASBA account is only allowed to tweet about CPA exam score releases and nothing else. Yesterday, they experienced a bit of a Twitter snafu, reposting an article about best accounting colleges no less than eleventy billion times. They attempted to apologize but in doing so, only pissed off anxious CPA exam candidates […]

Twitter’s Latest 10-Q Is a Perfect Example of Why No One Wants New Lease Accounting

We all know Twitter — like a lot of "successful" tech companies — isn't exactly making profits hand over fist despite decent revenue but did you know how bad their lease situation is? Spoiler alert: it's bad. In their latest 10-Q filed with the SEC a few days ago, we find the following: So total […]

McGladrey Ups Its Game With Its Latest New Hire

Anyone remember the awkward fireside chat? If so, this guy looks familiar. I have joined McGladrey as their Chief Economist. I look forward to creating a new product on the U.S. economy & the middle market — Joseph Brusuelas (@joebrusuelas) August 12, 2014 What does this mean for McGladrey, the middle market, and the rest […]

Grant Thornton’s Interns Are Making Your Interns Look Bad

First, nourishing your body with food is totally overrated anyway. Second, seems like this is good practice for busy season, when you won't so much forget but be completely unable to unless you don't mind stale Twizzlers and team pizza lunch.   Our MVPs > MT @mfuadster: So focused on the Intern Case Comp that […]

Mark Weinberger Is Getting a Little Verklempt at EY’s Intern Party

Aww, they grow up so fast: So proud of our interns … Destined for greatness wherever their journeys lead …. Hope it includes EY, with me….. — Mark Weinberger (@Mark_Weinberger) July 31, 2014 The 'Berg also promised interns in return for their talent (read: souls),  "what I will commit to you, is an exceptional experience […]

(UPDATE) This EY Fade Haircut Is Just the Worst

A young man has just pledged his #loyaltEY to EY in a creative way. We aren't sure how else to explain it, really. I guess you just have to see the tweet.   @EYMichael @EYLisaT @EYKates #selfie #selfEY #ihadtodoit #noregrets #yolo #HEADSTART pic.twitter.com/lnNkvnzE9O — T (@TheThomaToshi) July 24, 2014 Well, I guess it could be […]

Look Out, Here Comes the Intern #SelfEY Parade

Consider yourselves warned: the interns are about to get released into the wild. Yes, it's that time of year again, EY's International Intern Leadership Conference kicks off next week at Disney World and EY is already trying to goad the impressionable youngsters into blowing up Twitter with #SelfEYs:   My employer, #EY (#ErnstandYoung), sent an […]

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 […]

EY Now Tracking Staff’s Every Move

As anyone who considers break room snacks a food group knows, it's incredibly easy to put on a few pounds from sitting at your desk for most of your working life. EY has a solution — toys to encourage its staff to get off their asses.   New fitness challenge @ the office! 'On the […]

This Big 4 Firm Just Ruined Selfies for Everyone

Selfies have always been pretty stupid but we've officially reached Peak Selfie when a Big 4 firm hijacks the whole selfie thing and slaps a hashtag on it. Meet #SelfEY *cringe*  Loving the #SelfEY!Great pic! RT @EvanDaSilva1 46 mins #elpboston #letmetakeaselfEY pic.twitter.com/BAC3Aqi5s9 — EY US Careers (@EY_CareersUS) May 29, 2014 Next time your supervisor asks […]

Rogue Accounting Firm Inclusionist Suggests You Should Forget Fitting In and Just Be You

As evidenced by the identical mint shirts and sensible shoes, Big 4 life is not really the place for free-thinking individualists. Sure, you could try letting your hair fall into glorious, unshampooed disrepair and burn nag champa at your desk but unless you’re the direct blood relation of someone important at the firm, you can start planning how your free-thinking ass is going to make those unemployment checks last if you dare break away from the pack.

