It may be that real accounting industry reforms will come this time. More likely than not they will not. But you can count on one thing. I will keep talking and writing about the need for those reforms.
I’m spending a few days in New York, covering the 2010 Financial Executives International (FEI) Current Financial Reporting Issues (CFRI) Conference. It’s two days at the Marriott Marquis chock full of FASBs, GAAP, SEC and CFO -types, and a chance to see some of the others who have covered the conference with me these past […]
“The regulator said auditing firms needed to pay “particular attention” to guidance that it had previously issued on monitoring transactions taking place around year-end, as well as the procedures expected to be followed by auditors…” If that sounds like Lehman Brothers, it’s because the kinds of tricks and techniques used there, such as Repo 105, are neither new nor unique.