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December 2, 2022

Accounting News Roundup: Wanting to Know More About Next Deloitte CEO’s Past; LuxLeaks Whistleblower’s Motives; Keeping Life Sane When Work Is Not | 02.23.15

Deloitte US First Female CEO: We Wish We Really Knew You [Francine McKenna/Medium]
Cathy Engelbert has experience in pharm and life sciences. FM asks, "Wouldn’t it be nice if investors and other interested parties could look up Engelbert in a public and easily accessible registry and find out about all the audit clients where she has been a lead partner or a Quality Control partner? Has she ever been named in a lawsuit or been sanctioned? […] It would be interesting, for example, to know if Engelbert was working in or leading the Bristol-Meyers Squibb audit in 2000 and 2001 when the company paid $150 million in penalties to the SEC for accounting fraud."

The Quiet Man Who Made Big Trouble for Little Luxembourg [Bloomberg Business]
Antoine Deltour faces prison time for leaking confidential tax forms: "Deltour became disillusioned with what he saw in his auditing job at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Luxembourg and in 2010 decided to quit. On the way out, he took along a copy of an internal folder containing hundreds of confidential tax agreements between the Grand Duchy and multinational companies. 'Sometimes I think about it during the night,' Deltour said in a Feb. 17 interview in Luxembourg when asked whether the prospect of a jail sentence worries him. 'What I did is in the public interest. I don’t understand why I could be the victim of a strong sentence if I acted in the general interest.' " 

Keep Your Home Life Sane when Work Gets Crazy [HBR]
For starters, Penn's Stewart Friedman writes, "forget balance": "It’s not possible to have perfect equilibrium among the four domains of life – work, home, community, and self – every day, every week, or even every year. Naturally, there are times when any one of these aspects of your life has to take center stage." 

BoMo's first selfie since joining Twitter. 

Man consumes 182 slices to earn bacon-eating world record [WOKV]
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