Francine McKenna of @re: the Auditors was up to bat and she clobbered it out of the park in, “Big Four Auditors and Jury Trials: Not In The U.S.”
A big part of the audit problem in the USA is not being able to sue audit firms. The risk of legal loss seems to be the only thing that can keep them honest. Because Francine explains their lack of legal loss, in my opinion they don’t stay all that honest.
Terri Eyden of the Accounting Web has a nice write-up of an interesting survey in, “Global Survey on Business Ethics.” The survey was conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA),
Sue Shellenbarger writes about the explosion of bad grammar in office conversations, messages and reports in, “This Embarrasses You and I: Grammar Gaffes Invade the Office in an Age of Informal Email, Texting and Twitter.” I agree that most people write in an embarrassingly poor manner.
Courtney Shelton Hunt, founder of Social Media in Organizations, has a must read article for everyone on Twitter. In, “15 Twitter “Worst Practices” for Rookies (and Others) to Avoid,” Hunt lists mistakes that many make. Even me.
Isabel Sales is co-author of one of the world’s top accounting blogs, Contabilidade Financeira. In English, it would be called Financial Accounting. Her co-authors are Cesar Tiburcio and Pedro. Isabel lives and works in Brasilia, Brazil.
I have followed Contabilidade Financeira for years to gain insight into Brazilian world of accounting.
Her latest blog post is on a video about how Millenials differ from prior generations. It is titled, “Você faz o que gosta?” (You do what you love?). She writes, “Um vídeo que nos faz refletir, inspira e diverte. PERFEITO!” (A video that makes us reflect, inspire and entertain. PERFECT!).
Hint: If you don’t speak Brazilian Portugese but want to surf Brazilian accounting sites, use Google Chrome. It has an effective translation mechanism.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht