The More Things Change ... Have US Corporate Collapses Had an Effect on the Management Practices of Canadian Public Accounting Firms?

Posted: 1 Jul 2013

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Michael Gibbins

Independent

Karim Jamal

University of Alberta - Department of Accounting, Operations & Information Systems

Date Written: June 1, 2005

Abstract

In recent years, public accounting firms have been caught in a media firestorm fuelled by corporate fraud, disappointed investors and aggressive regulators. The collapse of Arthur Andersen has triggered questions about how well accounting firms are managed. Some former Arthur Andersen partners (Barbara Toffler in 2003 and Arthur Wyatt in 2004) have proposed that greed and mismanagement by senior partners

Suggested Citation

Gibbins, Michael and Jamal, Karim, The More Things Change ... Have US Corporate Collapses Had an Effect on the Management Practices of Canadian Public Accounting Firms? (June 1, 2005). CA Magazine August 2006, pp. 41-45, University of Alberta School of Business Research Paper No. 2013-1030, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279024

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