July 14, 2011
Jeter baseball fan catches bad tax advice
Christian Lopez, the 23-year-old baseball fan who returned Yankees' Derek Jeter's 3,000th career hit ball to the player, received swag and tickets for his generosity. But what would have happened if Lopez had sought some sage tax advice before being so quick to act?
IFRS Roundtable on adoption of IFRS: Investor viewpoint
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is responsible for accounting standards in the U.S. and for the protection of investors, has said it will decide by the end of this year whether to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for U.S. public companies.
IFRS Roundtable: Small public companies and regulators concerned about cost of adopting IFRS
Executives from small public companies and auditors representing regional firms participated in the second panel during the SEC's recent roundtable in Washington that explored the benefits and challenges of adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Comedian John Garrett, a former accountant who spends part of his time doing corporate sessions at public accounting firms, has certainly made his way around the country. If he's not been to your firm, you've missed out. What better humor is there than to laugh at ourselves?

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Rob Nance
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