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Unformatted text preview: Rick Rosas, CPA, and Brad Oltmanns, CPA PwC US, Los Angeles FEBRUARY 2011 Editors note: This months 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 PwCs Los Angeles office. Oltmanns: PwC sends the ballotsalmost 6,000directly 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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