No, that’s not happening, but it could.
I was reviewing my Top 20 Pages last night and realized that if I could write the post about Big 4 partner “salaries” and the the layoff of Big 4 partners, I would probably get a million hits in one day.
But that’s not what this is all about…
You have no idea how many people in and out of the firms Google, “Big 4 Partner Salaries,” and “What Do Big 4 Partners Make?” Lots of interest in this subject. Any partners that want to lay it out for me will be doing the public a huge service.
Or maybe the regulators could push for more transparency by the firms with their own financial statements? Maybe we should make them convert to IFRS?
Report top partner and average partner compensation by tenure range.
Report assets and liabilities, on and off balance sheet.
Report sources of funds.
Report reserves and contingencies for litigation.
I dare you.
Last summer, my consistent #1 post was the one about Auditing Standard 5. That’s still a popular one and people still search constantly for more information about how and when to implement it. But since last fall, and especially since January, the readers of this blog have had their minds on their job, their paycheck, their family, and their house. And they are looking for their audit firm to get better at telling them what’s going to happen next.
Here are the Top 20 Posts:
And my Top 15 Keyword Search Terms from recent statistics
Num Perc. Search Term
1,268 3.99% re the auditors
1,238 3.90% pwc layoffs
713 2.24% pwc layoff
698 2.20% kpmg new century
397 1.25% bear stearns auditor
329 1.04% retheauditors
290 0.91% new century kpmg
248 0.78% auditing standard 5
246 0.77% pwc advisory layoffs
241 0.76% sirva
225 0.71% re: the auditors
217 0.68% kpmg layoffs
172 0.54% francine mckenna
171 0.54% deloitte layoffs
139 0.44% pricewaterhousecoopers layoffs