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Priesthood of Industry [electronic resource] : The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Author/Creator:
Matthews, Derek.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (374 p.)
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Subjects:
Accounting -- History -- Great Britain.
Accounting firms -- History -- Great Britain.
Accountants -- Great Britain.
Local subjects:
Accounting -- Great Britain -- History. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Documenting the rise of the accountancy profession in Britain, the authors ofthis volume focus on the individual - the professional accountant - and adoptan economic determinist analysis to explain the rise of public practice and the transfer of staff to industry in increasing numbers.
Contents:
COVER; PRELIMINARIES; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CONTENTS; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 Introduction; THE PROFESSIONALIZATION PROCESS; THE ACCOUNTANCY PROFESSION; DEMAND AND RESPONSE; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; 2 Roots of the Profession; SOME NUMBERS AND PRACTICES; THE PATHWAY TO 'PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT'; NON-ACCOUNTING SERVICES; TRAINING NEW ENTRANTS; GETTING STARTED; ACCELERATING DEMAND FOR ACCOUNTING SERVICES; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; 3 The Rise of the Accounting Function; ACCOUNTANCY FIRMS; Leading partnerships; Firm size; The merger movement; The quiet revolution
ACCOUNTANCY SOCIETIESCOUNTING THE ACCOUNTANTS; GENDER; SOCIAL AND FINANCIAL BACKGROUNDS; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; 4 Accountants and Business Management in Victorian and Edwardian Britain; THE ECONOMIC BACKGROUND: ECONOMIC DECLINE AND THE RISE OF THE CORPORATE ECONOMY; INSOLVENCY; AUDITING; CONSULTANCY; COST ACCOUNTING; TAXATION; PUBLIC SECTOR WORK; COMPANY SECRETARIES AND DIRECTORS; ENTREPRENEURS AND EMPLOYEES; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; 5 Accountants in the Economic Maelstrom: The First World War and the Inter-war Years; ECONOMIC BACKGROUND; PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
ACCOUNTANTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE IN THE FIRST WORLD WARSPECIAL WORK IN RATIONALIZATION, RESCUES, AND MERGERS; ACCOUNTANTS ON THE BOARD; COMING IN AT THE TOP; ACCOUNTANTS WORKING THEIR WAY UP; ACCOUNTANTS IN CHARGE; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; 6 Rise of the 'Priesthood' in the Post-Second World War Era; ACCOUNTANTS AT WAR; ECONOMIC BACKGROUND; PROFESSIONAL FIRMS; Auditing; Taxation; Management consultancy; Work in the public sector; ROUTES TO THE TOP; Route 1: non-executive directors; Route 2: entrepreneurs; Route 3: in at the top; Route 4: working their way up; Finance director stepping-stone
General managementRoute 5: in at the bottom; SOME NUMBERS FOR ACCOUNTANTS IN INDUSTRY; Where they worked; What they did; The finance director; Accountants in top management; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; 7 Some Explanations and Conclusions; A QUARTER OF A MILLION PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS; BUSINESSES' DEMAND FOR ACCOUNTANTS; MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING EDUCATION; Some international comparisons; British management education; Academic institutions; In-house training; Accounting in British universities; The professional accounting qualification; ACCOUNTANTS IN TOP MANAGEMENT; The role of the examinations
Training in a public practiceIts significance as seen by some; ...and by others; Desirable traits; CONCLUDING COMMENTS; APPENDIX Family Trees of Accountancy Bodies and Firms; Arthur Andersen & Co.; Notes:; Arthur Young; Notes:; BDO Binder Hamlyn; Notes:; Coopers & Lybrand; Notes:; Deloitte Haskins & Sells; Notes:; Ernst & Whinney; Notes:; Finnie & Co.; Notes:; Grant Thornton; Notes:; Hodgson Impey; Notes:; Kidsons; Note:; Pannell Kerr Forster; Notes:; Peat Marwick McLintock; Notes:; Price Waterhouse; Notes:; Robson Rhodes; Notes:; Stoy Hayward; Note:; Spicer & Oppenheim; Notes:
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Anderson, Malcolm.
Edwards, John.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
OCLC:
56193816