As was done last year, I start the "Twelve Blogs of Christmas" by remembering past awardees. 2005 awardees which are still active include the Analyst's Accounting Observer and Found in the Footnotes. While some content for each blog is no longer freely available, even the abridged versions of each blog is well worth the while. A recent AAO entry (11/12) addressed the possibilities and pitfalls of using IFRS to GAAP reconciliation while Footnoted (11/27) addressed lawsuits by consumers which complained that gasoline was being heated, which reduced the effective amount delivered. Brian Tankersley's "CPA Firm Technology Blog" had a entry about hosted document management as its most recent post (10/30, a little more regular posting, please). The original fourth 2005 awardee was Vanilla Accounting; unfortunately, that blog has gone dormant. In its place is BSG Trendlines, Rick Telberg had a semi-recent Halloween post about the history of accounting.
2006 awardees included Big 4 Guy, an anonymous blog about auditing, financial accounting and the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley. A semi-recent post (9/11) dealt with the CISM exam--presumably an exam for accounting system professionals. Tracy Coenen's Fraud Files recently (11/26) did a good job of distinguishing who should or should not blog. Finally, Neil McIntyre (11/19) wrote a useful post on the importance of materiality in accounting and auditing.
Congratulations to the past and present contributions of these seven bloggers; though it is a little unsettling that two have at least partially restricted content and three have done little posting so far in November. Next, 2005 and 2006 awardees in personal finance will be reviewed.