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Crowe Poaches Someone From EY and Issues a Press Release

In an unusually humble press release that doesn't use the words "leading accounting and advisory firm" in the first sentence like every other firm does, Crowe announced announced the hiring…

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Why Did the PCAOB Redact KPMG’s Audit Failure Rate?

What the fuck is this?? 2022 PCAOB Inspection of KPMG LLP [PDF] WSJ doesn't know why it was redacted either. NO ONE DOES. We've got some more inspection reports to…

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EY Gave a Hilarious Excuse For Walking Away From This Awful Municipal Audit Client

Across the pond, EY is earning headlines for its abandoning the Wokingham Borough Council, a government locale in the southeast of England with a population of 177,500, after barely completing…

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List of the Day: People Who Don’t Work at Deloitte Rank It As a Best Place to Work

Deloitte has another award to add to its large trophy case: At Deloitte US, we are a workplace for all. Incredibly proud to announce that we have been recognized as…

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EY Gives the Marine Corps the Thing Grant Thornton Couldn’t

Save your crayon-counting jokes for the comments. As you may have heard, the United States Marine Corps recently received an unmodified opinion from EY. In any other sector this might…

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Let’s See What You Got For Employee Appreciation Day

As it's the first Friday of March, today is Employee Appreciation Day. I never would have known had I not seen this tweet from Marcum because the company I work…

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Oxford Study Finds Workplace Wellness Programs Do Diddly Squat For Mental Health

In "Employee well-being outcomes from individual-level mental health interventions: Cross-sectional evidence from the United Kingdom" published in Industrial Relations Journal, wellbeing enthusiast and researcher Dr. William Fleming has found that…

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Let’s Discuss Bathroom Etiquette Now That We’re Returning to the Office

Perhaps this post is long overdue and should have been written at least two years ago when the professional workforce began returning to the office post-pandemic but better late than…

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Accounting Ranks First In Something Good For Once

It's possible this is just clickbait and thinly veiled advertising for remote recruiters (*sweats nervously*) but according to CNBC Make It, "accountant" is "the number one in-demand remote job companies…

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Stat of the Day: 42% of Firms Are Turning Down Work Because There’s No One to Do It

That's according to preliminary results from the CPA Trendlines Outlook 2024 Emerging Issues, Opportunities and Trends survey which you can take here. While this may seem like a scary statistic…

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Friendly Reminder to Double-Check Your ChatGPT Output Today

So apparently ChatGPT went psychotic some time yesterday with multiple users on r/chatgpt reporting issues ranging from entertaining to terrifying. The incident is a reminder to not blindly rely on…

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QOTD: “The Robots Are Not Coming For Your Jobs, They’re Coming For Your Tasks”

That's Dan Black, Global Talent Acquisition Leader at EY, in an interview with HR Grapevine. Q. We’ve seen high-profile cases of AI-related layoffs. How do you protect employees as you…

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Another Accounting Firm Has Had Its Data Breached

Just when you think "hacker" stock photos couldn't get any dumber. This is not a practical outfit for hacking activities, come on. Without bothering to search our archive of 16,000+…

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What Data Was This Weirdo Staff Trying to Steal From Colleagues’ Phones and Laptops?

How come the stock photo hackers are always wearing hats indoors and surrounded by vape clouds? As if public accountants didn't have enough to worry about, local WLNS of Lansing,…

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AI Probably Won’t Be Taking Over All the Inventory Counts Any Time Soon

In the working paper "Beyond AI Exposure: Which Tasks are Cost-Effective to Automate with Computer Vision?" [PDF] MIT researchers with funding from MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab looked into the potential…

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Top Remote Accounting Candidates: February 29, 2024

Are you struggling to hire remote accountants, CAS, auditors, or tax professionals right for your firm or internal team? Accountingfly is ready to partner with you! Gain full access to…

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Only the Dumb Firms Monitor Badge Swipes

Monitoring badge swipes fosters a culture of distrust and only discourages people from coming to the office says Nahla Khaddage Bou-Diab in this Accountancy Today article. Khaddage Bou-Diab is credited…

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The Job Ghosting Is Getting Out of Hand

Remember when millennials were entering the workforce 15-20 years ago and the business rags were gassing up HR talking about how not loyal they all are? Millennials can breathe a…

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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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From Felon to Firm Owner: A Redemption Story

Scott Scarano is not your typical accounting firm owner. With his hip-hop hats, silver chains, and rapper persona, he looks more like a SoundCloud artist than a buttoned-up businessman. Yet…

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Crowe Poaches Someone From EY and Issues a Press Release

In an unusually humble press release that doesn't use the words "leading accounting and advisory firm" in the first sentence like every other firm does, Crowe announced announced the hiring…

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Monday Morning Accounting News Brief: Big 4 Bans ChatGPT For Job Seekers; An EY Boomeranger | 3.4.24

Hi! It's Monday which means it's my job to go round up some headlines for you to start the week. Did anyone get anything for Employee Appreciation Day? Let me…

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Friday Footnotes: For the Last Time, Salaries Are Too Low; NOCLAR Is Back; Big 4 Beat Up Again | 3.1.24

Footnotes is a collection of stories from around the accounting profession curated by actual humans and published every Friday at 5pm Eastern. While you're here, subscribe to our newsletter to…

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Let’s See What You Got For Employee Appreciation Day

As it's the first Friday of March, today is Employee Appreciation Day. I never would have known had I not seen this tweet from Marcum because the company I work…

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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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EY Gave a Hilarious Excuse For Walking Away From This Awful Municipal Audit Client

Across the pond, EY is earning headlines for its abandoning the Wokingham Borough Council, a government locale in the southeast of England with a population of 177,500, after barely completing…

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List of the Day: People Who Don’t Work at Deloitte Rank It As a Best Place to Work

Deloitte has another award to add to its large trophy case: At Deloitte US, we are a workplace for all. Incredibly proud to announce that we have been recognized as…

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Study: ChatGPT Won’t Be Replacing Accounting Professors In the Near Future

If you're a high school student and future accounting major hoping to receive your undergraduate education from a friendly chatbot, we're sorry to say that won't be happening any time…

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Top Remote Accounting Candidates: February 29, 2024

Are you struggling to hire remote accountants, CAS, auditors, or tax professionals right for your firm or internal team? Accountingfly is ready to partner with you! Gain full access to…

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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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