Today, there are a lot of dazed tax interns walking around, wondering what happened to the last three months of their lives.
Oh, how we love a good poaching expedition. Especially when a firm feels so good about their prize that they get the PR team involved.
Just some boring Friday afternoon legal mumbo jumbo.
Undoubtedly, many of the seasoned public accounting hacks out there have received some variation of the following email:
Remember how Deloitte's AICPA Peer Review finding of "pass with deficiency" was one of the lowliest of low points for the year in auditing? Sure you do.
For whatever reason, BDO was excluded in the last-minute lump of coal the PCAOB delivered to Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Grant Thornton right before Christmas, but that doesn't mean their inspection report wasn't in the same class of quality.
Let's call it 2013/2014-ish.
And they threw in BDO for good measure.
I guess some things are worth the extra money.