Professionalism and Accounting Rules / Edition 1

Professionalism and Accounting Rules / Edition 1

by Brian P. West
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415285690

ISBN-13: 9780415285698

Pub. Date: 06/19/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book investigates the issues raised by the vast array of accounting standards and technical rules which have marked the recent history of accounting. It is argued that the accounting profession is beset by an inferior and incomplete notion of quality in its work which emphasises compliance with processing rules, rather than the correspondence with commercial

Overview

This book investigates the issues raised by the vast array of accounting standards and technical rules which have marked the recent history of accounting. It is argued that the accounting profession is beset by an inferior and incomplete notion of quality in its work which emphasises compliance with processing rules, rather than the correspondence with commercial phenomena necessary to make financial statements reliable guides for human activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415285698
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/19/2003
Series:
Routledge New Works in Accounting History Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. Matters in Conflict: Professionalism, Accounting Rules and the Function of Accounting
2. Professions: Their Nature, Roles and Responsibilities
3. Accounting as a Profession: The Extent and Origins of Occupational Authority
4. The Nature of Accounting Rules
5. Explaining the Proliferation of Accounting Rules
6. Professionalism, Accounting Rules and Accounting Discourse
7. Professionalism, Accounting Rules and Accounting Education
8. Professionalism, Accounting Rules and Accounting Practice
9. Advancing Professional Accounting Knowledge

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