August 11, 2020

old white guys

EY UK Selects Old White Guy to Succeed Another Old White Guy As MP

The Financial Times is reporting today that former head of audit Hywel Ball is EY UK’s new managing partner “despite widespread speculation that it would be the first of the Big Four accounting firms to appoint a female leader.” That’ll teach y’all to speculate. Ball, a 35-year veteran of EY, beat out chief operating officer […]

White Guy Proudly Accepts Diversity Award for His Big 4 Firm

Last night, DiversityInc handed out awards to seven U.S. companies "that showcase best practices for workplace diversity" in New York City. Predictably, EY sent their white Americas Managing Partner Steve Howe to accept theirs. "In order to earn one of our special awards, a company needs to demonstrate full commitment to diversity, starting at the […]

This Sentence Is Everything Wrong With the Way We Think About Professional Women

The Project 28-40 report is a study of 25,000 people (23,000 of those women) by Opportunity Now and PwC that looks at the obstacles facing professional women in the UK. The report itself is nothing groundbreaking, however it is courtesy of said report that we are given this gem: A perceptions gap between women and […]

What Is It With Big 4 Hot Shots and Their Politics?

Alright, we need to sage this joint out a little bit. I'm posting the following reader question not to start another monkey dung-throwing match in the comment section but to spark a real discussion about this matter. I have some theories but let's get to the question first: I've been working for one of the […]

Old White Guy to Be Replaced By Slightly Less Old White Guy as CEO of Accounting Firm

Crowe Horwath International has announced Frank Arford will be retiring after having served as the network's CEO since 2007. He'll be replaced by Kevin McGrath effective July 1, 2012. Mr. Arford has been in the accounting industry for 40 years. McGrath has been with Crowe Horwath for 35 years. Bonus points to anyone that can […]