Get Rich Doing Bad Audits

Blake and David dive into the concerning trend of small CPA firms conducting shoddy audits of large companies and SPACs, raking in big fees while facing minimal consequences for deficient work. They also discuss the latest accounting app funding news, the power of AI for crafting persuasive arguments, and the American Institute of CPAs' puzzling resistance to changes in CPA licensure requirements and touch on the growing importance of client accounting services for public accounting firms.

  • (00:38) - Blake is back from a conference in Atlanta
  • (03:12) - The truth behind Trump's Truth Social SPAC audit
  • (18:41) - AI startup Fieldguide secures $30 million in Series B funding
  • (21:57) - FundGuard secures $100 million in Series C funding round
  • (23:42) - BotKeeper launches BotKeeper Infinite
  • (29:29) - Scientists find that AI is more persuasive than humans at changing people's opinions
  • (37:41) - Formula 1 team using Excel to track car parts
  • (39:34) - CAS is the fastest-growing service in Accounting Today's annual survey
  • (41:34) - The AICPA warns about losing the 150-hour rule
  • (48:46) - Send us an email and remember you can earn FREE CPE for listening to this podcast!

Show Notes

Fieldguide Raises $30 Million to Combat CPA Shortage With AI
AI accounting startup raises $100M
On the Conversational Persuasiveness of Large Language Models: A Randomized Controlled Trial (PDF) 
The year CAS took over

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David Leary
David Leary
President and Founder, Sombrero Apps Company
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