Accounting Advices 

Big 4 Item of the Week on eBay: EY Pedometer

All you health nuts and fitness freaks who spend each and every day building a better working world can hop on over to eBay and purchase this brand-new, unused EY pedometer. Unshackle yourself from your desk and bust out this black and yellow step-counter the next time you walk to the break room or take that long trudge to the partner’s office. Here are some photos from the seller: This beaut can be yours for $24 or best offer. Related articles: Big 4 Item of the Week on eBay: Price…

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Accounting Advices 

Does KPMG Lakehouse Have Hairdryers?

Not sure if Going Concern readers and random Googlers who end up in this sacred temple of Big 4 gossip are aware, but we can see the keywords you search prior to clicking through onto our site. And man, some of them are disturbing, due in part to the fact that we’ve written about questionable topics over the years like sex workers saying they’re accountants when people ask them what they do for a living and young women who preferred doing porn to going into Deloitte offices at 4 in…

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EY Pats Itself On the Back For Not Blowing As Many Audits As Before

Last month the PCAOB teased the results of its 2020 inspection reports by saying audit firms were getting better at not being awful at auditing. From the PCAOB’s Staff Update and Preview of 2020 Inspection Observations: For the majority of the annually inspected audit firms, we identified fewer findings in 2020 compared to our 2019 inspections. In our triennially inspected audit firms, some improvements were noted, although deficiencies continue to remain high. Annually inspected firms would include the Big 4, Grant Thornton, RSM US, and BDO USA, for example. Now…

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