Footnotes: Lehman’s Legacy; Have You Bullied a Partner Today?; The NFL Is Fine | 09.23.14

SEC Charges Barclays Capital with Systemic Compliance Failures After Acquiring Lehman’s Advisory Business [SEC] Same thing happens to me for "toolbag" [Twitter] Made the mistake of searching my inbox...
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EY Celebrates Its Second Year as the Most Attractive Professional Services Employer

Did someone say attractive? No, I don't mean attractive young men in various states of undress, I mean attractive, as in if you have to work in professional services, I guess working for EY will do. So...
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KPMG Offering Expanded Audit Reports Because Regular Audit Reports are Useless

As part of its campaign to restore trust in audit in the wake of the financial crisis, the firm experimented with increasing the amount of useful information provided in the new long-form audit report,...
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Here’s Your Open Thread for KPMG Compensation Discussions (2014)

We have held off on this one as long as we can, but some of you are anxious to get the results from our Compensation Survey and the only thing holding us up is this here compensation discussion. So let's...
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Footnotes: Deloitte to Tesco’s Rescue; Endorse This; Cleveland in the House | 09.22.14

Tesco’s execs suspended in $409m profit probe Seems legit, it's not like PwC should have caught this or anything: "Tesco's usual auditor is PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who have held the job since 1983....
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PwC Refugee Uses Sametime to Show Why Jerky Managers are the Worst

A good majority of you do your time in public accounting, leave quietly, and go on with your lives. But a few of you cling to screenshots of your past life, so you never forget just how awful those long,...
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Researchers Claim Manly CEOs More Likely to Cheat, Because Beards Are Unethical

We've long agreed as a society that manly dudes are more likely to be in-charge types, from clubbing their mate of choice and dragging her back to the cave to heading up our nation's largest companies...
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This Massive SEC Whistleblower Award Will Make You Wish You’d Seen Something and Said Something

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an expected award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key original information that led to a successful SEC enforcement action.  The...
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Let’s Argue Over the Best Place to Put Audit Partners’ Names on Reports

You may have noticed an important article Colin shared in ANR this morning, one which explains the most contentious issue in accounting today (besides the GC most overrated list). From Michael Rapoport...
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Third Idiot Charged in Elaborate Post-It Eating Insider Trading Scheme

Do you all remember the Post-It note eating fools the SEC accused of insider trading? Well, now the SEC has charged the alleged "middleman," who was the one the SEC claimed was eating the Post-it notes...
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