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Accounting News Roundup: PCAOB Making a List, Checking It Twice; Fat Shaming at the Office; Should You Ditch the Holiday Party? | 12.17.14

Corporate Audits to Get Wider Review [CFOJ]
Helen Munter, the PCAOB's director of registration and inspections has a list: "environmental risks, international tax and the estimated value of corporate investment portfolios, followed by reviews of how companies are evaluating their risk from declining oil prices and how they calculate and control for accuracy their cash flows."

Grant Thornton chooses Sacha Romanovitch as its new chief executive [Telegraph]
She replaces Scott Barnes to head the UK firm. Barnes will become chairman of Grant Thornton International.

Everything You Need to Know to Get a Consultant Job at Deloitte [BBW]
"Take your time and be sincere about your interest in Deloitte."

Memo to Staff: Time to Lose a Few Pounds [WSJ]
People are starting to notice that your belt has reached its limit: "Seeking to make a dent in the intractable problem of obesity—a condition affecting roughly one-third of U.S. adults and costing companies more than $73 billion a year, according to researchers from Duke University—businesses are experimenting with new measures to encourage workers to slim down. They are moving beyond healthy snacks in vending machines or discounted gym memberships and taking an aggressive, personalized approach to workers’ weight. Some are offering employees wearable fitness trackers and competitions on social apps, covering weight-loss surgeries and drugs, and providing mental-health counseling designed to get at the emotions that may underlie eating issues."

4 Reasons to Kill the Office Holiday Party—and One Reason to Save It [HBR]
“Companies might find that employees would actually prefer time off versus an afternoon or evening of manufactured frivolity.” Or "What if your company’s leaders just threw a party because they enjoyed your company?"

Sex Addiction Is no Excuse for Tax Fraud [AWEB]