With Deloitte Humiliated, A Quick Look At Its Other, Best Known Client

Tyler Durden's picture

HP is about to throw Deloitte under the bus for its epic bungling and lack of auditing of Autonomy, which if HP's allegations are true, and there is no reason to believe they aren't, has been cooking its books for years. But don't weep for Deloitte. It will retain that other, far more lucrative client, the Federal Reserve System of the United States. Surely those numbers could never be cooked. Forget about "Audit the Fed" - it is time to start thinking about "Auditing the Auditors of the Fed."

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SokPOTUS's picture

Haskins, Sells, Touche and Ross are rolling over in their graves...

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

They don't call 'em "Toilet and Douche" for nothing.

Bananamerican's picture

"time to start thinking about "Auditing the Auditors of the Fed.""

 I'm going to hit the ground running on this one...

a new concept in best business practices:

The Amerikan Association of Auditors of the Auditing Auditers Korporation



knukles's picture

Word has it there are no books to cook at the FED.
Already been done.

doomandbloom's picture

HP is not blaming Deloitte .


"The board relied on financial data audited by the Deloitte accounting company and, during an extensive due diligence process, HP brought in KPMG to audit Deloitte’s work, she said.“Neither of them saw what we now see after someone came forward to point us in the right direction.” FT

irishlink's picture

Of course KPMG found nothing wrong!! They were only double checking the numbers presented by Deloitte. I am sure they did not have access to years of financial documentation presented by Autonomy

fourchan's picture

Deloitte is a name on every stock i short, they are the last bastion of shitty accounting and zero credibility companies.

FLUSA.com's picture

this has to be a joke....right?

fonzannoon's picture

I am laughing but I am pretty sure it's not funny.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

It's a joke all right-- and the joke's on YOU.

vast-dom's picture

OT quote from comment:


"The 21st Century Act: Final Amendments to Regulation CC Section: 

"Prohibits" reimbursement of Credit, Loan, and Finance Balances to a "Bank Entity" leaving only "Nonbank Consumers" able to receive reimbursement, as specified on Pages 85 and 86.The 21st Century Act states on pg. 85 and 86 that "Only Nonbank Consumers can suffer losses and File for 

Re-credit or Re-claim on any Accounts under the Federal Reserve System" also "Any Second or Third Party Presenters utilizing a Banks Documentation, Contracts and/or Agreements to seek Claims shall be considered to be that Bank under the Rules and Regulations", the Expanded Definitions also includes Credit Cards and Home Equity Lines of Credit. 

Also on Pages 100 and 101 "In any Financial Claims the Indemifying Bank (Parent Bank) must be Identified".(Left-Click to Search Link)

21st Century Act: Final Amendments to Regulation CC http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/press/bcreg/2004/20040726/attach... This Federal Law signed January 1, 2006 makes it "Fraudulent" and therefore "Illegal" for the 3 Major Personal Credit Reporting Agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TrasUnion to allow the Banks and the Banks "Third Party Presenters" to place any claim of "Negative" or "Potentially Negative" Accounts on your Personal Credit Based upon the fact that they have no "Legal Grounds or Claim" to the Money. This is an "Unfair Practice" that diminishes our Financial ability to support ourselves and adversely affects our ability to gain work in many areas which breaks "Antitrust Laws". These Rules also back claims of: "Aiding and Abetting" Racketeering and Extortion (of Finance Accounts and Personal Credit Reports), Pandering (of Credit and Loan Accounts, and Conspiracy to wit), Theft, Fraud, Federal Mail Fraud, and Telephone Harassment. Also "Threatening of the U.S. Financial Infrastructure", which is a "Capital Crime".In order to engage the Federal Trade Commission to act against this injustice we must File many Claims, as these Reports must be Filed by a large number of people in order for the Federal Trade Commission to pursue "

Cdad's picture

LOL!  Just the perfect cherry on the top of this steaming pile market. 

MOAR accountant pink slips, please!

Cdad's picture

Not only is the Federal Reserve Bank coming into the public eye now as the true source of financial corruption [thank you Mr. Bernanke for all the bank bailouts], now we enter the phase where it literally could become....an f'n laughing stock.

MOAR Princeton professors in charge of everything, along with Goldman bankers!

LOL!  Just perfect.  Keep it up there, Wall Street criminal syndicate!  You are doing more to finally fix this whole situation than anyone could reasonably wish for.  Bring on Earnst and Young!!  And rally the S&P while you are at it!

LOLOLOLOL! Whew!  lolololololololol   lol.  

Cdad's picture

Quick!  Announce the next QE plan!

Cdad's picture

And here he comes....the laughing stock, aka Ben Bernanke, to tell the world that all is well.  Can't wait.

