FYI: CPA Review Guy Is Free Tonight for Drinks, Riffing on Pension Accounting
If you’re in Los Angeles, thirsty, but also have the urge to kick around some pension accounting, Peter Olinto’s got you covered: If memory serves, “coffee” was also Olinto’s code word for beers, so don’t be shy about getting the adult beverage. If you’d rather stick with coffee, at least get something with the most […]
Peter Olinto Crashed PwC’s Holiday Party in NYC
As I said on Facebook, pics or it didn't happen, bro. While we're waiting for photo evidence that Olinto was, in fact, in attendance at PwC's holiday party, let's take this opportunity to remind everyone that we'd love to hear how your holiday events are going. Did your firm go all out or did they […]
Let’s Wish a Very Happy Birthday to Becker’s Peter Olinto!
Yes, it's that time of year again: Peter Olinto's birthday! If you, like me, are friends with him on Facebook, go ahead and shoot him a note and ask him when the hell he plans to let you cash in that free coffee he owes you. We're pretty sure this is the best one yet: […]
Peter Olinto Inspires Would-Be CPAs To Look Down on Their Loser Friends
How do you inspire a bunch of uninspired CPA exam candidates to get off their asses and study? By reminding them their friends are a bunch of losers who will mooch off them: Studying got you down? Think of all your broke friends begging to sleep on your mansion floor once you get your CPA […]
We Hear Peter Olinto Celebrated His Birthday at a Nursing Home
Thank you for being a friend, Tim Gearty. It took a lot of digging but Going Concern was able to track down this exclusive photo of Peter's birthday celebration at Tim's retirement home. How sweet, he gave the birthday boy a pony! Happy birthday, Peter!
With Turkey Day Ahead, Here Are 10 Things For Which The Profession Should Be Thankful
As we all pull up a chair at our respective dysfunctional family tables and enjoy the sacrifice of innocent turkeys and can-shaped cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, let’s all take a moment to express thanks for the things that have kept all of us (including those of us who get to write about this exciting stuff for a “living”) in a job.
An Accountant’s Memorial Day Weekend Reading | 05.25.12
That's it for us, team. We'll be back with guns blazing on Tuesday. Have a safe holiday weekend and if you're feeling inspired, write something up and send it over. Just remember that Adrienne will be reading. Facebook’s stock should trade for $13.80 [MW] Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Stock Rises With Choice to Turn Down […]
Hit the Books Before Interviewing at Marcum
If you ever get an interview at Marcum, we suggest you break out whatever textbooks you have left, find some stimulants and cram the night before:
[My friend] had some crazy ancient partner interview her and he was talking to her and asked what her favorite grad class was and she told him one…so he wrote down 3 problems gave her code sections etc. and said i’ll be back in an hour and walked out and she was left there alone to solve them. He came back in and said i give this a B+ and then they offered her a position.
Or you could just ask the Accountant of the Decade to develop a new review course.
Your CPA Success Is Paying Peter Olinto Back in Ways He Couldn’t Have Possibly Imagined
There are seven days left in the
year decade and, so far, the bean counter that has made the biggest mark in the last ten years for you has been Peter Olinto.
The man that bludgeoned mnemonics into your gray matter day after day, week after week, during the Aughts is taking a commanding lead into the final week of voting.
We’re keeping the poll open until the very last minute so if your candidate is lagging (TF needs to start calling his fellow sweater vest club members) jump back to the poll and make your voice heard.
A reader was kind enough to share with us a letter they sent to Becker after the software expired and was rendered utterly useless.
Here’s an excerpt:
“The Becker lectures sang to me like a siren’s song. Much like poor Odysseus, I screamed for more. Yet, unlike Odysseus, there was no one there to keep me safe. Tim Gearty became the man that I yearned to be. He is smart, funny, humorous, debonair, more dashing than James Bond and full of more knowledge than Ken Jennings. His style rivals that of GQ’s Man of the Month.”
Check out more love for Tim Gearty and Peter Olinto in the whole letter, after the jump