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.