Deloitte Reveals the Secrets Behind the Life at Deloitte Twitter Account

How many times have we wistfully wondered "there is no way this can be a real person, it has to be some HR bot" while scrolling through the Life at Deloitte account? Surely no one is that intoxicated on Kool-Aid. Are they? According to this interview with Marketing Sherpa, they are. Deloitte saw the account […]

Grant Thornton Tries to Motivate With the Human Centipede, or Something

At least I think that's what that graphic is, maybe my glasses are dirty. MT @EmployersonDice: Science says ppl want to do great work @DanielPink get out of way via Pam Harless @GTCareersUS pic.twitter.com/f23AcHfYXW — GrantThorntonCareers (@GTCareersUS) May 7, 2014 See it?

EY Employees Embarking on Annual Make Passive Aggressive Suggestions for Improvement Ritual

It’s review time! Seeking #feedback from your team throughout the year is an #effective way to stay on track w/your #goals. -Lys #EYTip — Life at EY (@EYstaff) May 6, 2014

Math-Challenged Future Barista With Law Degree Seeks Clue

Let's not all point and laugh at once now, kids.   I did the math and I'm willing to go to school for 3 years after my undergraduate to make 6 figures out of law school. — Cadillactica Pimp (@RaganGotEm) April 21, 2014 h/t Law School Lemmings via ATL

McGladrey is Still Figuring Out How Twitter Works

This is why you don't let interns near the internet, guys.  

Citi’s Twitter Team Fails to Perform Due Diligence on Felon Seeking Loan

Remember how a Mexican subsidiary of Citigroup kinda loaned a few hundred million to a shitty oil company? No? Allow us to refresh you: Banking giant Citigroup cut its fourth quarter and full year 2013 estimates on Friday, as its profit was hit by fraudulent activity at a Mexico-based subsidary. The bank said in a […]

McGladrey, Grant Thornton, BDO Will Break into Big 4 By 2019, Says Guy on Twitter

People say a lot of crazy things on Twitter. I know I have. But this guy just said the craziest:

David Cay Johnston vs. Tax Girl on Twitter: PLACE YOUR BETS

Twitter fights are always good, especially when they involve people we've come to know and love (or, as is the case with one of the participants in the following exchange, know and troll). Apparently, our "pal" David Cay Johnston decided he didn't like a Tax Girl article and wanted to make his dissatisfaction known. Which […]

The Best (and Worst) of #busyseasonproblems

The end, it be nigh y’all.

Let’s Take a Look Back at the First Tweets of Accounting Firms

Twitter turned 8 today and in celebration, released a tool to dig up a user’s very first tweet. Because we know you’re going to be tempted to see what GC had to say on the very first day we joined Twitter, I’ll save you the trouble. We auto-tweeted “The Eagle Ponz Has Landed” which, presumably, […]

Let’s See How Far Women Have Come in the Workplace Since 1945

This young lady on Twitter shares with the class: 20 things men don't like about women in the office, from 1945 pic.twitter.com/fkvcot7z9w — Sophie Gadd (@sophie_gadd) March 19, 2014 Would anyone care to take a stab at what "unfair sex practices" are? I'm drawing a blank here. Maybe because I am just a stupid woman […]

Tweeting a Lot About Audit Stuff Can Get You a Job at Deloitte

Ed. note: in case you are too lazy to click over and/or incapable of using professional skepticism, it's the Onion, guys. Are you desperate to land a Big 4 gig? You should probably start hashtagging your financial analysis: NEW YORK—Citing his rapidly growing social media presence and prolific, insightful takes on generally accepted accounting practices, […]

One KPMG Hot Shot Concerned His Stuff is Out to Get Him

I'm pretty sure we've all been there, I'm convinced my PlayStation Move is watching everything I do. I was already paranoid that my printer is out to get me; now I'm worried that my microwave is serving a foreign power http://t.co/qqvepMQGMu — Nick Chism (@NickChism_KPMG) March 3, 2014 The piece to which Nick refers isn't […]

