Bitmain IPO: interesting take on Cryptocurrency

Is cryptocurrency an asset for a company that transacts in it? Bitmain Technologies, the world’s largest designer of products used for mining cryptocurrencies, is bringing its IPO to Hong Kong. This has definitely created a lot of buzz in the cryptocurrency filed. It...

Bankrate CFO sentenced to 10 year in prison

Edward DiMaria, the former CFO of Bankrate was sentenced 10 years in prison and asked to pay restitution of $21M for accounting fraud. DiMaria pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to making false statement’s to a public company’s accountant and one...

Series A funding: Taxfyle

Coral Gables, Florida-based Taxfyle, an on-demand licensed accounting platform, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding.

Exxon Mobile cleared by SEC

In a letter the Securities and Exchange Commission sent to Exxon, the commission stated that their investigation was concluded and that the commission doesn’t intend to recommend any enforcement actions. The SEC probe into ExxonMobil was whether the company...

Nepal Auditor General Office audits its local governments

Failure to ensure proper billing of income or expenses. differences between banking transactions and accounting of those, lack of maintaining details of assets, are some of the issues the Nepalese Office of Auditor General (OAG) found as it audits financials...

International Accounting Day

On November 10,1494, the first book about double entry systems was published by the Italian mathematician, Lua Pacioli, also known as the father of accounting. In his honor the day is celebrated as the International Accountants Day! To all fellow accountants, keep up...

Big 4 collusion conspiracy

Italy’s Antitrust authority fined the big 4 (Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG and PWC) a total of 23 million euros for allegedly conspiring and colluding to divvy up large public consultancy contracts. Looks like the Big 4 need to revise their Ethics...

Embezzlement report by Hiscox

According to a recent study by global specialty insurer Hiscox, in 2016, workplace embezzlement cases cost companies an average of $1.13million. Some very interesting facts from the report- 55% of cases occurred at companies with fewer than 100 employees 37% of cases...

Making the audit report more useful

The Public Company Accounting and Oversight Board (PCOAB) adopted a new auditing standard with a goal to enhance the usefulness of the auditor’s report to investors by providing additional and important information. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...

Another fine for a big 4 for audit misconduct

The Financial Reporting Council fined Ernst & Young £1.8 million for their shoddy audit work of distributor Tech Data. This is what happened. In 2013, Tech Data revealed that there were material errors in their financials for 2011, 2012 and part of 2013. The...