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September 25, 2023

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150 Hour Rule: Let’s Keep Arguing About What Color the Drapes Should Be While the House is Burning Down

Amanda Iacone at¬†Bloomberg Tax¬†has written the accounting niche’s 1,735th article about the accountant shortage and this time, as is often the case, the focus is 150 hours. Rather, how dueling factions within the profession are fighting for and against keeping it as the only option to CPA licensure. Let’s note here quickly that many of […]

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Yale Grad and Grant Thornton Lawyer Argues The Case For an Undergraduate Accounting Program at Yale

Alexandra Newman (Yale University, B.A. 2005 with Distinction in Philosophy; Northwestern University School of Law, J.D. 2010) has penned an article for Yale Daily News that argues — quite well — why Yale needs an accounting program. Any time the discussion of Ivies and accounting comes up, people who aren’t accounting graduates like to remind […]

Billionaire Building a ’10-K for the Government’ to Win an Argument With His Wife

What do you do if you’re a retired billionaire with nothing better to do than watch the basketball team you own? If you’re former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, you assemble a team of “25 data geeks” to “[pore] over more than three decades of government documents to create a comprehensive accounting of U.S. spending.” The […]