Higher!  Higher as SPY volume goes to ZERO!

centerline's picture

That letter says a whole lot of nothing.  I write the same sort of fluff all the time in my career to make non-technical knuckleheads go away.

arkel's picture

As if Deloitte would have the balls to report anything negative about the Fed. I would think the Fed just tells them what they must report.


machineh's picture

... then credits Deloitte's account with newly-created thin-air dollars upon 'compliance.'

And reminds Deloitte that there's more where that came from ... INFINITELY MOAR!

JPM Hater001's picture

These aren't the droids you are looking for.

NoDebt's picture

"Where's that rubber stamp?  Dammit, I just spilled coffee all over my new tie.  Great.  Just great.  Dolores, could you get in here and find my damned rubber stamp for me, please?"

"Yes, Mr. Deloitte.  Right away."

Frank N. Beans's picture

does it really matter who does the audits??  does it really matter??

JPM Hater001's picture

It ALWAYS matters who counts the ballots the gold the silver the debt the...

Lendo's picture

LOL you can't make this stuff up!  Or in Deloitte's case, you can for only so long.

cherry picker's picture

Accounting is so far off its original purpose the term books doesn't mean anything anymore.

optimator's picture

Well, the second set of books is important because it tells them the real shape they're in.

Northeaster's picture

"Special thanks goes out to the FASB for making this all possible"

williambanzai7's picture

As a reminder, Arthur Anderson did not go down based on the similarly flimsy letters it issued for Enron. This is the garbage these firms are paid to generate.

It went down for shredding documents and the ensuing cover up.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

"shredding documents"... you mean "adhering to their document retention policies", right??

Really one of the perfect Orwellian moments of recent times.

williambanzai7's picture

The whole system is rigged. It really is just like that Thomas Nast cartoon, he did it.

WillyGroper's picture

Isn't that the Fawn Hall generally accepted accounting practice?

Yen Cross's picture

 One can only hope this opens a much bigger can of worms... GAP, what a fucking joke!

ekm's picture

It looks like Deloitte & Touche will become Toilet & Douche.

Jr Deputy Accountant's picture

If you meant "GAAP," the Fed doesn't use it like everyone else does. They write their own accounting rules:

The financial statements of the Board of Governors and the consolidated LLCs are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"); those of the Federal Reserve Banks are prepared in accordance with the Financial Accounting Manual for Federal Reserve Banks ("Financial Accounting Manual"). Accounting principles for entities with the unique powers and responsibilities of the nation's central bank have not been formulated by accounting standard-setting bodies. The Board of Governors has developed specialized accounting principles and practices that it considers to be appropriate for the nature and function of a central bank. These accounting principles and practices are documented in the Financial Accounting Manual.

If you meant GAP the store, I agree.

Rustysilver's picture

You see only what you want. Why dig deeper. That involves work.

hidingfromhelis's picture

You only see what you're paid to see.

optimator's picture

If these companies find an auditor that's pretty sharp and coming up with fraud?  They hire the guy!  Next auditor please.

Gandalf6900's picture

Deloitte: Whats for dinner?

Da Bernank: Cooked Books?!?!

ebworthen's picture

What is accounting again?

Is that the "2 for me, 1 for you" counting method?

WillyGroper's picture

I think it's 2 for me none for you.

machineh's picture

'One for you, nineteen for me.' -- Beatles, Tax Man

mess nonster's picture

Looks like Kol Nidre to me.

Nobody For President's picture

Is it because of the Thanksgiving holiday that the Friday night humor is WAY early this week?

optimator's picture

"I see, so I can make more money with a flop than I can with a hit!"

Dr. Engali's picture

 It's surreal that a corrupt accounting firm is auditing the both fed and a maker of printers.

gmrpeabody's picture

You just can't make this shit up..., too funny!

machineh's picture

They probably audit the CFR and Opus Dei, too.

falak pema's picture

After  Arthur Anderson, Deloitte the next castrated eunuch.

If you include all the regulatory industry : accountants, lawyers, notationals and law enforcers you have the target of all the lobbysits and insider traders of WS. Manipulating them is like stealing the official consort of a Prince of WS like HP. Down goes the prince when his mistress is exposed as money grabber and fake woman of standing. 

At every court in the ages you had the powerful; you had their "minions" or mistresses, who influenced their decisions, and you had the buzzards and vultures who lived off the left overs. 

Whats new at WS, its only more corrupt and more opaque in insider and BOT trading,  in the pristine town of transparent market screens working 7/24...

Can the Gods be such fakes to allow the devil to be God in their places? Or is it a preordained scheme to fool the peope to head for hell?

Dante, where r u?  If he had to write his inferno today, WS would be the place.