The Real Loser at the Oscars This Year Was PwC

Yeah yeah, we're a little late talking about the Oscars but we wanted to let everyone get the noteworthy stuff out of the way first — the Ellen selfie, old lady hating, and of course John Travolta's name butchering (not coincidentally, I ran Colin's name through the Slate generator and it came out Colin) — […]

Even Becker Uses Becker to Study For the CPA Exam

Minor malfunction over at the Becker PR department? For me it's a no-brainer, of course I am going to prepare for the #CPAExam with Becker! — Becker CPA (@BeckerCPA) February 28, 2014 Are we missing something here? Is Becker taking a page from the Life at Deloitte/Life at EY playbook and letting ambitious young staff […]

Someone at EY Didn’t Get the Memo About Coming in This Weekend

Just in case you weren't planning on enjoying the weekend you may not even get a chance to enjoy, EY sent out a friendly reminder on Twitter (just go ahead and twist the knife, guys): It's almost here … #HappyFriday #TGIF #BetterWorkingWorld http://t.co/YbhPJ7CI5b — EY US Careers (@EY_CareersUS) February 28, 2014 Yeeeeaaaahh, I'm gonna need […]

Let’s Help Life at Deloitte Answer One Very Important Question

Is it just me or is this account getting worse by the day? You'd think I'd rejoice in its sticky sweet HR-approved drivel the more drivel-y it gets but I'm actually starting to feel bad for these people. Anyway, Life at Deloitte took a risk last week and asked one hard-hitting question: Power Lunch question: […]

What’s Worse: Getting Your Ass Kicked in the Super Bowl or Shooting the Breeze with McGladrey?

So we're trying to figure out which Manning had it worse — the one who got embarrassed in the Super Bowl or the one who had a long chat with McGladrey and special guests in front of a sponsored backdrop?   @EliManningHub shared his #SuperBowl experiences and discussed leadership on and off the field with […]

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 […]

Life at Deloitte May or May Not Involve Time Spent on Your Knees

OH DEAR. Who let this one fly? I mean really. After a great practice run. The @TepperCMU team, Dr. Mather, and their coaches. pic.twitter.com/fx3g57DWXl — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) January 16, 2014 HAHAHA!! Practice run!! BWHAHAHAHAHA I am LOLing so hard I think I just sharted.

I’ll Take “Things That Are Worse Than Failing The CPA Exam” For $500, Alex

Remember when you were a kid and got in trouble? How many specific incidents can you recall in detail now? What about the very worst day of your life? Can you describe every single detail of that day? We as human beings are programmed to scrub some of those details out because if we didn't, […]

Life at Deloitte’s Advice For Doing Other People’s Work

Life at Deloitte has some sage advice for the overachievers out there who want to do the work of their superiors without being compensated for it: Don't be confined by levels or titles – I was doing aspects of my current job for 6 months before moving into the role #careeradvice #goals — Life at […]

Share Your Tips For Getting Through Your Miserable Work Life!

EYStaff started it: I always try to remember to smile when on the phone. It helps make your voice & tone sound more receptive -Lys #EYQuickTip #WhatIveLearned — Life at EY (@EYstaff) January 2, 2014 Any fellow @EYstaff want to share some tips?! Comment below! #knowledge -Lys — Life at EY (@EYstaff) January 2, 2014 […]

Please Join Us in Congratulating Ourselves For Ending Up on This Economia Top 50 Most Influential List

Surely this is one of the signs of the apocalypse. Here's how Economia figured out who should be on the list, which would explain why not a single one of my cats got there (not even the highly influential Cash Money, who should be on this list for his name alone because HELLO, finance): We […]

Grant Thornton Employees Break Out Dynamic Christmas Sweaters for Holiday Party

You'd all do well to follow this example for your respective office parties this season: Successful @GrantThorntonUS #atlanta holiday party last night. Tacky sweaters and all. @mmangrum1126 @griffinehunt pic.twitter.com/ZoE3BqEbKF — Christian Hyatt (@christianhyatt) December 13, 2013 Okay, guy on the left — we see that you phoned it in by just opting for a Christmas […]

