Can Bitcoin survive? Debate rages, but experts say regulation is possible.
February 26, 2014 by the Christian Science Monitor
The recent closure of Bitcoin exhange, Mt. Gox, has caused the crypto-currency's prices to plummet. While some argue that government regulation would stabilize the currency's value, others argue that regulation would only remove Bitcoin's key appeal. Says WeiserMazars partner, Stephen Brecher, "don't write Bitcoin's obituary just yet."
Recent Press Mentions
Accountants Revolt Against Oversight Plan
February 21, 2014 by Long Island Business News
Debate has intensified around a regulator's plan to require accounting firms to name the lead partners working on individual audits. Says WeiserMazars partner, David Rubenstein, "When you look at an annual auditied financial statement, it's signed off by the firm. The concept is the firm, not the engagement partner, is rendering the opinion."
James Blake Comments in Commerce Magazine
February 10, 2014
Diversity within public accounting has been a topic for many years, yet little progress towards actual improvement has been made. James Blake, our New Jersey Practice Partner-in-Charge, comments on the importance of diversity and urges that, "having a range of view points approaching a problem gives us better insight in overcoming challenges and understanding our clients' needs." View page 14 for the full comment.
Ken Pogrob Mentioned in The Secured Lender
January 15, 2013
On October 17, 2013, the Commercial Finance Association's New Jersey Chapter organized a panel discussion held at Rutgers University. The panel served as an introduction for both undergraduate and graduate students to asset-based lending. Our own partner, Ken Pogrob, was a featured panelist.
Ron Ries Responds to the CPA Journal with a Letter to the Editor
August 15, 2013
Responding to the CPA Journal's article, "The Question of Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation: Would Investors Benefit," WeiserMazars partner, Ron Ries, discusses the need to open the international audit market and decrease the market share currently held by the Big Four.
David Moise Discusses the Correct Way to Resolve Tax Issues with Fox Business
August 5, 2013
David Moise, WeiserMazars Partner-in-Charge of Tax Procedure and Controversy, discusses how to properly resolve IRS tax issues. Read the full article for advice on how to avoid scams and an overview of the resolution process.
David Wasserstrum Speaks about 401(k) Withdrawals in the New York Post
June 16, 2013
Thinking about taking money out of your 401(k)? WeiserMazars partner, David Wasserstrum, weighs the costs and benefits of taking out a loan against your 401(k) versus making a hardship withdrawal. Read the full article to learn more.
Shahab Moreh Speaks about FASB's Lease Accounting Proposal in Compliance Week
June 11, 2013
The Financial Accounting Standards Board recently released a proposal to include leases on corporate balance sheets, a move that has received much dissent. Says Shahab Moreh, head of Real Estate Services at WeiserMazars, "There's going to be a tremendous cost to companies to keep track of this, calculate this, and put it on the balance sheet.” To download the full article, click here.
Howard Dorman Speaks about WeiserMazars' Human Rights Initiative in the Wall Street Journal
June 10, 2013
The United Nations' Guiding Principles on business and human rights aim to help companies follow specific human rights practices and processes. Now WeiserMazars, in partnership with Mazars and Shift, is working to develop a way to measure companies' actual progress meeting these goals.
Elliot Ogulnick and Harry Steinmetz's Article Covered by the New York Law Journal
May 20, 2013
The most recent real estate bubble burst under the weight of a market saturated with overpriced properties and subprime mortgages. Unfortunately, this bubble likely won't be the last. When real estate values again spike to unsustainable levels, will your clients be prepared?
WeiserMazars' 2012 Insurance Finance Leadership Study Covered by the Wall Street Journal
December 13, 2012
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2012 Finance Leadership Study! This Wall Street Journal article (full article here) highlights the findings of our study: we discovered a number of interesting trends including a correlation between the approach to information technology investment and high Return on Capital among our respondents. Watch our "Tale of Two Insurance Companies" video and read more about our study here.
Andy Cohen Highlighted on LIBN.com
December 7, 2012
WeiserMazars partner, Andy Cohen, was recently elected as the vice-chair of the American Insitute of Certified Public Accountants' joint trial board. “I am honored and humbled,” Cohen said in a statement, “I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the board to uphold the best standards and practices of our AICPA members.”
Scott Univer Quoted by CNNMoney
August 16, 2012
When millions of dollars went missing from the Peregrine Financial Group's customer accounts, regulators and shareholders began to push for the wider use of electronic confirmations in company audits. Scott Univer, general counsel at WeiserMazars, explains that these systems, currently in place at WeiserMazars, are both effective and cost efficient.
Bonnie Mann Falk Named Among LIBN's Who's Who in Professional Women
August 9, 2012
Congratulations to our own senior manager, Bonnie Mann Falk, who was named to Long Island Business News' List of Who's Who in Professional Women. An active member in WeiserMazars' various women's initiatives, Falk says that the firm is poised to provide an accommodating environment to women looking to succeed both domestically and globally.
WeiserMazars Highlighted by Spain - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
July 30, 2012
On June 28, 2012, the Supreme Court made several ground-breaking decisions regarding U.S. health care coverage. WeiserMazars’ summary of the rulings is featured in the Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s July newsletter. Read the full article here.
Howard Dorman Named President of CHHANGE
July 1, 2012
We are proud to announce that WeiserMazars partner, Howard Dorman, has been named President of CHHANGE, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education. The organization is dedicated to supporting the fight against all forms of prejudice.
Our Biscotti Toback & Company merger featured in Modern Grocer
March 12, 2012
Biscotti Toback & Company's merger with WeiserMazars LLP was a featured article in Modern Grocer's most recent issue. “We are excited to join the WeiserMazars team,” said Louis Biscotti, now a WeiserMazars partner.
Michael Flagiello and David Hurst published in Accounting Today
February 23, 2012
Many organizations rely heavily on the software program, Microsoft Excel. Some organizations even report using more than 500,000 spreadsheets. Michael Flagiello and David Hurst examine how much Excel is too much.
WeiserMazars' Excel Study Highlighted on CFO.com
January 18, 2012
In a 2011 study, WeiserMazars found that 87% of the CFOs they surveyed relied heavily on Excel spreadsheets, with several CFOs reporting that their companies use as many as 500,000 spreadsheets as part of their quarterly close. Learn more as various CFOs discuss this trend with CFO.com.