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ANR: Disclosure Reform Sounds Fun; Accounting Firms Hire Some of Their Interns; Bust Stress with Waffles | 03.21.14

Fiscal Reality Check: Will Congress Pay for the Tax Extenders and the Doc Fix? [TaxVox]
"No," says Howard Gleckman. And it's interesting to learn that the most thorough plans proposed are never taken seriously. Congress! 

White: SEC Disclosure Reforms Moving Forward, Despite Hurdles [CW]
Hurdles like trying to figure out how to best accomodate the wants of both big guys and little guys: "[Mary Jo White] admitted, however, that balancing 'what institutional investors want to see with what retail investors can reasonably digest and vet their way through' will prove difficult."

These companies hire interns for full-time jobs [CNBC]
Accounting firms are #1 in something: "[T]he industry with the largest percentage of hiring interns was accounting, with a 31 percent conversion rate from intern to full-time worker. The companies that hired the most interns include KPMG, Plante Moran and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Next came management consulting at a 25 percent conversion rate with companies like Bain and Deloitte as the best." 

California second only to New York in high taxes, study says [LAT]
File under "duh."

Auditor independence should be left to the accounting profession [PCBT]
If you hated my post from Wednesday, you'll enjoy the op/ed that believes that the "accounting profession has established ethical standards to counteract any threats to independence."  

IRS: Half of '14 returns are in [The Hill]

4 Stress-Busting Ideas for Accountants During Busy Season [Open Items]
National Waffle Day is next week!

Internal auditors racing to keep pace with technology [JofA]

Bystander Videobombs Local News Report By Fondling His Gut [The Concourse]
The Truffle Shuffle never gets old.

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