Describes the way in which “Big Four” auditor KPMG with an accusation that treats from the sale of company tax havens. In 2005, Tim Flynn, Chairman, KPMG for a matter of days when he learns that the government is preparing to sue the company on charges of selling illegal tax shelters. Flynn has to decide whether to fight the charges, risking the dissolution of his business or to cooperate with investigators, effectively keeping the company safe, but it involved the tax partner in the s … Read more »

Describes the way in which “Big Four” auditor KPMG with an accusation that treats from the sale of company tax havens. In 2005, Tim Flynn, Chairman, KPMG for a matter of days when he learns that the government is preparing to sue the company on charges of selling illegal tax shelters. Flynn has to decide whether to fight the charges, risking the dissolution of his business or to cooperate with investigators, effectively keeping the company safe, but it involved the tax partner in the dugout sales. Furthermore, the fall of the government prosecution of former KPMG tax partner describes and asks students to determine whether prosecution tactics during the government investigation was warranted or represented a case of overreaching.
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Robert G. Eccles,
Eliot Sherman
Source: Harvard Business School
30 pages.
Publication Date: Dec 18, 2007. Prod #: 408073-PDF-ENG
KPMG (A): A Near-Death Experience HBR case solution

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