Develop a corporate blogging policy

There are few golden examples of corporate blogging policies that provide employees useful and necessary guidance on what they can blog about and how they should do it as it relates to company information. Sun Microsystems stands out as a company that actively encourages their employees to engage each other and the wider tech world […]

FIN 48, auditor confidentiality, and increasing the minimum wage

Since the last one went so well, and since there have been many posts this week on my fellow accountant blogs that I’d like to highlight, here’s another quick round-up of three interesting nuggets: Dan Meyer of Tick Marks talks about a new standard in the US called FIN 48, which requires companies making assumptions […]

Google spreadsheet app will not catch on

According to Om Malik, Google is rumored to be coming out with an online spreadsheet application tomorrow, but I don’t think it’s going to have much of an impact. Why? Well, in my experience at least, everything I do in Excel is with data that I don’t want anyone, even Google (imagine that), to have […]

Auditor laptop stolen, confidential data included

The auditor for Hotels.com is Ernst & Young, and one of their staff working on the audit had their laptop stolen from their car, compromising the credit card data of approximately 243,000 customers. These things will happen, but what I don’t understand is whether they’re just assuming whoever stole the laptop is going to be […]