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and Auditing

Correlating the subjects, Accounting—Theory and
Practice, Auditing—Theory and Practice, and
Commercial Law, thereby enabling the
student to obtain a view of each of
these subjects in its relation to
the problems of the Public

Accountant and Auditor

.. By

J. F. SHERWOOD
Certified Public Accountant and Auditor

Published by
SOUTH-WESTERN PUBLISHING CO.

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Accountancy is generally considered the youngest of the professions. In 1896, New York enacted the first Certified Public Accountant law in this country, and thus formally recognized accountancy as a profession. Since that time, all the states excepting two have enacted similar laws, until accountancy is now recognized as one of the leading professions. Almost imperceptibly accounting and auditing have grown to be indispensable factors in the policy of every business enterprise. Today, it is estimated that there are approximately three thousand Certified Public Accountants in the United States. There are hundreds of firms of accountants employing junior and senior accountants, and these firms are now looking to the schools of commerce for suitable recruits for their staffs.

Harold Benington, C. P. A., President of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, in an address delivered in Chicago, December, 1915, at a convention of the National Commercial Teachers' Federation, said:

We, the public accountants, have to rely, to a very large extent upon you gentlemen for the recruits that enlist for services in our offices. We rely upon you to send us men who have undergone the preliminary training and are ready for active service. We don't expect you to send us veterans, but we do expect men who studied the rudimentary theory of tactics and know how to handle their tools.

"It seems to me that your share of the work lies in constantly improving and expanding the character of the instruction which you offer to your students, and that our share of the work lies to a very large extent in encouraging young men who have just begun business, or who are just about to enter it, to take your courses of instruction, making them realize that their immediate earning capacity is going to be increased."

Robert Montgomery, Ex-President of the American Association of Public Accountants, now a member of the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Accountants, said in a recent address:

"Something must be done at once to increase the number of accountants. Already the amount of work devolving upon the reputable accountants of the country is considerably in excess of their normal capacity. The present difficulties will be enormously enhanced unless we can secure from our institutions of learning, a vastly greater number of qualified accountants."

The leading institutions of education, both public and private, are now offering instruction in accounting. This text is designed for use in those schools that desire to train

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Cincinnati, Ohio

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PRE FACE

Accountancy is generally considered the youngest of the professions. In 1896, New York enacted the first Certified Public Accountant law in this country, and thus formally recognized accountancy as a profession. Since that time, all the states excepting two have enacted similar laws, until accountancy is now recognized as one of the leading professions. Almost imperceptibly accounting and auditing have grown to be indispensable factors in the policy of every business enterprise. Today, it is estimated that there are approximately three thousand Certified Public Accountants in the United States. There are hundreds of firms of accountants employing junior and senior accountants, and these firms are now looking to the schools of commerce for suitable recruits for their staffs.

Harold Benington, C. P. A., President of the Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants, in an address delivered in Chicago, December, 1915, at a convention of the National Commercial Teachers' Federation, said:

“We, the public accountants, have to rely, to a very large extent upon you gentlemen for the recruits that enlist for services in our offices. We rely upon you to send us men who have undergone the preliminary training and are ready for active service. We don't expect you to send us veterans, but we do expect men who studied the rudimentary theory of tactics and know how to handle their tools.

"It seems to me that your share of the work lies in constantly improving and expanding the character of the instruction which you offer to your students, and that our share of the work lies to a very large extent in encouraging young men who have just begun business, or who are just about to enter it, to take your courses of instruction, making them realize that their immediate earning capacity is going to be increased.”

Robert Montgomery, Ex-President of the American Association of Public Accountants, now a member of the Executive Committee of the American Institute of Accountants, said in a recent address:

"Something must be done at once to increase the number of accountants. Already the amount of work devolving upon the reputable accountants of the country is considerably in excess of their normal capacity. The present difficulties will be enormously enhanced unless we can secure from our institutions of learning, a vastly greater number of qualified accountants."

The leading institutions of education, both public and private, are now offering instruction in accounting. This text is designed for use in those schools that desire to train

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