Update on public company auditing in Canada

There’s some interesting Canadian audit industry data in the March 2007 CA Magazine. In an earlier post I revealed my ignorance when it comes to public company auditing in Canada. I was incredulous that the small, one-office accounting firm could attract large, public company audits, simply because the perception in industry is that only aContinue reading “Update on public company auditing in Canada”

Exxon Mobil’s profits and taxes: both records

Exxon Mobil announced recently the highest annual profits by a US corporation in history. Reaction was predictable – the US Congress was littered with outraged politicians calling for a windfall profits tax. But that would be wrong, and the Tax Foundation can explain why much better than I: While they were recording record profits lastContinue reading “Exxon Mobil’s profits and taxes: both records”

How Playboy protects its intellectual property

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “asset management” doesn’t it? With more than 53 years of multimedia content under its belt, Playboy Enterprises takes content management and rights management very seriously. Developing the best systems to manage all those photos, videos, television footage and text is top priority for Playboy chairman and chiefContinue reading “How Playboy protects its intellectual property”