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The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession

Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession

By T.A. Lee

Routledge – 2006 – 192 pages

Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

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Description

The book presents a series of researched biographies of professional accountants who immigrated to the United States and developed their careers there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

This volume is a tribute to the efforts of a relatively small group of Scots who helped to establish and nurture American public accountancy at a time when demand for its services greatly exceeded the ability of native-born accountants to provide them.

Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. The First Migrant. The Mobile Scots. The US Public Accountancy Profession. Overview of the Scottish Chartered Accountancy Migration. Population of Scots Accountants. Age of Immigrants. Backgrounds of Immigrants. Prior Migrations. Qualifications of Immigrants. Permanent Residency. Length of Residency. Death of Immigrants. Prior Experience. Arrival City. Initial Employment. American Careers. Involvement in American Bodies. Professional Success. The Immigrants. Bibliography

Name: The Development of the American Public Accounting Profession: Scottish Chartered Accountants and the Early American Public Accountancy Profession (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By T.A. Lee. The book presents a series of researched biographies of professional accountants who immigrated to the United States and developed their careers there in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This volume is a tribute to the efforts of a...
Categories: Accounting History, International Accounting, Modern History 1750-1945, Social & Cultural History