July 20, 2018

Craigslist

Arthur Andersen & Co.

This Dusty Stack of Decades-Old Arthur Andersen Materials Can Be All Yours

Thanks to the unruly playground-cum-marketplace that is Craigslist, you now have the opportunity to own a bit of Arthur Andersen history. No, I’m not talking about the cheap swag that the most loyal Andersen alumni whisper empty prayers to on private altars hidden in storage units. I’m talking about the written materials that guided the […]

For the Hoarder of Big 4 Swag in Your Life: This Ernst & Young Computer Bag Is for Sale on Craigslist for $5

If there were an online marketplace of vintage Big 4, 5, 6 or 8 swag, I can just imagine the sickos that would troll it all day long for the best deals they could find. Andersen mousepads for $2; PricewaterhouseCoopers backpacks for $10; Touche Ross coffee cups for $3. I'm sure there are hours of […]

Accountant Worked One Day, Allegedly Embezzled $15k

Here's an impressive feat of (alleged) fraud: a woman worked at a company for one day and that was enough for her to embezzle almost $15,000. St. Louis County prosecutors say that Angela Phan stole the money from Triplematic Dispensers from July 1, 2014, and Dec. 6, 2015:  Phan had worked for the company for […]

Another Reason To Be Glad You Are Not a Lawyer, As If You Needed One

The main reason for anyone here to read ATL is not for the razor-sharp wit nor timely commentary on the profession of law. No, it's to make all of you feel better about your own miserable lives. Exhibit ZZ: A person has placed an ad on the Los Angeles Craigslist board with the subject line: […]

PwC Takes to Craigslist To Fill a Busy Season Senior Associate Position

Running low on new recruits, are we? Here's your intro: PwC Busy Season Senior Associate Auditor (financial district) Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? […]

Anyone Want Some Horribly Out of Date CPA Review Materials?

Oh dear. I've seen some pretty whacked out CPA review materials floating around for sale out there in the big scary Internets but this one takes the cake. At least the 100% photocopied and amateurly-bound Becker books I've seen cover current exam info. Ladies and bros, don't all line up at once to score on […]

Wanted: CPA Who Isn’t Hung Up on Things Like Money or “Meticulous Records” to Perform Financial Statement Audit

From the wild and wonderful world of Craigslist comes a small Las Vegas business who really needs a financial statement audit but doesn't quite have the money or the filing system to accommodate anyone who would insist on either: So anyone looking for extra work out there should get in touch ASAP. I'm sure this […]

(UPDATE) Ernst & Young Auditor Area Man Takes His Crush for Co-worker Ernst & Young Auditor to Craigslist Missed Connections

Don’t you just love missed connections? Maybe you’re more of a casual encounters person but there’s something to be said for someone that is experiencing such infatuation that dropping a post on Craiglist seems like the best thing to do. Of course, it’s another thing entirely when you are infatuated with someone at work and you conclude that your best way to tell them that they are the most beautiful creature on Earth is by posting on missed connections. Apparently, UPDATE: some dude crushing on an Ernst & Young auditor did just that.

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Okay, a few notes:

1. For a lot of reasons, personal and professional, there’s no way I can say anything to you. – What exactly are the “personal” reasons? You can’t speak in coherent sentences? You have awful body odor? You’re actually a serial killer? As for “professional” reasons, we all know that auditors are banging auditors all over the place (SEE UPDATE BELOW), so if you’re simply saying that this can’t happen because it’s against your professional morals then fine but other people around you are getting busy and you will not.

2. I can’t believe you don’t hear that all the time. You probably do. – You’re right. She probably does hear it all the time. But not from anonymous people on the Internet.

3. I wish I could tell you and not come across as a sleaze! – You’re not “coming across,” broski. You’re already there.

This was posted in NYC (expired now) so maybe we can track this guy down and help him with his game.

UPDATE:
After reader input and discussing it with my partner in crime, it’s clear that this is a client leering at the E&Y auditor and AG and others are postulating that our Craiglist creeper is either married or in a committed relationship. If this is the “personal reasons” he spoke of, it’s far less interesting and funny than some kind of social anxiety disorder that renders him a stuttering love-sick fool. But it does begs several societal questions among them: 1) does posting a missed connection constitute cheating? or 2) do we applaud his self-control (until he gets home of course). Discuss.