Complaints

Do You Feel Cheated By Your Firm? Come Over Here…

You could go ahead and substitute any firm for any other firm here, but for this particular reader question, it's KPMG v EY. Let's make a little popcorn and see what's going on: Hello,  I hope you're well.  So about a month ago, I heard that EY gave second round raises to the entire West […]

(UPDATE) Complaint Says Scott London Admitted to Tipping Bryan Shaw About Five KPMG Clients

~ Update below includes details from the criminal complaint, including Springsteen tickets!

From the Journal:

Mr. London was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud through insider trading, according to the criminal complaint. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The complaint said the trades generated a profit of more than $1 million for his friend, Bryan Shaw. The complaint also says Mr. London tipped off Mr. Shaw about five KPMG clients, more than was previously known.

At Least One McGladrey Employee’s Morning Routine of Coffee and the “Kenny G” Station Was Completely RUINED

Perhaps Kenny G isn't your cup of tea but the combination of working at McGladrey and, say, a musical taste similar to Paul Ryan's, this morning's development could result in you considering anger management.  From the mailbag: So I pulled up Pandora this morning as I got into the office and rather than music, I got […]

Employer Who Fired an Allegedly Racist Accountant (Twice) Is Allegedly Racist

Last month we learned that Virgnia Spidle, the Chief Accountant for the City of Birmingham, Alabama, was fired a second time by her employer. The grounds for the first dismissal were racism, which a personnel board dismissed. Not one to be dismayed by awkwardness around the office, Spidle returned to her job only to be […]

Ohio CPAs Want Some Answers On This Whole Criminals With PTINs Thing

This is from the November issue of the Ohio Society of CPAs' CPA Voice: OSCPA submitted a comment letter to IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman and Director of the IRS Return Preparer Office David R. Williams, regarding fingerprinting of certain non-signing PTIN applicants. Written on behalf of OSCPA’s more than 22,000 members, the letter commended the […]

Lunchtime Reading: The Complaint Against Ernst & Young

Get some coffee first.

We’re working through it and we’ll update with anything interesting. If you see anything worth mentioning, chime in below.

Ernst Young Complaint