The Institute of Accounts: Nineteenth Century Origins of Accounting Professionalism in the United States

The Institute of Accounts: Nineteenth Century Origins of Accounting Professionalism in the United States

by Stephen E. Loeb, Paul J. Miranti
     
 

This book focuses upon the Institute of Accounts (IA), an organization to which the modern United States accounting profession can trace its roots. The IA was organized in the early 1880s in New York City and, as discussed in this book, attracted a diverse membership that included some of the leading accounting thinkers of the period. The Institute of

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This book focuses upon the Institute of Accounts (IA), an organization to which the modern United States accounting profession can trace its roots. The IA was organized in the early 1880s in New York City and, as discussed in this book, attracted a diverse membership that included some of the leading accounting thinkers of the period. The Institute of Accounts describes the association's early development, its usefulness to the needs of bookkeepers and accountants in the late nineteenth century, and its historical importance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415288743
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
Routledge New Works in Accounting History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Sect. 1Introduction1
Sect. 2Origins, goals, membership, and professional characteristics7
Sect. 3Functionality of the IA and its role in professionalization22
Sect. 4The structure of accounting knowledge and the natural order of society28
Sect. 5Decline of the IA43
Sect. 6Legacy60
Notes68
References76
Index103

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