• e-Books On MF Global, AIG, Goldman Sachs, PwC and Careers

    By • Mar 30th, 2014 • Category: Fraud, MF Global, Pure Content

    If you’d like to read my work on specific topics without having to search for all the columns here, on American Banker and at Forbes.com, why not try e-books?  Download the PDF or read it on your Kindle.

    Available Now: re: The Auditors: The Mystery of The MF Global Failure

    This book is the fourth in a series of compilations from re: The Auditors.It focuses on the failure of MF Global, a broker-dealer and futures commission merchant (FCM) on October 31, 2011.

    All of these essays and columns have been previously published in re: The Auditors, Forbes.com, or American Banker. This version does include extensive links to other articles and resources both on and off the sites. Please visit the original columns to view reader comments. The community conversation and information sharing is one of the most valuable parts of the online experience.

    Update March 30:  Here’s what I’ve written since.

    Point-By-Point Case Comparison of MF Global, Sentinel and PFGBest

    Broker-Dealer Audits Still Badly Broken

    Who Is The PwC Partner Responsible For MF Global?
    Also refers to original Forbes column.

    On The Anniversary of The MF Global Bankruptcy Something Still Missing

    Four Years After Madoff Audits And Auditors Of Broker Dealers Still Lousy

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    re: The Auditors On Careers: Being A Big Four Partner

    This book is the third volume of compilations from re: The Auditors and the second in a series on careers. This volume focuses on the role of the partner in the Big Four public accounting firm and how that person is developed, evaluated, and compensated.

    All of these essays have been previously published in re: The Auditors but have been selected and arranged chronologically for your convenience. This version does include extensive links to other articles and resources both on and off the site. Please visit the original posts to view reader comments. The community conversation and information sharing is one of the most valuable parts of the re: The Auditors site.

    Also available:

    re: The Auditors on Careers: A Compilation On Recruiting, Salaries, and the Competitive Employment Landscape

    And:  “Unholy Alliance: PricewaterhouseCoopers And Its Relationship With AIG and Goldman Sachs During The Crisis.”

    This is not a traditional book but a compilation of all of my writing from 2007 until January of this year on AIG, Hank Greenberg, the asset valuation and collateral conflict between Goldman Sachs and AIG, and PwC’s relationship with two of its most important clients.

    All of the chapters are available as posts on this site and Forbes.com, but I thought it might be helpful for some to see them in chronological order, all together.

    The package includes thirty-three (33) essays including extensive links, almost 41,000 words, and 180 pages of stories about such characters as Arthur Levitt, Joe Cassano, Eliot Spitzer, and Hank Greenberg. There’s extensive coverage of the litigation related to the earlier AIG crisis for accounting issues occurring between 2002-2005.

    You can go here to subscribe to the re: The Auditors blog via Kindle.

    Your feedback and ideas for future e-books will be appreciated.

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    1. Francine –
      I just picked up a couple of your books – thanks for all the hard work. Many years ago I worked at AA and peaked into the culture that was in development there. I encourage all the readers here – to download the books – it helps in many ways to stand up with a bit of an opposing voice.

    2. @David

      Thanks. Putting the e-Books together is helping me organize the archives and remember what I have written. I sometimes surprise myself!

    3. How about producing ipad versions of your books?

    4. Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. I don’t know how to do that but I will look into it.

    5. Great e-book on recruiting. In the next update you may want to include some information on XCPA.co. My company just used them with great success to hire several CPA’s interested in leaving public accounting without paying a recruiter. Thanks again!

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