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Friday Footnotes: Deloitte Hates Old People; Australia Anyone?; Interview Intel | 6.25.21

Signs you or a colleague could use mental health support [Journal of Accountancy] Some of you may need to give this podcast a listen.

KPMG Study: Majority Of Female Executives Taking On Expanded Leadership Roles At Work While Responsibilities At Home Increase During The Pandemic [PR Newswire] “Advancing the Future of Women in Business: A KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit Report” surveyed 900 high-performing executive women who are 1-2 career steps away from the C-suite and have participated in the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. The report offers key insights into how female executives lead their companies through periods of uncertainty and disruption, while managing change in their own careers and personal lives and solutions for how companies can better support women in the workplace.

Deloitte slammed over retirement policy targeting older workers [2GB] Deloitte Australia has been slammed over a retirement policy after it settled a landmark $3.8m age discrimination suit brought by a current partner.

Targeting post Covid economic boom, EY promotes record number of partners [The Economic Times] EY member firms in India announced 43 promotions to partnership across all service lines in the India region as the country’s largest professional services firm scales up its India operations to capture market share in the post pandemic economic boom.

‘A war for talent’: Accountants prioritised under skilled migration list [Accountants Daily] Immigration minister Alex Hawke on Tuesday added 22 occupations to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) aimed at filling critical skills in Australia amid international border closures. Accountants, taxation accountants, management accountants, external auditors and internal auditors are now part of the PMSOL, with visa processing for these occupations to be prioritised.

What to Expect at a 2021 Accounting Job Interview [AccountingWEB] Pants might still be optional.

Haunted House Owner Pleads Guilty to Tax Crime [DoJ] “Business owners have a responsibility to collect and turn over all IRS employment taxes,” said Bryant Jackson, Special Agent in Charge, IRS, Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati Field Office. “Employment fraud can also impact employees who may see future benefits affected such as Social Security, Medicare or Unemployment Compensation.”

The World Health Organization broke its own rules to spend millions on BCG consultants [Vox] The world’s leading health organization, the WHO, repeatedly broke its own rules and spent millions of dollars on high-priced management consultants, according to a new independent audit — even as the United Nations agency has struggled to pay for lifesaving equipment and vaccines in its global Covid-19 response. An unnamed consulting company, which Vox has identified as BCG, charged the World Health Organization $11.72 million since the start of the pandemic for contracts that were dubiously awarded, according to the audit.