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Bean counters : the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism / by Richard Brooks

By: Brooks, Richard.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Atlantic Books, 2018Description: 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781786490285.Subject(s): Accounting profession | Accounting history | Accounting firmsOnline resources: Download as an eBook
Contents:
FROM TIGRIS TO WALL STREET - A NOBLE PROFESSION'S IGNOBLE HISTORY: Merchants and mayhem -- Full steam ahead -- Accountancy goes wrong -- Trust me, I'm a consultant -- Free for all -- Crash!. FALSE PROPHETS - THE PRICE WE PAY FOR THE FAILURE OF THE BEAN COUNTERS: Duty free -- Great Britain, LLP -- Crime and very little punishment -- Far from home -- Unreformed and unrepentant. Conclusion - what can be done? APPENDIX: The big four family trees.
Summary: Presents a damning report on the accounting profession, advising it was central to the 2008 financial crash, has manufactured a global tax avoidance industry, and has influenced governments to work in their favour. Outlines the history of the profession and looks at what changes are needed.
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Book Book Australia
070 BRO 2018 (Browse shelf) Available CA010305
EBook EBook International
ProQuest eBook (Browse shelf) Link to resource eBook Available as an ebook here
Book Book New Zealand
070 BEA (Browse shelf) Available ca013661
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FROM TIGRIS TO WALL STREET - A NOBLE PROFESSION'S IGNOBLE HISTORY: Merchants and mayhem -- Full steam ahead -- Accountancy goes wrong -- Trust me, I'm a consultant -- Free for all -- Crash!. FALSE PROPHETS - THE PRICE WE PAY FOR THE FAILURE OF THE BEAN COUNTERS: Duty free -- Great Britain, LLP -- Crime and very little punishment -- Far from home -- Unreformed and unrepentant. Conclusion - what can be done? APPENDIX: The big four family trees.

Presents a damning report on the accounting profession, advising it was central to the 2008 financial crash, has manufactured a global tax avoidance industry, and has influenced governments to work in their favour. Outlines the history of the profession and looks at what changes are needed.

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