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Prof. Tinker Analyzes Australian Banking Scandal on April 17
Tony Tinker, Professor of Accountancy, has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of South Australia and a number of other colleges Down Under. Recently, he completed a one-hour documentary for Australian National TV (Ch. 90) that’s likely to cause more than a bit of a flap when it airs on Sunday.
The program, for which Tinker is the chief accountancy “expert,” concerns a corporate take-over involving one of Australia’s largest banks and one of its largest accounting firms. In a scenario that will be familiar to Enron and AIG-watchers, the financial shenaningans include potential violations of professional standards, by an accounting firm acting as both auditor and consultant to the predator and also as auditor to the prey.
Meantime, back at Baruch, Prof. Tinker is busy with last-minute preparations for the upcoming “Critical Perspectives on Accounting” conference, an international event, at Baruch April 28-30.
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June O'Neill A Guest on CUNY-TV's "USA, Inc."
June O’Neill, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Business and Government, was the featured guest on the April 13, 2005 edition of “USA, Inc.” The 12-part CUNY-TV show, created by BCF Chairman Lawrence Zicklin and hosted by Sarah Bartlett, Bloomberg Professor of Business Journalism, tackles the complex ethical and philosophical issues currently confronting the world of business.
O’Neill, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, discussed the political and economic obstacles surrounding Social Security reform and the fiscal implications of contemplated changes in the Social Security system. The show, which aired Wednesday at 8:30 am, 2:30 pm, 10:30 pm and 2:30 am, will repeat on Saturday, April 16, at 9:00 am.