Category: Arthur Andersen

Black Corn Fungus

When we travelled for business, we spent 80% of our time in a conference room or our hotel room, so we looked forward to lunch and dinner to add some fun to the day.  Our Arthur Andersen friends in Mexico…

You Are So Munchy!

Tim & I were having dinner in Minnesota with our key contacts from the Arthur Andersen office in Mexico City when Tim asked if their hotel accommodations were OK.  They answered yes, the hotel was fine, but they were very surprised…

Smoke Free

Paisley worked closely with the Arthur Andersen office in Mexico City to develop a Spanish translated version of our AutoAudit software and training materials. The people that we worked with spoke English very well, but sometimes things didn’t translate exactly…

Post Scandal

This is the last part of my story about our exclusive 5-year joint marketing agreement with Arthur Andersen that ended in the wake of the Enron scandal. We exercised our out clause notification in January 2002 and 120 days later…

Deep Pockets

We ended yesterday’s post with our decision to end our exclusive 5-year joint marketing agreement with Arthur Andersen in the wake of the Enron scandal. Surprisingly, or maybe not considering the egos involved, the Andersen people were shocked that we…

Ask Arthur Andersen

The last several posts explained our relationship with Arthur Andersen and how the Enron scandal directly affected Paisley.  Now let me tell you how we got out of that mess and ultimately thrived in the aftermath. Tim & I met…

Conflict of Interest

Yesterday’s post ended with the Enron scandal making headlines.  Every day more and more stuff leaked out that looked bad for Andersen.  First it was reported that Andersen was Enron’s External Auditor and did not recognize that it had cooked…

Andersen & Enron Scandal

The last few posts have outlined Paisley’s joint marketing agreement with Arthur Andersen and the success Andersen was having in using our AutoAudit SE product on their co-source and out-source audit consulting engagements. In October 2001, Tim & I travelled…

Risk Navigator

Yesterday’s post talked about the inherent problems of completely outsourcing a company’s Internal Audit function.  This was the trend from 1998 to 2001.  I know because we were partnered with Arthur Andersen.  They used our software on those types of…

External Internal Auditing

Yesterday’s post introduced Paisley’s relationship with Arthur Andersen and the trend from 1998 to 2001 for companies to outsource most or all of their Internal Audit function. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying that co-sourcing or out-sourcing is…