November 24, 2020

freelancers

Finding the Best Accounting and Finance Talent In a Gig/Remote Work World

Even before the events of 2020, the gig economy was surging and remote work was on the rise. But the last few months have placed those trends into a pressure cooker, accelerating them at a rate far beyond even the most forward-thinking predictions. Some of the best accounting and finance talent had already gone remote, […]

Yes, You Can Make More Money as a Freelance Accountant or Finance Professional

The pendulum has swung: accountants and finance professionals can make more money—and have wayyyy more freedom—taking on freelance work, especially when compared to a full-time salaried position at a public accounting firm. Just imagine it! Working from home in your pajamas, setting your own hours, taking Netflix-and-nap breaks. No co-workers bugging you with stories of […]

Housekeeping: The Hunt for a New Going Concern Freelancer Goes On

I suppose you've been wondering what we decided after the final round of Bob Loblaw vs. Lee St. Mark vs. Andrew Roberts. Well, I'll tell you – nothing. Adrienne and I discussed it for about ten seconds and it was obvious to us that no one was a good fit. Yep, it was clear that […]

GC Freelancer Finals: Death Match Edition

Alright, so we weeded out the first round and wrapped up the GC freelancer finals yesterday, leaving us with 3 candidates and a lot of comments both good and bad for each. In the interest of making this easy on everyone, let's analyze. As is, it's looking like we need a final head-to-head death match […]

Here Are the Going Concern Freelancer Finalists

After a grueling first round, we've narrowed the field down to three. We took a lot of your feedback into account, so don't say we never listen to you. Here are your three finalists, in no particular order, along with links to their first round submissions just in case you are just joining us or […]

Public Accounting Is More Dangerous Than It Looks

This is our final submission from the Going Concern freelancer candidates. The following is by Last Day in May. “Good morning.”     “David’s dead.”   “They found his body in Tel Aviv.”   “Shot himself in the head.”   “No suicide note.”   And thus I found out that one of our high net worth […]

A Checklist for Leaving Public Accounting

This is the fifth entrant from the Going Concern freelancer candidates. The following is by Lee St. Mark. As a follower of Going Concern, you know it is that time of year again; then again maybe you don't know what time of year it is because you have been buried by your public accounting job. […]

New Hans Necessary If IASB Really Wants IFRS Implemented

This is the fourth installment of our Going Concern freelancer submissions. The following is by Dylan Grey. A little bird has been whispering IFRS in my ear for years…. Discussed at every financial reporting update. Front and center of every annual SEC "Hot Topics" list. Mocked by CFOs across the US. Back in November 2008, […]

Meet The Going Concern Freelancer Candidates

After an exhaustive search that included a lot of underwhelming résumés and a number of pocket vetoes from Adrienne, we are prepared to briefly introduce you to the candidates for our open freelancer position.  Jeremy Woodward –  A tax senior at one of those big accounting firms. When not reviewing forms or reading the Master […]