It'd be easy to scrap Punxsutawney Phil's day in the sun for what's become a surer sign of spring's arrival -- Comptroller General David Walker making the rounds, testifying about the Government Accountability Office's now annual refusal to vouch for the accuracy and completeness of the government's financials.

Replace the words "federal government" with "super big public company" and it'd be easy to imagine Walker's report receiving the attention that got paid to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's series of reports carrying harsh words for seemingly every audit under the sun.

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