Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The 2008 "Twelve Blogs of Christmas"--Accounting Blogs

  • Excellence of Execution


  • PCOAB Alert on Current Economic Environment


  • Hope Springs Eternal


  • Oil Supply


  • [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.

    3 Comments:

    Blogger Francine McKenna said...

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for the inclusion in your Twelve Blogs of Christmas. Actually, I never thought accountants and auditors at the beginning of their career would ever be interested in my discussion of the business of the audit firms. The intention was to provide coverage of the firms as an industry that was independent and objective, rather than coming from their public relations offices. Lo and behold, through the power of the internet, (Google), younger professionals have found me and enjoy the blog too. The audience is quite diverse with all kinds of professionals including law firms and the regulators visiting. Thanks again. I have added Tick Marks to my blog roll. Regards, Francine

    10:48 PM  
    Blogger Cristina said...

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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    Term Life Insurance

    10:33 PM  
    Blogger Edith Orenstein said...

    Dan, thanks so much for including our blog in The Twelve Blogs of Christmas! You accurately noted we have expanded from our orginal formation as the FEI Sarbanes-Oxley Blog, a couple years ago we changed our name to the FEI Financial Reporting Blog.

    5:46 PM  

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