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The Resource Bean counters : the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism, Richard Brooks

Bean counters : the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism, Richard Brooks

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Bean counters : the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism
Title
Bean counters
Title remainder
the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism
Statement of responsibility
Richard Brooks
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The world's 'Big 4' accountancy firms - PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - have become a gilded elite. Up in the high six figures, an average partner salary rivals that of a premier league footballer. But how has the seemingly humdrum profession of accountancy got to this level? And what is the price we pay for their triumph? Leading investigative journalist and former senior tax inspector Richard Brooks offers a ground-breaking exposé of the accountancy industry and its secret rise to vast global influence. Charting the profession's history from humble agrarian beginnings to its underappreciated role in the financial crash of 2008, Brooks explores how the industry hides behind its 'boring' image to ruthlessly exploit the financial system which depends on it
Cataloging source
UKOBU
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Brooks, Richard
Dewey number
657
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5605
LC item number
.B76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Accountants
  • Accounting
  • Capitalism
  • Accountants
  • Accounting
  • Capitalism
Label
Bean counters : the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism, Richard Brooks
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Meet the bean counters -- Part one: From the Tigris to Wall Street: a noble profession's ignoble history (1. Merchants and mayhem ; 2. Full steam ahead ; 3. