Ed Ketz and Tony Catanach, the Grumpy Old Accountants, give us another reminder of “Accountants Behaving Badly.”
Tom Selling has a really good blog post over at the Accounting Onion. In “The IASB’s Revisions to Pension Accounting Rules are Based on a Preposterous Premise,” Tom does a good job of politely explaining why we need a pooper scooper to take care of the mess the IASB has made of pension accounting. When I finally write my essay on it, I will call it the worst case of accounting standard setting in the history of humankind.
Caleb Newquist, one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, reports that “West Virginia University to Offer PhD Program in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation.” If I was younger, I would enroll in it. Congratulations, WVU.
Danielle Lee writes about “10 Blogs Worth Watching” in Accounting Today. Some ProfAlbrecht favorites (TaxGirl, Accounting Onion, JrDeputyAccountant) are listed. But all listed blogs are great.
I lust after new technology. Jeff Drew writes about “The iPad Decision” in the October issue of the Journal of Accountancy. Maybe I’ll get one someday.
I advocate social media usage, especially blogging. TJ McCue, guesting at Open Forum, blogs, “Four Reasons You Should Not Blog.” I disagree. I frequently hear from profs that they don’t blog because they have nothing to say. A professor with nothing to say? Classes are probably very short.
We don’t have enough good blogs in accounting.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht