WTF WFT CFO Andrew Becnel needs a hug:
Weatherford International Ltd. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Becnel called a $500 million accounting error disclosed by the oilfield-service company late Tuesday an "embarrassment," the damage of which is "impossible to quantify."
But you know who's taking this whole snafu in stride? CEO Bernard Duroc-Danner that's who! BDD told investors on a conference call today that nothing is fucked and that this will all be yesterday's news in no time:
Chief Executive Bernard Duroc-Danner said there is no risk of a U.S. government investigation or of any tax penalties or fines related to what he characterized as a mistake in calculating the tax rates on dividends moved from one subsidiary to another.
Geez. Give the SEC some credit wouldja? Just because they missed a few things here and there doesn't mean they won't ask any questions about your material weaknesses.