PwC's Role in Oscars (Feb 2011)

PwC's Role in Oscars (Feb 2011) - Rick Rosas CPA and Brad...

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Unformatted text preview: Rick Rosas, CPA, and Brad Oltmanns, CPA PwC US, Los Angeles FEBRUARY 2011 Editor’s note: This month’s Last Word features two AICPA members. Brad Oltmanns (right) and Rick Rosas (left) of PwC US are the CPAs charged with tabulating the ballots for the Academy Awards, which will be presented Feb. 27 in Hollywood. Oltmanns is chairman of the board of PricewaterhouseCoopers International; Rosas is a tax partner in PwC’s Los Angeles office. Oltmanns: PwC sends the ballots—almost 6,000—directly to the members of the Academy. They come back to us directly, and about five days before the Oscars, Rick and I assemble a small group of four PwC professionals to assist in the counting. In order to keep the results a secret, we apportion a percentage of ballots to each of the four people. None of them counts an entire category, and they count in a secret location. Rick and I compile the results, and we are the only ones who know the final winners in each of the 24 categories. We also personally prepare the envelopes and put the cards in the envelopes for each the 24 categories....
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2011 for the course ACCY 360 taught by Professor T during the Spring '08 term at Northern Illinois University.

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