Arthur Andersen


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Arthur Andersen

An accounting company once regarded as one of the finest in the world. It surrendered its license to operate as a certified public accountant in the wake of the Enron scandal in 2002. It has ceased most of its operations. See also: Big Five.
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To date, despite millions of records being subpoenaed, there is no evidence Arthur Andersen ever did anything wrong.
Arthur Andersen did auditing and consulting work for Enron, and its reputation has been damaged by the company's collapse.
More than 800 Sarasota employees produce business software and technical solutions for Arthur Andersen, it clients and the external market, and support the technology infrastructure for 77,000 firm employees in 80 countries.
In addition, CCH said that Arthur Andersen has signed a multiyear licensing agreement for use of CCH's ProSystem fx Tax software throughout its tax practice offices.
Andersen Consulting accuses Arthur Andersen of breaking the US Securities and Exchange Commission agreement filed by both companies in 1990.
The court said the Copyright Act does not override the IRS's summons authority; however, the court did not address Norwest's contractual obligations under the license because Arthur Andersen intervened in the enforcement action.
Large-scale users, such as Bank of America and Arthur Andersen, use groupware to build and maintain corporate intelligence.
According to one report, Arthur Andersen got the account by substantially discounting the fee charged by National Home's previous independent auditor, KPMG Peat Marwick of Little Rock.
Our goal in public accounting at Arthur Andersen, and we believe the goal of every corporate tax director, is providing cost-effective compliance and proactive management of the tax function that is integrated into the strategic planning of the company.
The four divisions in Sarasota are Arthur Andersen Technology Solutions (AATS), the Americas Operations Center (AOC), Arthur Andersen Tax Technology Enterprises (AATTE) and VantageSource LLP.