Accounting News Roundup: A&F Worker Outlook Improves; LarsonAllen Joins the M&A Game; Big 4 Work-Life Redux | 01.18.11

Mergis Group A&F Worker Confidence Rises; Nearly Half of A&F Workers Looking to Make a Job Change [PR Newswire]
The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, edged up 2.2 points to 56.1 in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey commissioned by The Mergis Group®, the professional placement division of SFN Group, Inc. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive®, indicates that an increased population of the workforce believes it is likely they will make a job change in the next 12 months.

Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System [WSJ]
The President wants to get rid of regulations across the spectrum of government “that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb.”

Swiss bank UBS to change much-mocked dress code [AP]
Red undies may now be allowed!

Kennewick accounting firm Hansen NvO sells to LarsonAllen [TCH]
LarsonAllen gets into the M&A act.


For Work-Life Balance, Be an Accountant [The Juggle/WSJ]
The Journal picks up the Times’s story on work-life balance. Or lack thereof.

Rothstein Kass Issues New White Paper on Fair Value Accounting [PR Newswire]
International professional services firm Rothstein Kass today announced that the company has published a new reference manual pertaining to Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (ASC 820).

Mergis Group A&F Worker Confidence Rises; Nearly Half of A&F Workers Looking to Make a Job Change [PR Newswire]
The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers, edged up 2.2 points to 56.1 in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey commissioned by The Mergis Group®, the professional placement division of SFN Group, Inc. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive®, indicates that an increased population of the workforce believes it is likely they will make a job change in the next 12 months.

Toward a 21st-Century Regulatory System [WSJ]
The President wants to get rid of regulations across the spectrum of government “that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb.”

Swiss bank UBS to change much-mocked dress code [AP]
Red undies may now be allowed!

Kennewick accounting firm Hansen NvO sells to LarsonAllen [TCH]
LarsonAllen gets into the M&A act.


For Work-Life Balance, Be an Accountant [The Juggle/WSJ]
The Journal picks up the Times’s story on work-life balance. Or lack thereof.

Rothstein Kass Issues New White Paper on Fair Value Accounting [PR Newswire]
International professional services firm Rothstein Kass today announced that the company has published a new reference manual pertaining to Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (ASC 820).

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