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At the Forefront of Billing for AI, PwC Gets in Bed with OpenAI

If any article needs the PwC Chad image, it's this one As Big 4 firms scramble to be the fastest, trustiest, and billing-est firm in the race to monetize generative…

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KPMG Merges With KPMG

KPMG's getting married. To itself. KPMG UK's 833 equity and salaried partners and 17,239 employees will be joining forces with KPMG Switzerland's 2,603 employees and ?? partners to form a…

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KPMG Interns Firmly Disavow the Lazy Gen Z Stereotype

Sorry, these are the options for "Gen Z" stock photos. As an industry publication that started out as a voice for millennials (and cool Gen Xers), we've never bought into…

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Tim Ryan Is Dipping Out of PwC Early, the Leadership Transition Gets Bumped Up to RIGHT NOW

Wall Street Journal has reported that rather than wait until the end of PwC's fiscal year on June 30 as planned, current PwC US Chair Tim Ryan is out and…

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You’ll Never Guess Which Big 4 Firm Is the Only One to Make This Top Companies List

...actually, that headline pretty much gave it away. It's KPMG and they've found themselves in the #5 spot on the Fair360 Top 50 Companies list. Who or what is Fair360,…

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FINRA Quickly Calls BS on Banks Forcing a Return-to-Office in Their Name

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Citigroup, HSBC, and Barclays were forcing more of their people to return to the office five days a week "as regulatory changes make it trickier…

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KPMG Interns Firmly Disavow the Lazy Gen Z Stereotype

Sorry, these are the options for "Gen Z" stock photos. As an industry publication that started out as a voice for millennials (and cool Gen Xers), we've never bought into…

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Profession Leader Humbly Requests You STFU About Long Hours, Busy Season, and Stress

You're scaring the children! Stories about the AICPA are like buses, you don't see one for an hour weeks and then three show up at once. Today I come bearing…

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Accountants Will Go Extinct in the Next Decade, Says Guy

Sad? Sad prediction:AI and offshoring are going to wreck the accounting profession in the next decade. Combine that with the pain every company has with this function and it’s a…

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Mischievous Deloitte Partner on Why ‘Keep Doing What You’re Doing’ Is the Worst Career Advice

Financial Review has profiled Deloitte Australia boss Adam Powick and we're choosing to ignore the ongoing drama over there on that side of the world to instead latch onto this…

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PwC Chad

At the Forefront of Billing for AI, PwC Gets in Bed with OpenAI

If any article needs the PwC Chad image, it's this one As Big 4 firms scramble to be the fastest, trustiest, and billing-est firm in the race to monetize generative…

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Accountants Will Go Extinct in the Next Decade, Says Guy

Sad? Sad prediction:AI and offshoring are going to wreck the accounting profession in the next decade. Combine that with the pain every company has with this function and it’s a…

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We Delve Into the Vibrant Landscape of Gen Z Overusing ChatGPT in Cover Letters

*headline note, ChatGPT didn't write that. But it could have. Let's talk about cover letters. I've always been a fan but that's because I write for a living so pounding…

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Note to Partners: Make Sure Your Interns and Associates Know How to Avoid Sus Links and Phishing

Remember the Deloitte survey a while back that found Gen Zers were more than twice as likely as boomers to have their social media account hacked* (17% vs. 8%) and…

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PwC Australia Makes AI a Key Part of Its Three-Year Plan Because AI Isn’t Invited to the Secret Government Tax Meetings

Still-scandalized PwC Australia released its three-year plan on Friday and no one should be surprised that they've put trust front and center. Funny considering PwC US just got rid of…

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Top Accounting Candidate of the week

Top Remote Accountants of the Week | May 23, 2024

Struggling to find remote accountants, CAS experts, auditors, or tax professionals for your firm or internal team? Accountingfly can help! With our Always-On Recruiting service, access a pool of skilled…

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Top Accounting Candidate of the week

Top Remote Accountants of the Week | May 16, 2024

Struggling to find remote accountants, CAS experts, auditors, or tax professionals for your firm or internal team? Accountingfly can help! With our Always-On Recruiting service, access a pool of skilled…

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Audit Firms’ Tone at the Top Sounds Like a Brown Note, Says SEC Chief Accountant

In a statement released today ("Fostering a Healthy 'Tone at the Top' at Audit Firms"), SEC Chief Accountant Paul Munter has some strong words for accounting firm leadership: Early-career staff…

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Weekend Discussion: How Much Is Too Much When Raising Fees?

