Jessica Wilkinson

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Accounting Today on Twitter: "New report from Deloitte predicts problems ahead for organizations in finding the right leadership and workforce. http://t.co/Zq2yZUOM1t"

How to speed the path to partner

Mark Jain, CPA, was making his way through customs at San Francisco International Airport on a Friday afternoon in July 2012 when he discovered that …

If You Were a 17-Year-Old Out of High School, What Would You Do With Your Life?

<i>I tested out of high school two years early, and lately I've just become so stuck and cynical of life. I don't know what I'm missing and why I'm stuck. I don't know where to move on to.</i><p>I've been going to talk therapy once a week (which barely helps).<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer</i> …

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature

Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or …

Art

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

Survey: CFOs Plan to Expand Businesses at Home, Abroad

More than half of surveyed CFOs plan to expand their businesses internationally in the next year, according to the annual CFO Evolution Benchmark …

Mergers & Acquisitions

The 10 Habits of Happy CPAs

[IMGCAP(1)]In my many incarnations as a Big Four auditor, a controller, a consultant, and a coach, I have met and worked with hundreds of CPAs. I can …

Happiness

Accounting Today on Twitter: "Employer groups ask the IRS to combine Obamacare health coverage reporting requirements to reduce costs and burdens. http://t.co/zjgiBHxzyW"

Accounting Today on Twitter: "IASB is adjusting to its changing relationship with FASB as they work on their remaining convergence projects. http://t.co/MRBgGqY7jN"

Obamacare's threat to liberalism

From the moment of his improbable emergence as a presidential contender seven years ago, Barack Obama has always positioned himself as something better than a politician. And he has always presented his goals for progressive change as something bigger than the bare minimum a Democrat might hope for …

AccountingWEB on Twitter: "Compliance Risks Now a Higher Priority for Auditors http://t.co/DbFrBTZZyY"

U.S. and France Sign FATCA Agreement to Exchange Tax Information

U.S. and French officials signed an intergovernmental agreement Thursday to advance the implementation of the Foreign Accounting Tax Compliance …

IFRS Honcho Castigates Countries for Taking “A La Carte” Approach to Accounting Standards

Michel Prada, chairman of the IFRS Foundation Board of Trustees, which oversees the International Accounting Standards Board, took countries like the …

Accounting Today on Twitter: "KPMG forms KPMG Capital, a new investment fund that will focus on data analytics technology to help KPMG clients. http://t.co/eLw2qnSD7F"

Study Supports Switch to Territorial Tax System

A new study examines the likely effects of a change in the U.S. corporate tax system from the current worldwide system to a new hybrid system similar …

Economics

The Economist on Twitter: "Big consulting and accounting firms are making a risky move into strategy work http://t.co/oweShhlOU0"

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Public Company Audits Are Still Critical

[IMGCAP(1)]For decades, public company auditors have played a critical role in the effective functioning of our capital markets. The value of this …

Capital Markets

Auditors Put More Priority on Compliance Risks

Internal audit departments anticipate more focus on compliance risks and less emphasis on Sarbanes-Oxley, according to a new survey.<p>The latest Pulse …

Health Care

Class struggle

AS THIS week’s special report on the Koreas points out, South Korea’s education system is both inspiring and intimidating. The country’s 15-year-olds …

5 Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

By Amity Gaige<p>A few key things to avoid in life, by the author of Schroder: A Novel.<p>Mistake #1: Accepting crisis as your M.O.<p>I have an older friend who once told me, "When I was younger, I used to feel so stressed out. I thought I'd never make it through life. And then I gave up the drama." She was …

Five Sides of Distrito Federal

Welcome to one of the most fascinating urban landscapes on the planet: Mexico City. How do you even begin to know a place that has so many different personalities? By visiting its impressive cultural institutions.<p>You could spend a lifetime exploring the nearly 200 museums, not to mention scores of …

AT&T in $4.85bn tower deal with Crown Castle

<b>US telecom giant AT&T has agreed to lease nearly 9,100 of its towers and sell another 600 to tower operator Crown Castle International.</b><p>AT&T will receive nearly $4.85bn (£3bn) in cash upfront as part of the deal.<p>The deal gives AT&T cash to fund a new share buyback announced earlier this year, as …

Profit

Working People in Small Washington Community Take Living Wage Directly to Voters

In the city of SeaTac, which surrounds the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, something special is happening.<p>Working people in and around the airport have found an innovative way to solve a problem that has become all too familiar across our nation. Through the Yes! for SeaTac campaign, they are …

Middle-class

10 documentaries every traveler should watch

I tell Werner Herzog jokes at parties. David Attenborough makes me swoon. I’m such a documentary nerd, I’ve gone places because of them. These 10 …

Why is Brazil so expensive?

TRAVELLERS have long known that the richer a country, the more likely a visit is to burn a hole in their wallets. A recent survey by Tripadvisor, a …

Winning the generation game

“WHY do you pander to them?” This question kept being put to Marian Salzman, the boss of Havas PR, by her older workers in the days after the firm …

Controlling interest

BEFORE the financial crisis life was simple for central bankers. They had a clear mission: temper booms and busts to maintain low and stable …

Of fences and good sense

SOME of the first English words that Mario Rubio learned were “I am looking for work.” A penniless Cuban immigrant, he asked a friend to write them …

Immigration

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 26: The Halfway Mark

Twenty-six weeks ago I set myself a task: I would read a <i>New York Times Bestseller</i> a week and blog about it in the hopes of re-connecting myself to popular book culture and (hopefully) read some great books.<p>It hasn't quite worked out as I planned.<p>First off I didn't account for the fact that books …