Round and Round She Goes… Where She Stops Nobody Knows

It wasn’t so long ago that, instead of predicting PwC’s imminent demise due to Satyam, Dennis Howlett was questioning Ernst & Young as a going concern:

How Will We Solve The Financial Crisis? The Answer Is Bigger Than You And I

I read two interesting articles this weekend, amongst many others and lots of Twitter conversations about the inauguration festivities and the financial crisis. One was a wonderful summary by Jonathan Weil at Bloomberg on the role of the Big 4 auditors in the death of the financial organizations.

Going, Going, Gone – Auditors Still Not "Concerned" Enough About Client Viability

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If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another – Auditors Getting Sued Over Madoff

The “victims” of the Bernie Madoff scandal are not taking their losses laying down. Why are so many suits suddenly being brought against the auditors of the funds that invested on behalf of their clients in the Madoff funds?

Treasury Appoints PwC and EY – The Wolves Are In The Henhouse

Yesterday’s appointment of Big 4 accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young to oversee the $700 billion Wall Street bailout program is a slap in the face to the American taxpayer.

Why Did Jesse James Rob Banks?

…Because that’s where the money is! (Interestingly, he was shot by one of his own gang…) For the US Department of Justice, it’s getting to be like shooting fish in a barrel. But how quickly they’ve decided not to prosecute the firm. Is this how it’s going to be from now on? Does it have […]