Footnotes: The Most Interesting Man in the (Accounting) World; CPAs That Can See Russia From Their Homes; Grant Thornton Gets a G-Man | 07.08.13

Deutsche Bank needs a Principal Auditor in New York. Five to seven years experience with banking clients and a CPA are required. [GCJ]

The most interesting man in accounting is Allan Koltin. [Crain's]

Big week for the Big Four I do not think the SEC case will go well for the accounting firms. The final round of pre-trial sparring ended in a ruling requiring the firms to disclose their fees from auditing U.S. listed companies.  The firms resisted providing this data, but the judge noted …”it would be helpful to know if a permanent bar on practicing before the Commission for any purpose, even in connection with performing audit work for non-China-based U.S. issuers, would essentially put a Respondent out of business entirely.”  I know the answer to that question.  No, it would not put the firms out of business entirely, but it will hurt really badly. [China Accounting Blog]

Need your Greg Kyte fix? Here you go. [Thriveal]

Need your PwC compensation thread fix? Here you go. [GC]

Alaska CPAs can see Russia from their homes while promoting financial literacy. [AWEB]

CFOs Plan to Hire in Accounting, Finance and IT [CFO]

Grant Thornton has hired FBI Special Agent Pat Murphy as a Director in firm’s Forensic, Investigative and Dispute Services practice. Mr. Murphy was co-lead on the investigation that put Rod Blagojevich in jail. [GT]

GAO advises SEC to require disclosure of auditor attestation of ICFR [JofA]

Here's a never-ending dirt bike pile-up. [Deadspin]

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