Extending benefits to same-sex partners of employees is
certainly a hot topic here in America. Twenty-six years ago,
the Village Voice, a New York newspaper, became the first U.S.
employer to do so. Now, more than 80 percent of Fortune 500
companies provide such benefits. Interestingly, among the 10
largest U.S. companies, only ExxonMobil and Wal-Mart do not
provide domestic-partner benefits.
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Alex Vuchnich, CPA, CFE:
Profit Matters Blog
Lender Contracted Auditors - A Hypothesis
Francine McKenna posted a recent entry on her blog that pointed
out some of the flaws in the current audit model. Flaws
included the usefulness and relevance of the information
provided to financial statement users. It also seems to hint at
the flaws around auditor independence which have been debated
ad nauseum since the inception of the profession....
Dave Burt, CPA:
The Shirtsleeve Accountant's Blog
The Accounting Profession, a Good Choice?
The accounting profession has never been better as a career
choice. With Sarbanes and the IASB and, they say, 80% of the
members of the AICPA retiring within 10 years---hey, we could,
getting older each day--things haven't looked rosier for the
profession since green eye shades and black sleeve garters
faded into history....
Bill Kennedy, CA.IT, PMP:
Just Like Buying a Car
Turnkey: it's a beautiful word, isn't it? When used to describe
accounting software, it conjures up the image of just turning
the key in the ignition, hearing the roar of the engine and
driving off into the sunset. It's a whole sales pitch in a
word. The only problem with it is that it doesn't tell the
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IRS changes extension rules for K-1 business taxpayers
Education tax credits would save states billions
Green has many meanings. Green can mean fresh. But green cheese
is spoiled. A green employee could be a rookie on the job, or a
staff member who got sick eating the green cheese. A green
bottom line is flush with profits. A green business is
environmentally friendly. Of course there is the actual color
green. And then . . . there's greenwash.
National CPA firm opens new office in Oregon
Financial Executive Magazine announces management changes
For the second year, Beers + Cutler is lending its support to
Westlawn Elementary School through the firm's participation in
Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" initiative -- a unique
program that allows volunteers to teach all seven units of
Junior Achievement's (JA) elementary school programs in an
intensive one-day experience.
High school students immerse themselves in accounting
USI students win accounting honors
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