July 21, 2018

Going Concern March Madness 2012 Enters Round 2: No More Big 4

Today marks the day that you're pulling out brackets again that just serves as a reminder of how horrible you are at picking winners. Accordingly, we'll dive right into round two of Going Concern March Madness 2012: The Coolest Accounting Firm. 

Again this year we saw a bunch of upsets in round one with all the Big 4 bowing out. Yes, this is likely due to everyone piling on each firm individually in their match-up (or inherent uncoolness), but something tells me that some of these underdogs have rallied internally to help knock off the favorites. I'll ask that you, again, recall the efforts of Reznick Group last year and how it became a global campaign. If your firm is going to similar lengths, then please let us know. We love it when a good plan comes together.

Anyway, here's a look at the second round:

So you've got to think that the favorites at this point are Rothstein Kass and Grant Thornton. RK is the defending champion of GCMM and Grant Thornton is the reigning Vault 50 champion. That said, with fresh leadership on the way at BDO, maybe they're feeling invigorated about their firm. Or maybe someone else emerges…who knows? This is really about spending more of your billable hours starting at brackets.

Let's get this rolling, shall we?

UPDATE, Friday ~10:40 am: I neglected to mention that the polls are open until Sunday evening, 11:59 pm. As you were.

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Newman said he had always been confident that BDO International’s arms-length approach would be proved but added: ‘There is still the risk of a further appeal, as well as the appeal by the US firm.’

See? Staying cool. Not out of the woods yet. But when we beat those bastards on appeal, then we are getting down.

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[Accountancy Age]