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.
A new head of solutions, Aidan Brennan, has been appointed at KPMG UK
Hundreds of jobs are secure after Spectrum Contracting has been sold out of administration to Minstrell Recruitment by FRP Advisory
Cowgill Holloway and Warings Business Advisors have merged, with a range of growth plans in the North West put in place
The Practitioner discusses their timesheet militancy, and reaction to someone playing it fast and loose with the details...