A History of Auditing

A History of Auditing

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The rise of the British accountancy profession from the late nineteenth century to the present day, and the world-wide success of its accountancy firms, were to a large extent based on the growth of the audit function. This book explores the history of the audit process in Britain, demonstrating that the characteristic features of the auditing industry are a diversity in practice based largely on the different types of clients the auditors serve. The book examines the innovation that was brought about by the staggering developments in information technology which have been seen over the last few centuries. This comprehensive history will be a useful reference tool for accounting, business and economic historians and will also be an enlightening read for all those with an interest in auditing procedures.The Coopers manual of 1966 used the phrase a#39;material variationsa#39; regarding accounting figures, and gave the firma#39;s auditors the instruction that a#39;excessive time should not be spent on items which are unimportanta#39;(Cooper 1966: 32). In1968anbsp;...


Title:A History of Auditing
Author: Derek Matthews
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-09-27
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