Are small-caps better served by mid-size firms?

A little late, but a blog post at CFO.com about the level of service a small-cap public company can expect to receive from a Big Four auditor compared to a mid-size firm seemed interesting enough to share: CFO.com reader Kunal Ganguly wrote us to say a company of Catapult’s size, with its $102 million market […]

Enron chronicle provides some holiday reading

I have been on vacation for the last half of this month, and that along with Christmas has resulted in much less activity on this blog than is normally seen. Additionally, I have been immersed in a great book on the Enron scandal, titled “The Smartest Guys In the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous […]

Taking the wraps off materiality

Materiality is an important concept in auditing. The point of an audit is to certify the financial statements as being free of material misstatement. A material misstatement is one which would affect the decisions of a user of those statements. This recent blog post at the VeraSage Institute, more known for their pioneering work in […]

Value creation mode isn’t just from 9 to 5

I was recently asked what I thought about value pricing as it relates to professional services firms. The billable hour is typically how firms price their engagements, but the idea of value pricing is gaining momentum and acceptance is growing. I believe in a competitive market, value pricing would occur naturally. Misinformation from vested interests […]