This book, first published in 1984, marks the closing of a long and important chapter in the history of the accountancy profession. The Society of Incorporated Accountants was founded in 1885 and over its long history achieved much in the development of the profession. The book is concerned with the main policies of the Society, its leading personalities, its organisation, and the general will of its body of Members. It also focuses on economic and business affairs, legislation and constitutional development, as well as the relationship of different sections of the profession and developments in other countries.
Table of Contents
1885-1897 1. Foundations 1898-1908 2. Consolidation and Expansion 3. Reliability and Integrity 1909-1914 4. The Standard of Auditors’ Qualifications 1914-1918 5. The First World War 1919-1930 6. Policy and Progress After the War 7. At Home and Abroad 8. Taxation: Companies 9. The Departmental Committee on Registration 1931-1939 10. The Great Depression 11. Professional Education and Research 1939-1945 12. Accountancy and the Nation 13. The Domestic Affairs of the Society During the War 14. Preparations for Peace 1945-1949 15. The First Years of Peace 16. Nationalisation: Companies 17. Resumption of Social Activities 1950-1957 18. Commencement of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II 19. A New Phase in the Society 20. The Last Years in the Society 1956 and 1957 21. The Background to Integration 22. Integration Accomplished 1957, 1958 and 1959 23. The Society: Its Final Responsibilities