Baby Duck Dozes Off in Accounting Class Just Like You Did, Only Cuter By Caleb Newquist | May 7, 2013 VIDEOThis little yellow guy is Dexter. I don't know why or how he got into an accounting class, but I can't blame him for nodding off, especially if it was Cost Accounting. That class was the worst. The frightening moment at the end when Dexter is disoriented and almost accidentally commits adorable duckling suicide is too much. Luckily, his handler was there to catch him.
I linked to this yesterday but it’s worth discussing this Financial Times article that notes an important development in KPMG’s South Africa snafu:Barclays Africa has […] put KPMG’s role as its auditor under review in response to the Gupta controversy, pending the outcome of a regulatory investigation. However, one person briefed on the matter said the UK bank had decided to stick with KPMG as its auditor.
I’ve noticed that there’s something hostile about how people describe the search for qualified finance and accounting professionals. Statements like, “IT’S A WAR FOR TALENT” or “THE BATTLE FOR THE TALENT IS ON” are so pervasive, I’ve been assuming for awhile now that human resource departments line up every Monday to calls of “Spears and shields!
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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