College students are being wined, dined, and picked over by the large firms. The recruiting season is in full bloom. One of the most frequent searches leading to my blog is some variation on what to wear to the post-interview fancy restaurant dinner. As you go through the experience, remember: They’ve already established what you […]
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This was originally posted September 6, 2007. Not much has changed since then. Not much varies for the Big Four member firms all over the world. Regulators, please note: This is the level of responsibility- the level of expectations – for non-management staff. Quite significant. I ran across this recruiting ad for PwC Belgium while […]
Although the state and federal wage and hour laws governing eligibility for overtime pay are complicated, the public policy issues they present for audit firms are not.
The Big 4 are still reeling them in like large mouth bass…
There’s one thing about litigation that everyone agrees on. Anything can, and sometimes does, happen.
I often think of my career as having had at least four parts, so far…
Ever wondered what it would be like to see your name in print? Most auditors do not aspire to seeing their name in the papers. It’s a career-limiting move to be cited in a bankruptcy examiner’s report or a disciplinary order issued by the PCAOB.
Warning: Violence, unsavory language. Watch at your own risk. Robert DeNiro as Al Capone in The Untouchables: “A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms… What are mine? Baseball! A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the […]
Robert B Walker, Chartered Accountant is a sole practitioner undertaking insolvency work, in Wellington and Auckland New Zealand. Is Mr. Walker the last man on earth who appreciates a solid set of books and records?
This post originally appeared at GoingConcern.com on August 26, 2009. I’ve added updates and additions where available.
Insider trading. Fraud. Money laundering. Falsifying documents. Embezzlement. Tax shelter abuses.
Some say I’m too negative about the audit industry. Occasionally I’m accused of making things up.