August 16, 2022

To Whom It May Going Concern: No More Big Four?

To Whom It May Going Concern is a feature of some of the more, shall we say, interesting messages that come across the wire. If you get the urge to tell us exactly what you think about this here website, email [email protected] with "To Whom It May Going Concern" in the subject line. Just a reminder that all messages are considered on the record unless specified otherwise.

The publishing people that run this laugh factory also asked me to remind everyone to take our annual Reader Insight Survey where you can also leave us any feedback that you deem appropriate. Now, this week's letters.
After sharing the latest update in the Romney campaign's on-going beef with the Tax Policy Center we received this:
Cut the obama loving crap
Here's more Obama-loving crap if you're interested.
This isn't a tip, but rather an example of someone who drank too much DT kool-aid… trying to create a meme…by writing Deloitte everywhere…in random places(which I think would be pretty funny).
This was found at a hole in the wall Chinese restaurant in NYC (69 Bayard), where patrons are encouraged to post up dollar bills on the walls and write whatever they want on said dollar bill.    Didn't quite know what to think.  Spent 3 years at DT.  Thought I'd send it in. It was at first pretty odd to me, but thinking about it a little more, wouldn't surprise me if the marketing folks over there had a convo that went something like this: 
Drunk college kids deciding between places to work, late night out, putting greasy Chinese food into their stomachs, sit down, have a little convo with their friends 
"damn man, trying to choose between which big 4 to go to…"
"hey dude…why not Deloitte?" *points to dollar bill on wall*
"…why…NOT Deloitte!…It all makes sense now!  I'll send in my acceptance tomorrow"
…..Or maybe Barry Salzberg ate there.

Email of the week is an excerpt from a lengthy advice question from "Confused" with the subject: "Need help." 

Since KPMG is the smallest of the Big Four (and I recently heard they were making big cuts and having trouble lately), I am worried that it wouldn't be part of the Big Four soon and would be part of the "Big Three." Do you know if this might happen?

Where've you been? From what I hear in the comments, it happened years ago.

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

Deloitte Has Calculated the Tangible and Intangible Value of the Roman Colosseum Because of Course They Did

Deloitte got their calculators out and put a dollar value on The Colosseum of Rome, the largest amphitheater built during the Roman Empire, the largest standing amphitheater in the world today, and top Italian tourist destination. Despite listening to Tiziano Ferro for 20 years, my Italian sucks so here’s Google’s translation of the newly released […]

Happy 4th of July and Also a Lesson in How Not to Be

On this, the best holiday of the summer, let us all try not to be angry and bitter like this guy who got mad at KPMG for flexing Omaha Steaks on Facebook many years ago: Speaking of steaks, did they ever come back after The Great Unsteakoning of 2020? Stay safe out there everyone and […]