“Hey There Bob Pozen” is timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the release of the Pozen Committee report (August 1, 2008), formally called Final Report of the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting (CIFiR).
“Hey There Bob Pozen” was written by Edith Orenstein. It is sung by Steven Zelin, with background vocal by Orenstein. The song was recorded in the studio studio of Rob Taube, and the video was shot and edited by Glenora (Glennie) Blackshire.
“Hey There Bob Posen” is a well done music video. It’s refreshing to see a professional production of an accounting song. Edith, I can’t wait for your next song, and Steven, I can’t wait to hear more of your singing.
Edith Orenstein has this to say about her song:
I am a big fan of the Pozen committee, mainly because, like other committees that have fascinated me (such as the EITF , the PCAOB SAG, and the U.S. Treasury Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession) it has a fascinating cross-section of preparers (issuers), auditors, investors, and others. I loved watching the webcasts where you could see folks discuss things from different vantage points at the same time. I think that kind of broad-based committee has an advantage over committees made up of only one segment of the constituent community, such as preparers, auditors, or investors. I think the standard-setters and rulemakers can receive the most efficient and effective input when the various segments of constituents face off against one another (I mean that in a polite way, I should say, ‘dialogue’ with each other) on issues of mutual interest.
I truly give the members of the Pozen committee, and the observers and staffs of the agencies involved, a lot of credit for having a very difficult job.
So it was easy for me to want to write something , and to work with our outstanding production team of Steven Zelin, Glenora (Glennie) Blackshire, and Rob Taube, on a ‘music video’ that is kind of a ‘tribute’ video.
In February, 2010, Orenstein’s song, “If I Were an Auditor.” was released in music video to coincide with Valentine’s Day. Filmed in Second Life, it was a love story told in an accounting setting. Many of the attending wedding guests are well-known accounting bloggers. It was written by Orenstein, and sung by Zelin and Orenstein.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht