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Accounting News Roundup: Deloitte’s Screw Up; KPMG’s Hat Gets Around; EY Didn’t Ruin the Surprise | 01.12.15

Is accounting a good job choice for someone who is anti-social? [Reddit]

That hat is kind of slutty [Twitter]

The Reason Why Your Accountant Sucks [Forbes]
Gene Marks is trolling.

New York Mayor de Blasio Plans to Revamp Corporate Taxes [WSJ]
It's a wash: "City officials said the proposed changes to the city’s corporate tax structure—which they described as the largest such revamp since the 1940s—is revenue neutral."

FRC delivers formal complaint against Deloitte [economia]
The FRC alleges that Deloitte’s conduct, as well as the conduct of the firm’s audit engagement partner (Clennett) and Aero Inventory FD (Bevan), “fell significantly short” of expected standards. The FRC complaint said the three parties – all of whom are ICAEW members – had “failed to act in accordance with the fundamental principles” of the ICAEW’s guide to professional ethics, and code of ethics, as part of working with “professional competence and due care”.

Golden Globe Winners Not Revealed in Website Gaffe, Says Ernst & Young (Exclusive) [TheWrap]
They vigorously defended the screw up! “No person outside of EY has any information with regards to the winners of the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, nor will they have any such information prior to the formal announcement during the Golden Globe Awards telecast,” the firm said in an exclusive statement to TheWrap. “Any assertion to the contrary is inaccurate.”

At least 69 die after drinking contaminated beer at Mozambique funeral [The Guardian]
It was tainted with poison crocodile juice.

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