For some reason, coinciding with the arrival of summer, it seems like everywhere I turn in the accounting world, there's been a flurry of hiring news across every level of the industry.

Two accountant friends recently completed their latest round of pinball between Big Four firms after having taken brief, and ultimately, unsatisfying forays into the tax departments of private companies. The Internal Revenue Service just announced a trio of internal promotions to plug openings in three different departments across its own ranks. And I recently wrapped up an article about non-cash employee incentives for the upcoming July issue of the quarterly publication SMB Finance that our editorial group puts out -- the companies whose programs I detailed have voluntary turnover of less than 10 percent, but that still keeps their human resource departments busy.

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