Corporate Vs Public Accounting: Tax Edition

Corporate Vs Public Accounting: Tax Edition
This morning, I had a red light flashing on my phone. New message. It hadn’t been there when I left yesterday, so it could only have come after hours. When a new message appears over night, it is almost always the same thing: a recruiter whose out fishing late at night. This caller was no different. Another ...

11 Risqué Titles For Your Next Accounting Book

11 Risqué Titles For Your Next Accounting Book
On Monday, I came across the following tweet from accounting’s best comedian Greg Kyte: Cheryl Obermiller’s book My Accountant’s Drawers is a book on fraud, not the steamy romance novel I was hoping for. https://t.co/7ES2jqB03j — Greg Kyte, CPA (@gregkyte) May 18, 2015 Based on my search for Romance books on Amazon featuring accountants, Greg made an ...

More Accountants Ruining Joke

More Accountants Ruining Joke
I’ve been told on multiple occasions that I have a very dry sense of humor (I blame an almost fanatical devotion to Monty Python sketch comedy in Middle School), and certainly I’ve had jokes fall flat. But sometimes it’s not my fault. Some accountants just need to lighten up. For example, last month I was part ...

Happy 9/15

Happy 9/15
The tax preparers’ real deadline

Bluebeam Tips – Creating Customized Tools

Bluebeam Tips - Creating Customized Tools
I have one more Bluebeam tip in store, after all the other tips I’ve covered (see comparing documents, marking up workpapers, and changing text). This will probably be my last accounting Bluebeam tip before returning back to the regular tax world. When creating a workpaper, back in the old paper days we’d call out different numbers ...

Bluebeam Tips – Comparing Documents

Bluebeam Tips - Comparing Documents
Have you ever wondered what the commission rate is for hold music? I’ve been on hold with OneSource software support for so long that those are the kinds of questions entering my mind. But let’s talk Bluebeam instead. Last week I covered how to mark up a document and how sign off on numbers and changes. ...

Bluebeam Tips – Marking Workpapers

Bluebeam Tips - Marking Workpapers
On Wednesday I introduced a couple of quick Bluebeam tips to replace text in any document. Today, I’m moving onto something a little more accounting specific: reviewing workpapers. For this example, I threw random numbers and names on a New Jersey tax return. We’re going to pretend like it is a workpaper. If you have ...

Best Tax Pictures on Flickr

Best Tax Pictures on Flickr
While placed on an interminable hold with ThomsonReuters, I decided to check out Flickr for the best Creative Commons images that come up when you search for the word “tax.” Although the majority were pictures from protests (either for or against other people paying taxes), I was able to weed out a few that are ...

Out-Of-Office Email Deleter – Good or Bad?

Out-Of-Office Email Deleter - Good or Bad?
Ever since jumping out of the public accounting ship, email has started shifting from inundating flood to a genuine means of communication (though it still triggers bouts of PTSD from time to time). Public accounting email served as that electronic leash, rigged up to your smart phone as a constant reminder that your life is not ...

Accounting Puns Sure To Get You Groaned Out of the Party

Accounting Puns Sure To Get You Groaned Out of the Party
Accounting is Accrual Profession! Get it? Accrual sounds like “a cruel”? Yeah, I know, pretty bad. It’s one of those accounting puns that you’d expect Parks and Rec’s Ben Wyatt telling Barney Varmn and co. to side splitting laughter while the audience mentally thanks the guidance councilor who steered them away from accounting. My parents got me ...