Like a lot of things Buffett and Berkshire, there’s more to the Swiss Re dispute resolution story than the snappy repartee tells you.
Archive for the ‘You Can Quote Me On That’ Category
Here’s how KPMG Chairman John Veihmeyer explained Scott London’s inside trading and the firm’s response to accounting professors, an important stop in the audit industry supply chain.
This post about Ernst & Young’s aggressive tax advice to audit client Wal-Mart was originally posted October 29, 2007. It’s worth everyone – I’m talking to you SEC and PCAOB – taking another look at this given Wal-Mart’s new Mexican bribery problems and the SEC investigation of Ernst & Young for tax lobbying to audit clients. (Ernst & Young has been silent and left out of most media discussion about Wal-Mart’s FCPA problems in Mexico and elsewhere.)
I’m in San Diego at the Accounting Program Leaders Group/Federation of Schools of Accountancy annual seminar. I spoke Sunday on the profession and its professionals.
Gorkana covers the latest industry news for the PR and corporate communications community. I spoke to Social Media Executive Ebunola Adenipekun last fall about the evolution of this blog, its relationship to its readers and my interactions with the public relations, corporate communications community.
I was in New Orleans this past long Martin Luther King Day weekend to speak at the American Accounting Association Auditing Section Midyear Conference. Here are my slides and text of my remarks.
PwC’s professional role as the auditor of the Academy’s financial statements and reviewer and signer of its tax return is a big deal to the Academy’s members, its grantees, and to the IRS. However, as my Forbes piece details, PwC doesn’t apparently charge much for its statutory audit and tax review services, let alone the rest of the consulting work they do at awards time.
Zynga and Facebook play out their drama in public, much to the detriment of investors who can’t leave the party early before glasses start breaking.
I was at New York University’s Vincent C. Ross Institute of Accounting Research to speak on a panel that included Paul Volcker, Bob Herz and a lawyer representing PwC and EY. The Ross Roundtable on the “Impact of Reemergence of Consulting Practices at Major Audit Firms” was well attended.