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November 30, 2022

Gen Z

We’re Going to Solve the Accounting Pipeline Shortage With 2013 Buzzfeed Quiz Results, You Guys

With the accounting pipeline drying up, the profession is throwing all kinds of things at the wall to recruit young people hoping just one of them might stick. One such venture is Accounting+, a Gen Z-ified recruiting site brought to you by the Center for Audit Quality that might give young people the impression that […]

Number of the Day: $103,880

This is the salary Gen Z undergrads expect to earn in their first job right out of college, according to a recent survey by Real Estate Witch. The survey goes on to say: The average starting salary for recent graduates is $55,260, but students expect to earn almost double that — $103,880 — one year out of […]

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Gen Z is Wearing ‘Pajamas’ to Work and No One Cares

We here at Going Concern have always worked remotely, cranking out our hard-hitting investigative journalism from the nearest coffee shop or cat hair-covered couch in our nicest T-shirts since 2009. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, Bramwell and I applied our expertise (for once) and wrote a remote work guide for those of you […]

Here’s Why the Millennials and Zoomers In Your Office Stink

If you’ve chosen to awaken from your work-from-home slumber and returned to your firm or accounting department, you may have noticed a foul smell coming from some of your younger colleagues. No, they aren’t reeking of entitlement (unless they work at EY). They are reeking of body odor. Lockdowns and social distancing have triggered a […]

Right or Wrong: Bill Michael Is No Longer KPMG U.K. Chairman Because He Didn’t Mollycoddle Millennials and Zoomers

After a roller coaster of a week that ended with the fall of Bill Michael at KPMG, it is time to don the forensics hat to determine how it went horribly wrong. The Titanic may have hit an iceberg, but where did Michael trip over his didgeridoo? Michael the F-bomber: Ben Marlow, a business columnist […]

Here Comes the Stupid Advice For Employers on How to Attract ‘Zoomers’

Well, we knew this day would come. I mean, it was inevitable what with the oldest millennials (myself included, depending on who you ask) turning 40 soon. There was only so long The Olds could continue speaking about millennials as if they are some baffling force fueled by Cap’n Crunch and cellphone radiation, but now […]

The IRS’s First Instagram Post Was of … Flamingos

Are you guys following the IRS’s new Instagram page? Yeah, me neither. But we’re not 18 to 24 years old—the age group the agency is trying to target with its newest social media account. Since it launched on Nov. 30, the IRS currently has 2,478 Instagram followers, who will find tax tips and information in […]

Gen Z Attention Spans Officially on AICPA’s Radar

I don’t know what AICPA President, CEO and Electoral College Dropout Barry Melancon was getting at here, but it’s safe to say that he wasn’t plugging this as a virtue of the next crop of talent. Melancon: Attention span of the average member of Gen Z is 8 seconds. #roundtable17 — Daniel Hood (@AccountingEdit) February […]