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
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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.