Monday, January 17, 2011

Top 10 FEI Blog Posts - 2010

Last year we began publishing a list of the Top 10 posts of the year in the FEI blog, based on pageviews. Continuing the tradition, here are the Top 10 posts for 2010.

NOTE: Where posts in the top 10 of 2010 (based on page hits in 2010) were originally posted in 2009, or where some of the top posts were authored by guest bloggers, we have listed those posts in order (from highest to lowest among the top 10), but not labeled those posts with a number, to differentiate from our original posts in 2010.

Top 10 Posts in FEI Blog, 2010 (based on page hits in 2010)

FASB Issues FAS 166, 167 Amending FAS 140, FIN 46R on Securitizations, SPEs (originally posted June 12, 2009; the biggest page hit winner of 2010 in the FEI blog, as the new standards became effective).

Auditors In Love (Pre-Valentines Day Humor in the form of a YouTube music video filmed with avatars in Second Life, starring other leading bloggers, produced by the Maryland Association of CPAs (MACPA). The video has received over 10,000 hits on YouTube to date; the chorus talks about whether the person intending to get married will get 'sale treatment' (married) or is only being 'borrowed,' which relates to changes effected through FAS 166 and FAS 167, amending FAS 140 and FIN 46R, the number one page-hit getter of 2010 noted above.

1. FASB Considering 'Big Bang' vs. Staggered Effective Dates

The Problem With A Non-CPA CFO (guest post by Francine McKenna, my BBF (best blogger friend) and managing editor of the blog: Re: The Auditors)

Top 10 Posts of 2009 (aggregation)

Sarbanes-Oxley Exemption Passes Congressional Committee (originally posted Nov. 2009; continued to receive great deal of page hits in 2010, making the top 10 list in 2010)

Subsequent Events Proposal Issued by FASB; Final ASUs Incorp. FAS 166, 167 Into Codification (originally posted 12/31/09, one of the biggest page hits of 2010)

2. SEC Speaks: We Listen (selected highlights from Day 1 of PLI's SEC Speaks Conference)

IASB Releases IFRS 9: Financial Instruments (originally posted Nov. 2009, one of biggest page hits of 2010)

3. FASB Amends Subsequent Events; Update on Financial Instruments

4. FASB Goes Gaga For Input On Upcoming Standards For Public, Private Co's

H.R. 4173, Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Passes House; Summary of Accounting and Audit-Related Provisions (originally posted 12-12-09, continued to receive large number of page hits in 2010).

5. SEC Issues 'Dear CFO' Letter Requesting Info on Repo's.

6. Supreme Court Decides PCAOB Violates Separation of Powers, But Recommends a Cure

7. SEC Charges Goldman Sachs With Fraud; Was Matt Taibbi Right About the 'Giant Vampire Squid'?

8. SEC 'Dear CFO' Letter on Mortgage, Foreclosure, Loss Accrual (Including Litigation Risk) Not Limited to Financial Institutions

9. Financial Statement Presentation Project 'Pauses'

10. FASB, IASB Release Revenue Recognition ED

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