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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG Picks Up Sourcing Adviser EquaTerra; Rothstein Kass Adds Tax Principals; Careful When Traveling with the Boss | 02.22.11

Christie to Propose Small-Business Tax Cuts [WSJ]
Less than a week after he vetoed a slew of Democratic job-creation and tax-cutting bills, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will present a budget Tuesday that includes around $200 million in tax cuts, mostly for small businesses, a source familiar with the budget said. The figure represents a small portion of Mr. Christie’s overall state budget, details of which were kept tightly under wraps. However, the move underscores Mr. Christie’s determination to be seen as a tax-cutter even amid one of the worst budget crises in years.

KPMG to Provide Broader Global Outsourcing Advisory Services Through Acquisition of EquaTerra [PR Newswire]
“EquaTerra is an ideal fit for KPMG and we look forward to welcoming the EquaTerra team to the KPMG network family,” said Timothy P. Flynn, Chairman, KPMG International. “Through this acquisition, clients of KPMG member firms will benefit from the addition of a market-leading sourcing adviser to help them transform their organizations into more flexible enterprises in a way that meets today’s complex market demands.”

Satyam Settles; PwC Left In Lurch [Forbes]
Yes, this story is still out there. No, this doesn’t mean it’s over.

Big Increases in Tax Prosecutions (27%), Convictions (15%) [TaxProf Blog]
You’ve been warned.

Rothstein Kass Hires Three New Tax Principals [PR Newswire]
Rothstein Kass today announced the addition of three new principals to its ranks. Moshe Biderman, an alternative investment industry expert, has boarded as a Tax Principal in the Rothstein Kass Financial Services Group, and will be based in the Roseland, New Jersey office. David Logan, well-known within the alternative investment community, has also joined the company as a Tax Principal in the Financial Services Group. He is based in the firms’ New York office. Meanwhile, Robert Siegel, a tax planning and advisory services specialist to both public and private companies, has re-joined Rothstein Kass as a Tax Principal in the Rothstein Kass Commercial Services Group. He will operate from the firm’s Roseland location.

Women Still Earning Less than Men in Finance [FINS]
According to the data, with women in financial activities earn only 71% of what men earned: women made $732 a week, compared to $1,039 a week for men.

Dynegy to Replace CEO, Board After $665 Million Icahn Bid Fails [Bloomberg]
Bruce Williamson, 51, has resigned as chairman and will step down as CEO effective March 11, Dynegy said yesterday in a statement. Patricia A. Hammick, 64, who headed a board of independent directors reviewing the Icahn bid, succeeds Williamson as chairman, the company said. Board member David Biegler, 64, will become interim CEO. Chief Financial Officer Holli Nichols, 40, also will resign as of March 11.

Travel With the Boss: The Pluses and the Chasms [NYT]
Traveling with the boss offers an array of both professional opportunities and minefields. After all, a week of meetings, meals, airport delays and taxi rides can add up to more time together than a junior employee may normally experience in a year. There are also plenty of chances to err — a less-than-stellar client presentation, a technology mishap or perhaps a suggestion to eat at a famous barbecue place when the boss is a vegan.

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