Could what happened at Google happen at the big 4 accounting firms. Google faced a controversy saying that they do not have a diverse workforce. A rogue employee wrote a memo about how Google does not value diversity of thought. Could an employee at PwC, KPMG, EY or Deloitte write a similar memo about their firm?
In light of recent controversies around diversity, do you think Deloitte regrets getting rid of their diversity programs? We discussed Deloitte ditching their diversity programs in a previous podcast. Listen to that at http://big4accountingfirms.libsyn.com/deloitte-ditches-diversity
Additionally we go over some big 4 news around recent fines that KPMG and PwC faced in August 2017. KPMG had to pay $6 million related to their audit of Millery Energy. PwC had to pay 2 fines in August. One was to the PCAOB for a botched audit of Merrill Lynch. They also had to pay a record fine in the UK for their audit of RSM Tenon.
We also go over the best accounting farewell email ever.
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