Accounting News Roundup: American Realty Capital Spirals; Rothstein Kass and KPMG Have Some Loose Ends; SEC vs. China Drags On | 12.16.14

American Realty Capital Chairman Nicholas Schorsch Resigns [WSJ]CEO David Kay and COO Lisa Beeson are stepping down, too. Prognosis? Not good: " 'It’s unprecedented to have three top executives at one...
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Going Concern Presents: The Worst of Auditing 2014

Another day, another "year in review best of" list. Except this list is actually the "worst of" 2014. It's been an exciting year for auditing. PCAOB inspection rates were some of the worst to date, and...
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The Office of the Future Looks Kind of Like a Homeless Encampment Under a Bridge

We often discuss the evolution of the office and what impact this has on you, the quality of the work you crank out, and possibly your sanity. And you all are more than happy to complain about open, collaborative...
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Accounting News Roundup: SEC Jabs PCAOB; Ex-PwC Auditor Charged for Luxembourg Leaks; Deloitte’s First Female CEO Down Under | 12.15.14

SEC: Accounting Board Is Dragging Feet [WSJ]Regulatory sniping! "Three senior SEC officials publicly took issue with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board at a conference last week. They suggested...
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Peter Olinto Crashed PwC’s Holiday Party in NYC

As I said on Facebook, pics or it didn't happen, bro. While we're waiting for photo evidence that Olinto was, in fact, in attendance at PwC's holiday party, let's take this opportunity to remind everyone...
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Accounting News Roundup: KPMG’s Revenues; Gilmore Girls Guy Sues CohnReznick; What If You’re Smarter Than Your Boss? | 12.12.14

KPMG International Achieves Record Revenues [AT]Seems respectable: "KPMG International said it realized record revenues globally of US$24.82 billion for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014, a 6.3 percent...
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The Changing Face of the ATM Market

Cummins Allison, the leading innovator and provider of coin, currency and check processing technology as well as ATMs, unveiled the results of its first annual ATM channel survey, identifying the top priorities...
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Year-End Thoughts

We are now through almost 15 years of the century, and for all of that time I have been analyzing the CRM industry as it has evolved. This year, rather than simply reviewing some of the progress...
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Greg Kyte Almost Got His Butt Kicked Over Value Pricing at AccountingWEB Live

In case you haven't noticed, the GC Brain Trust is in Dallas, TX this week for AccountingWEB Live, which would explain why we've been a little quiet the last few days. After Ron Baker's session, entitled...
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Comp Watch ’14: KPMG Variable Comp is Out and Some Folks Aren’t Pleased

This just arrived in our inbox this morning, let's skip the formalities and get right to it: FY15 variable comp ranges for us behind-the-scenes slaves were announced today, 12/11. Who are they kidding?...
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