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Accountancy Age 35th anniversary special

This week we celebrate 35 years of Accountancy Age with a look back at how accountancy has changed over more than three decades as well as taking a look at events that altered the face of the profession. Click on the links:

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History lessons
If, in 1969, accountants had been asked to predict the evolution of the profession, it is unlikely that the Enron scandal, consolidation down to a Big Four and international accounting standards would have appeared in their crystal ball.

Accounting for change – 35 years on
If, in 1969, accountants had been asked to predict the evolution of the profession, it is unlikely that the Enron scandal, consolidation down to a Big Four and international accounting standards would have appeared in their crystal ball.

Back in the days of the Big 8
Thirty-five years ago, Accountancy Age hit the streets for the first time. And 35 years ago I started work as an articled clerk with Price, Waterhouse & Co. I’d been to see Cooper Brothers, Deloitte, Plender, Griffiths & Co and Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co too, but I preferred the large china cups that PW used for its tea so I joined them.

35 years: Looking back – and forwards
Accountancy Age celebrates its 35th birthday this year. When we launched in 1969 we made bold claims. We pledged to ‘mark and assist the changing status of the profession, and to report on all aspects of its enhanced role as a vital part of management in Britain – management of both corporate and personal business’.

Accountancy Age timeline: 1969 – 2004
If, in 1969, accountants had been asked to predict the evolution of the profession, it is unlikely that the Enron scandal, consolidation down to a Big Four and international accounting standards would have appeared in their crystal ball.

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