Pizza Parties Boost Morale

Blake and David dig through the latest accounting news, including the effectiveness of pizza parties in boosting accounting firm morale, the record number of baby boomers reaching retirement age, and the impact on Social Security, as well as the massive amount of COVID-related fraud originating in South Florida. They also take a look at audit integrity issues, the long working hours in accounting, and some of the latest app headlines.

  • (00:22) - Thomson Reuters says pizza parties boost accountants morale
  • (03:33) - Trump cheats at golf
  • (04:50) - Truth Social goes public
  • (07:41) - Grant Thornton sells majority stake to private equity firm
  • (12:28) - Almost 20% of all PPP fraud happened in South Florida
  • (17:59) - 49ers docked 5th round draft pick for accounting error
  • (20:08) - Sam Bankman Freed sentenced to 25 years in prison
  • (22:29) - David shares WSJ video on the future of social security
  • (31:16) - Tingo audit faulire update
  • (41:48) - Big 4 Transparency firm awards
  • (50:28) - Blake takes on a Reddit user's problem
  • (56:35) - Microsoft Teams combining business and personal offerings
  • (57:04) - Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe

Show Notes

Trump ‘cheats like a mafia accountant’ at golf, writer who played with him says -

PCAOB bars Colorado firm Gries & Associates from doing audits | Accounting Today

San Francisco 49ers docked 2025 fifth-round draft pick for accounting error | FOX Sports

Grant Thornton gets major PE stake from New Mountain Capital | Accounting Today

How Miami Became a Hub of PPP Fraud After Pandemic
Audit Plan to Flag Illegal Acts Needs Do-Over, Critics Charge
Blackrock larry fink annual letter 8484e68e      
Ahead of sentencing, SBF team argues for 5-6 years in jail because FTX customers will get money back          
The Home Stretch: Strategies & insights for today’s tax professionals as their busy season concludes              
Trump's social media company rises 16% in first day trading gains, but the stock could fall 95%, says an IPO expert  
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison           
IRS Criminal Investigation Says COVID-Related Fraud Totaled Nearly $9 Billion

Need CPE?
Get CPE for listening to podcasts with Earmark:
Subscribe to the Earmark Podcast:

Get in Touch
Thanks for listening and the great reviews! We appreciate you! Follow and tweet @BlakeTOliver and @DavidLeary. Find us on Facebook and Instagram. If you like what you hear, please do us a favor and write a review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Call us and leave a voicemail; maybe we'll play it on the show. DIAL (202) 695-1040.

Are you interested in sponsoring the Cloud Accounting Podcast? For details, read the prospectus.

Need Accounting Conference Info? 
Check out our new website -

Limited edition shirts, stickers, and other necessities

Want to get the word out about your newsletter, webinar, party, Facebook group, podcast, e-book, job posting, or that fancy Excel macro you just created? Let the listeners of The Accounting Podcast know by running a classified ad. Go here to create your classified ad:

The full transcript for this episode is available by clicking on the Transcript tab at the top of this page

Creators and Guests

David Leary
David Leary
President and Founder, Sombrero Apps Company
Pizza Parties Boost Morale
Broadcast by