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Celebrating 35 years of change

Accountancy Age celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and this week we kick off our celebrations with a look back over all that has changed in the last three and a half decades.

Link: 35th anniversary special report

Back in 1969 everything was different. Computers barely touched the lives of working accountants, marketing and advertising were alien concepts and the profession was held in unquestioned regard by the public.

In our special report, we talk to some of the most influential figures of recent years, while former Accountancy Age editor Peter Williams looks back at how the volume and complexity of financial reporting, taxation and management accounting has changed out of all recognition.

Meanwhile ex-ICAEW secretary general John Collier says why he believes the future of the finance professional is as bright as ever.

We also look at some of the stories that made the news in the first issue of Accountancy Age – you will be surprised by the similarities.

Our celebrations don’t end here. Next month, we will be producing a special edition of our essential Top 50 survey of accounting firms, and in the following weeks and months we will look at some of the most significant developments, as well as naming the profession’s most influential figures.

Our coverage will culminate in a special issue to tie in with the Accountancy Age Awards in November when we make a special award for Outstanding Industry Contribution.

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