The 2008 "Twelve Blogs of Christmas"--Accounting Blogs
[Post #901) First of all, my apologies for the intermission since the most recent post--a bad cold and other factors came into play. Along the same lines, congratulations to those who contributed to the recent "Carnival of Taxes" in "Don't Mess with Taxes."
In a closely matched field of eight (the nominees plus David Albreight's "The Summa"), the four accounting blogs chosen for the "Twelve Blogs of Christmas" are: CPA Firm Leaders Blog (Rita Keller), FEI SOX Blog (Edith Orenstein), re: the Auditors (Francine McKenna) and the Skeptical Accountant (anonymous male from Texas).
CPA Firm Leaders has some similarities to Rick Telberg's BSG Trendlines as a "how to" blog for managers of accounting firms. Rita does an interesting "off-topic" post each weekend. Two recent posts of interest included "Excellence of Execution" (linked above) and "Just Do It! Just Try Stuff!"
FEI SOX Blog covers current developments in financial accounting in addition to Sarbanes-Oxley related topics. Two posts of note here were "PCAOB Alert on Current Economic Environment" (linked above) and "XBRL Happenings."
re: the Auditors was designed to provide an inside view of the CPA profession to younger accountants. Two worthwhile reads from Ms. Mc Kenna are "Hope Springs Eternal" (linked above) and "CIFRC: Unexpected Pleasures--Part 2."
The Skeptical Accountant is a hard-nosed libertarian with no use for sloppy economic practice--regardless of who is responsible. Two top recent posts include "Oil Supply" (linked above) and "The Bloodless Coup Continues--6).
Congratulations to each of the above. I intend for the Personal Finance awardees to be announced before the end of the week.