Two 'Grumpy Old Accountants' Launch a New Blog
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (May 12, 2011) – Two accounting professors have launched a new blog to share their perspectives on the accounting profession and associated trends, news items, and ethical issues.
J. Edward Ketz, associate professor of accounting at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, and Anthony H. Catanach Jr., associate professor of accounting and information systems at the Villanova School of Business, call their blog—and themselves—Grumpy Old Accountants.
The new blog stems from an accounting column of the same name that the two wrote on SmartPros.com. By relocating their content to the blogosphere, Ketz and Catanach will be able to offer more timely commentary on the latest news in accounting standards, scandals, ethics, and practices.
In their first blog entry, the authors lament what they see as a lack of leadership in the accounting profession. "Arthur Andersen (the man), Leonard Spacek and Eli Mason must be turning in their graves as they witness their beloved profession hopelessly adrift and approaching a precipitous fall," they write.
Ketz and Catanach anticipate updating the blog at least once a week, and more often as accounting news dictates.