You may have seen this article on Twitter or in Footnotes on Friday: Higher costs prompt Westbrook accounting firm to raise rates. And if you didn't, now you have. In…

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Note to Partners: Make Sure Your Interns and Associates Know How to Avoid Sus Links and Phishing

Remember the Deloitte survey a while back that found Gen Zers were more than twice as likely as boomers to have their social media account hacked* (17% vs. 8%) and…

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PwC Chad

At the Forefront of Billing for AI, PwC Gets in Bed with OpenAI

If any article needs the PwC Chad image, it's this one As Big 4 firms scramble to be the fastest, trustiest, and billing-est firm in the race to monetize generative…

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rat race, maze of corridors in office

FINRA Quickly Calls BS on Banks Forcing a Return-to-Office in Their Name

Last week, Bloomberg reported that Citigroup, HSBC, and Barclays were forcing more of their people to return to the office five days a week "as regulatory changes make it trickier…

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KPMG office in the UK, front door

KPMG Merges With KPMG

KPMG's getting married. To itself. KPMG UK's 833 equity and salaried partners and 17,239 employees will be joining forces with KPMG Switzerland's 2,603 employees and ?? partners to form a…

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Tuesday Morning Accounting News Brief: A New Kind of Audit Quality Report; Merger Mania; Skilled Talent, Not Newbies | 5.28.24

Welcome back to the workweek. I trust everyone had a safe and restful Memorial Day weekend. Although the weekend is behind us, you're still welcome to weigh in on the…

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Why Is Everyone Chattering About KPMG Acquiring Rothstein Kass?

Over the weekend, we began hearing rumors of a KPMG/Rothstein Kass merger. Rather, a somewhat upset individual sent us this:As discussed and expected in the 2013 layoffs thread here about…

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Here’s Your Open Thread for EY Compensation Discussions (2015)

There's been a steady stream of tips coming in for the last week about EY comp discussions starting today and we understand that people are anxious.Here's how one tipster put…

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Here’s Your Open Thread for EY Compensation Discussions (2014)

Yes, we know this is early but the natives are getting restless, as evidenced by our inboxes:EY compensation and promotion talks have began in the NY areaWe reached out to…

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Here’s Your Open Thread for EY Compensation Discussions (2013)

The time has finally come for employees of all Black and Yellow stripes to discuss their financial satisfaction (or lack thereof) for this year. There's seems to have been quite a…

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CohnReznick Snags a Longtime PwC International Tax Guy and Issues a Press Release

CohnReznick has picked up former PwC principal Daniel Rinke for its international tax practice and issued a very flowery press release. Based in Massachusetts, Rinke has more than two decades…

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Did the Anti-150 Hour Crowd Finally Beat the AICPA Into Submission? Looks That Way

Stephen Foley at Financial Times wrote something today that may be of interest to high school freshmen bound for the CPA track one day, an article that suggests the AICPA…

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Just Shy of His 30th Anniversary, Barry Melancon is Retiring as AICPA CEO

AICPA President, CEO, and chihuahua juggling fan Barry Melancon is retiring at the end of this year. Reports Journal of Accountancy: Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, who guided the accounting profession…

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Top Remote Accounting Freelancers: February 3, 2024

Looking to staff up for a season or hire a freelancer for a project? Accountingfly is ready to partner with you! Gain full access to a pool of highly skilled…

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10 Essential Project Management Principles for Accounting Firms

Every accounting firm struggles with project management, with smaller practices that are rapidly expanding taking the brunt of the damage. As your firm adds new clients, takes on more work,…

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6 Ways Email is Secretly Destroying Your Accounting Firm

Email: The word itself sounds innocent, doesn't it? Kind of like "snail mail," but faster, sleeker, and without the slimy trail. But don't be fooled—email is secretly a sinister beast,…

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Don’t Grow Your Accounting Firm Out of Business! Break Up With These Unscalable Practices Now

Business growth is always a high priority for accounting firms, especially small-to-midsize practices. Take care, though, because growth can be a double-edged sword. If your firm expands too quickly or…

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