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Count Down : The Past, Present and Uncertain Future of the Big Four Accounting Firms (Hardcover) (Jim

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"Illusions of safety in size doomed allosaurus, empires, and auto makers. In his Count Down, Jim Peterson examines the fragility of the ineffectual audit regime, and the imminent threats to its survival. Peterson combines the insider's knowledge with an outsider's critical but sympathetic perspective and suggestions in this fascinating and insightful volume—a must-read for accountants and students of accounting." - Shyam Sunder, Yale School of Management

"This book lifts the lid on the story behind the financial statements of the world's major companies. If you want to understand the system that is allegedly validating the reported data - and why the system is a clone of the Maginot Line - expensive, obsolete and irrelevant - read on. Weak as the present system is, there is a solution. It will take a major change in regulatory attitude and a fresh approach, unfettered by history. The section on the imaginative use of Big Data is worth study by itself." - Duane R. Kullberg, CEO Arthur Andersen & Co. S.C. -1980-89
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Accounting / General
Series Title: Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Emerald Group Pub Ltd
Author: Jim Peterson
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 50314408
UPC: 9781785605819
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-4012

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