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Accounting News Roundup: Getting Good References; CPA Super Bowl Bets; Taco Bell Says ‘Thanks’ | 01.28.11

The Secrets to Getting Good References [FINS]
One of your first moves when considering a job change should be to review your professional network for people who can serve as references. Prospective employers are likely to ask you for three or four people who can endorse you as a professional. How you ask is, of course, just as important as who you ask. There are a number of courtesies to keep in mind when you’re choosing your references.

PwC: CEOs confident, eager for talent [Vault]
PricewaterhouseCoopers timed the release of its 14th annual Global CEO Survey results to coincide with the opening of the World Economic Forum at Davos yesterday. Despite an anemic recovery in the US, the results show that CEO confidence has rebounded to pre-crisis levels, with corporate leadership eager to hit the ground running in 2011.

Prof Pees on Colleague’s Office Door [TaxProf Blog]
You’re in trouble, buddy.

CPA firms make Super Bowl wager for charity [AW]
Kolb+Co., a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based public accounting firm, has made a Super Bowl wager with Schneider Downs, Pittsburgh’s largest independent public accounting firm. “Our idea is to involve our entire offices in a team spirit day, where every employee can support their team through casual dress when they make a $5 donation,” said Tom Luken, president and CEO of Kolb+Co. “Once the Super Bowl has been decided, all proceeds will be donated to a charity selected by the winning office.”

Tax Blogosphere Buddies – Joe Kristan [TWTP]
Our friend and purveyor of Tax Update Blog, Joe Kristan, does a Q&A with Robert Flach.

If lien fits, O.J. Simpson prosecutor’s firm must pay it [Tax Watchdog]
Remember Christopher Darden? He’s the prosecutor who instructed the Juice to try on the glove. This led to Johnnie Cochran being immortalized which may have inspired the creation Jackie Chiles. For that, we are grateful. Oh, and Mr Darden has a $30k tax lien.

Taco Bell: ‘Thanks for suing us’ [CNN]
A first?

LinkedIn plans to raise up to $175 million in IPO [Reuters]
LinkedIn Corp, whose professional networking site has 90 million users, plans to raise up to $175 million in an initial public offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company, co-founded in 2002 by ex-PayPal executive Reid Hoffman, announced its intention to go public on Thursday, but did not immediately reveal how many shares would be offered or their price range.

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