Accounting in the COVID era is more subjective than ever

Aug 5, 2020
Companies are finding ways to soften the pandemic's blow to their bottom lines.
An empty Wrigley Field in Chicago on what would have been Major League Baseball's opening day. Since Disney didn't air MLB games, it didn't have to count the licensing cost in its financial results.
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People walk by an Under Armour store in Manhattan in 2017 in New York City.
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Ahead of tax season, accountants are scrambling to understand the new law

Dec 21, 2018
It's been a year since Congress passed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul. And there is still a lot accountants and lawyers don't understand about it.
Accountants are putting in long hours in order to understand the tax bill that was signed into law Dec. 22, 2017.
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How forensic accountants help bring down white-collar criminals and drug kingpins

Sep 14, 2018
A forensic accountant gave key testimony in the first trial of Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman.
Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse after being charged Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
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Author Caitlin Rosenthal on the role of slavery in the history of business

Aug 14, 2018
Caitlin Rosenthal, author of "Accounting for Slavery," discusses the role slavery plays in the history of business.
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The disturbing parallels between modern accounting and the business of slavery

Aug 14, 2018
How slaveholders used modern management techniques
A group of women and children, presumably slaves, sit and stand around the doorway of a rough wooden cabin in the southern United States in the mid-19th century. One girl reads a book to the group of sitting children.
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It's time to get your financial life in order

Apr 20, 2018
Tax season may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about your finances. That’s one conclusion from John Schwartz of the New York Times, who decided that after many decades of keeping his nose to the grind and ignoring his letters from Vanguard, he should take a step back and look at […]

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Why accountants can't wait for the new tax bill

Oct 30, 2017
Once it's released their real work begins: hunting for new loopholes.
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What the "Spinal Tap" lawsuit means for Hollywood

Apr 26, 2017
The creators of the beloved mockumentary are taking on Hollywood accounting practices in a $400 million lawsuit.
Members of Spinal Tap, from left, David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls and Nigel Tufnel pose for photographers at a showing in 2000.
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