Abraham J. (Abe) Briloff: A Biography

Abraham J. (Abe) Briloff: A Biography

by E Richard Criscione (Editor)


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"Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought" works to inform readers of the historical foundations on which the profession is based, the historical antecedents of today's accounting institutions, the historical impact of accounting, as well as exploring the lives and works of pre-eminent individuals in the profession's history. Recent volumes have addressed: the founders of accounting in mid-nineteenth century and the origins of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; the life and work of accountant Stuart Chase (1888-1985), and his concerns about waste, conservation, social action, justice, ethics and fairness; and the evolving nature of accounting regulation, looking at the overwhelming number of systems and checks that practising accountants face in the wake of modern management fraud. The series is edited by Gary J. Previts, Past President of the American Accounting Association and Professor at Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, and Robert Bricker, Professor and Ernst & Young Faculty Fellow at Weatherhead, CWRU.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848555884
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 06/17/2009
Series: Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought , #11
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Abstract xv

List of Tables xvii

List of Exhibits xix

List of Appendices xxi

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 The Life and Career of Abe Briloff 17

Chapter 3 Briloff's Business and Social Environment 49

Chapter 4 Briloff On Independence and Management Advisory Services 81

Chapter 5 "Pooling and Fooling": Briloff Speaks Out Against Purchase and Pooling-of-Interests Accounting "Gimmickry" 107

Chapter 6 Mr. Briloff Goes To Washington 129

Chapter 7 The Biggest Irony of All: Briloff Appears Before The Aicpa Ethics Division Trial Board 177

Chapter 8 Summary and Conclusions 207

Appendices 227

References 245

Biographical Sketch of the Author 257

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