August 10, 2022

sports

RIP Longtime Green Bay Packers Accountant Richard “Dick” Blasczyk

Longtime Green Bay Packers executive and former team accountant Richard “Dick” Blasczyk passed away on June 13 [obit]. 87-year-old Blasczyk, a native of Pulaski, WI, worked for the Pack from 1976-1994. Blasczyk served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, married his high school sweetheart, and worked as finance manager at a Pulaski Ford […]

CF Montréal Poaches Someone From Deloitte and Issues a Press Release, Part I

TIL Deloitte Canada had a former Canadian professional footballer in its partnership. Gabriel Gervais, 45, who joined Deloitte of the Canadian variety in 2009 and was admitted into the partnership in 2019, played for the Montreal Impact (now CF Montréal in the MLS) from 2002-08 when the club was part of the United Soccer League. […]

Here Are the 20 Richest Football Clubs In the World, According to Deloitte

The Walmart of professional services firms just released the latest installment of its Football Money League report, which profiles the financial performance of the highest revenue-generating clubs in the world of football … er, soccer. And here’s why all you hooligans should be interested in this year’s report, according to Deloitte: This year’s edition is […]

Let’s Count How Many Different Sports You Can Play at PwC Chairman Tim Ryan’s House

We know PwC Chairman Tim Ryan is a workout fiend who loves playing and watching hockey. But judging by a photo he posted on Twitter a couple weeks ago, he and his kids love A LOT of other sports too. Shortly after PwC announced that it was closing its offices and going into work-from-home mode […]

NASCAR Needs Deloitte’s Help

Saw this come across my Twitter timeline the other day: ⚡@NASCAR has hired @Deloitte to audit teams’ finances and create a common accounting platform, per sources. ➖ Teams agreed to the unprecedented step to help find a new competitive balance framework and determine if a budget cap will be introduced. 📰: https://t.co/k3NVwsvQx3 pic.twitter.com/eWUpQW43X6 — Adam […]

EY Is No Longer Blocking Sports Websites Just in Time for Football Season

Forget pleasing their audit overlords at the PCAOB, EY focuses on the important stuff according to our tipster: FYI, EY stopped blocking sports websites.  Just in time for fantasy football.  Maybe a good time to make jokes about how this is so important because most employees don't have time to browse the internet away from […]

PwC Auditor Retiring at 26 to Follow His Passion for Sports (and an MBA) Left a Farewell Press Release

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that the bro who abandoned his Deloitte bros for KPMG and the following bro from PwC both work in the Washington Metro; sports-themed farewells may officially be a thing now. Whether or not it's a trend, it sure beats past farewell emails we've seen that go on for days […]

According to this Sportscaster, Accountants Are the Only People Who Never Screw Up

Someone needs to introduce this guy to Arthur Andersen, Scott London, and the Cleveland intern with a highly condensed schedule of errands. That said, it's nice to know that average Joes still hold all of you in such high regard, because we all know none of you would EVER celebrate too early. Perhaps the AICPA […]

How To Talk to Public Accounting Recruiters Without Coming Off Like a Tool

Found this gem on Reddit: I have a recruiters reception coming up soon where I will meet many recruiters from various firms. I'm only a student so my accounting knowledge is limited to textbook material. What type of questions do you ask? Although we've covered this before (repeatedly, at that), it is that time of […]

Gambling, Florida, and Worthless Green Bay Packers Stock: A Sports Fan’s Guide to Taxes

Ed. note: With less than a week until the tax filing deadline, Deadspin asked me to delve into tax wonkery for sports fans. The post appears here with permission. Those of you who are not Darryl Strawberry will be spending the next few days on your tax returns. Here are a few practical things–and a number […]