@EYstaff Memorializing Nelson Mandela By Tweeting an Inspirational Quote He Never Actually Said

Call this a public service because you, too, may feel compelled to spread this meme today. Love this quote from #NelsonMandela – What an inspiring man. #RememberingMandela pic.twitter.com/x9UppWY4Xi — Life at EY (@EYstaff) December 6, 2013 Well, there's one indisputable fact here, he was an inspiring man. However, that quote isn't his. [Note: as I […]

Life at EY Just Got Exceptionally Less Boring In One Conference Room

Oh man, sounds like fun, where do I sign up? @EYstaff Meeting! What's on your agenda today? pic.twitter.com/ivH7mipkYx — Life at EY (@EYstaff) December 4, 2013 Oh man, are those even real windows or is this like the Umbrella Corp secret underground lab with simulated outside reality? Protip: if your propaganda account exists solely to […]

Grover Norquist May Have Had the Most Awkward Thanksgiving Ever

Some things should not be discussed at the Thanksgiving table. But I guess if you're related to Grover Norquist, what are you going to talk about? Thanksgiving dinner: Nana, mom, aunts telling chldbirth stories. 5 yr old says "so when the baby comes out Mommy's mouth…" Topic changed — Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) December 3, 2013

Life at Deloitte Just Had the Best Week Ever

As you guys all know, we love mocking the PR-heavy crap that is spewed out into the Internet abyss by the Life at Deloitte account. In the past, we've all sort of wondered if a team of hacks is over there tweeting their own fluff pretending to be a rotating crew of happy, Deloitte-loving Deloitte […]

Ex Crazy Eddie CFO Is Picking a Fight With a Pointy-Headed Professor Right Now

Oh my, there's a fight on the Internet, you say? Tell me more. Memo to Paul Gillis PhD, CPA: Fraudsters need more apologists like you. $NQ — Sam E. Antar (@SamAntar) November 20, 2013 Memo to Paul Gillis PhD, CPA: Your stupidity in trying to explain $NQ's DSO and cash numbers show how ignorant you […]

These Pictures of Tim Gearty with Neil Cavuto Are Glorious

Twitter was created for moments just like this: Met Neil Cavuto at a Church breakfast. I present CPE at his company – Fox News ! ! ! pic.twitter.com/hzcfHubfEB — Timothy Gearty (@TimothyGearty) November 20, 2013 The look on Cavuto's face seems to be saying, "Okay, buddy. Mnemonics. Sounds great." Here's the two mugging together: A […]

Perhaps Comparing the CPA Exam to Actual War Isn’t The Best Idea

Meanwhile, in deluded CPA exam candidate land: OK, let's put this into perspective since perspective is something you clearly need as evidenced by this tweet. World War II: lasted from 1939 – 1945Your CPA exam experience: will probably be over in no more than a year and a half World War II: It is estimated […]

Life at Deloitte Is Pulling Out the Fancypants Words This Week…

What fuckery is this? Do you know the difference between Chronos and Kairos? — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) November 5, 2013 I don't know about you all but I had to Google it.

Let’s Discuss This Sentence From the Out & Equal Summit

This is happening right now in Minneapolis and of course the best we can do is get caught up through the Life at Deloitte Twitter account: "In order to retain top talent, an organization must create an environment where everyone can be themselves" @christie_smith2 #oesummit2013 — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) October 30, 2013 The quote […]

Jason the CPA Warns: Only YOU Can Prevent Business Casual

If you wear slacks and a polo too long, you may start liking it. Be careful out there! — Jason M. Blumer, CPA (@JasonMBlumer) October 15, 2013  

