This book is an oral history of the auditing profession in Britain from 1920s to the present day based on extended extracts from interviews with 77 past and present practitioners. Those interviewed ranged from a nonagenarian who qualified in the 1920s, to active contemporaries, from sole practitioners to the present day heads of the Big Five accounting firms. The often candid interviews uncover a surprising variety of experience and opinions and allow a group of often fascinating individuals to tell their own stories.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Small Firm Practitioners, Chapter 3: Pioneer Women Accountants, Chapter 4: Accountants Who ‘Left the Profession’, Chapter 5: Practitioners in Medium-sized Firms, Chapter 6: Provincial Partners in the Major Firms, Chapter 7 : Leading National Partners, Chapter 8: The Great and the Good, Chapter 9: Contemporary Leaders. Chapter 10: Conclusions.
Jim Pierie, Derek Matthews