December 6, 2021

back in the day

Firms Were Absolutely Savage Toward Staff During the Great Depression

Sid Kess was into accounting before it was cool. At least that’s what we can glean from his article in The CPA Journal the other day. In it, the Journal editorial board member explains his first exposure to accounting was observing his accountant dad, who’d lost his bank controller job in the winter of 1931 […]

#TBT: What a Competent American Accountant Made in 1910

Since you guys care so much about salaries, let's talk about what the average accountant made in the year 1910. This was before the The American Association of Public Accountants (AAPA) changed its name to The American Institute of Accountants, which would become the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1957. From this pretty […]

Actually, Collaborative Workspaces are Not Innovative Nor New at All

Yesterday, we talked about a recent PwC report on the future of work, which may or may not include flexible work hours and lots of collaborative workspaces. We hear about collaborative workspaces all the time; they are supposed to change the way we work in the future and allow for, well, collaboration but really all […]