Let’s Get to Know Twitter’s Audit Committee Members

It is a little fun to read S-1s because companies have to talk about "Risk Factors" and "Critical Accounting Policies" and a bunch of other stuff people don't care about. But when a fancy tech company like Twitter releases an S-1 it's completely different because the financial media goes into a rabid lather over it. They just […]

Life at Deloitte Can Result in the Occasional Occupational Hazard

Smoking in the stairwell, again? Yup, been out of the office too long…locked in the stairs bc I forgot my badge on my desk #helpme — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) September 18, 2013

Early Odds Point to EY as Twitter’s Auditor

We're sure some of you know who the firm is already, but there's nothing out there yet so we'll refrain from calling it official. But! Audit Analytics has some stats on the 248 IPOs since April 2012 that show EY is a big favorite among EGCs since the JOBS Act was passed:  Since April 2012, […]

AICPA’s Young CPA Network Dreaming of Unattainable Clients

The World's Highest-Paid Models Of 2013 via @Forbes http://t.co/340povaXsY — Young CPA Network (@YoungCPANetwork) September 10, 2013

Audit Committees Have More Issues Than a Magazine Stand

Our friends at Audit Analytics have all the fun info: 445 companies have reported #DisclosureControl issues with their Board, Audit Committee, or Corporate Governance thus far in 2013. #SOX302 — Audit Analytics (@AuditAnalytics) September 9, 2013 (cont.) Of those 445 companies, 401 determined that the Audit Committee, Board, or Corp. Gov. issue led to ineffective […]

Crooked CFO Amused By Pearl-Clutching Tweet

RT @footnoted "Seriously flouting established SEC rules makes a mockery of the system!" — Sam E. Antar (@SamAntar) August 30, 2013

It’s Possible Even the Syrian Electronic Army Isn’t a Fan of the CGMA

While the attack on the New York Times this week was inconvient to say the least, it appears the hack also forced the AICPA to reschedule a planned CGMA chat on Twitter. I'm sure all of you were very broken up to hear this news: That gives you a whole 3 day weekend to get […]

Life at Deloitte Can Consist of ‘Intense’ Drawing and Coloring

Your parents will be so proud they spent all that money on your accounting education to get you to this point in your illustrious career. After an intense session of drawing and coloring, off to a goodbye dinner for a couple friends. — Life at Deloitte (@lifeatdeloitte) August 13, 2013 Oh, and because your life […]

After His Open Victory, It Appears Phil Mickelson Is Doing Some Tax Planning at the PGA Championship

Rough start for Lefty. Bogey on 3, double on 4. +3 thru 4. Let's turn this around! — KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) August 8, 2013

Ernst & Young Staff Has Worked Himself Into Oblivion

How did I miss the EY reference when Kristen Wiig was hosting SNL?!?! Just don't agree that our world is boring haha…http://t.co/Pzcg0I6aWj — Life at EY (@EYstaff) August 7, 2013

Life at Deloitte Doesn’t Always Include Proper Meals

"Forgot" to eat lunch? More like was so overwhelmed with busy work that he couldn't tear himself away for 30 minutes to eat a proper meal. But hey, I'm sure that wasn't his first Cheetos and Snickers bar lunch and it sure won't be the last. Whoa – forgot to eat lunch and its almost […]

Ex-Crazy Eddie CFO Wondering Why He Hasn’t Got a Second Chance Like *Some* People

Sam Antar knows an inequitable situation when he sees one:    Memo to SEC: If Weiner and Spitzer can run for office again, why am I still banned from being an officer or director of a public company? — Sam E. Antar (@SamAntar) July 23, 2013 A regular reader of GC wondered to us: "In Spitzer's […]

The Guy Tweeting From Life at Deloitte This Week Might Need a Cold, Post-Workout Kool Aid

As most of you already know, the Life at Deloitte Twitter account is a great source of G-rated PR fluff allegedly written by real Green Dotters. And this week's winner is Steve Nading, a tax senior in Chicago. Now, unless he's traveling in California for the week – doubtful, since he tweeted "Good morning from […]