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September 29, 2023

Going Concern March Madness: #BusySeasonProblems

Yes, it's once again time for your favorite giant waste of billable hours in the 3rd month of the year — Going Concern March Madness.

This year we've jumped on the popularity of Busy Season Problems. It wasn't an easy tournament to compile so you'll have to forgive the nuances between contenders (e.g. All the sitting [5] and Bad posture from all that sitting [10]) their seeds (e.g. Yes, Presidents' Day is a 3) and one region that's just a mishmash of stuff that could arguably be in the other three.

Quibble over those details if you like, but make no mistake — the most vexing Busy Season Problems will win out. I have little doubt that upon conclusion of this great tournament, Deloitte will call on its finest researchers to learn how the firm can improve the lives of its people during busy season. KPMG, meanwhile, will probably double down on mandatory hours.

Regardless of the outcome, we will learn a lot about what causes such grief among accountants.

This is our service to the profession. You don't have to thank us, just participate so that future generations will know what you've all been through. 

NOW VOTE. Print and fill them out, start an office pool, whatever. We'll get to the other half of the bracket tomorrow.

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Here's our tournament schedule:
March 19 — Round 1 (Life, Health Regions)
March 20 — Round 1 (Work, Potpourri Regions)
March 23 — Round 2
March 25 — Sweet Sixteen
March 27 — Elite Eight
March 30 — Final Four
April 1 — Championship


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