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Accounting News Roundup: Auditor Independence and the CFO; Challenge Employees to Make Them Happy; Charity with a Swipe | 11.14.14

Auditor Independence Is the CFO’s Responsibility, Too [CFO]
Say two retired EY partners.

SEC Questions Internal Controls at Citigroup [Audit Analytics]
Which segues nicely into adverse opinions on ICFR.

An Easy Way to Make Your Employees Happier [HBR]
Ask them to do something difficult: "The SHRM survey indicates that “the opportunity to use skills and abilities” has displaced “job security” as the top driver of satisfaction, and it consistently ranks among the top two, regardless of a respondents’ tenure, age, gender, or organization staff size."

Six Questions You Should Ask to Learn About a Company's Culture [Lifehacker]
My favorite: "What Do You Love about Working Here—and What Do You Dislike?"

Guess How Much Money Bill Gross Made Last Year? [Bloomberg View]
$290 million.

Now You Can Donate Your Leftover Subway Fare To Charity, With A Simple Swipe [Fast Coexist]
"[T]rying to innovate donation to the point where we’re not using physical spare change.”

Liberal group: Don't extend bonus depreciation [The Hill]
"The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities called bonus depreciation in a Thursday paper both too expensive and an ineffective way to stimulate the economy."

Man gets $1,200 bill for in-flight Wi-Fi [MyFoxNY]
Read the fine print.

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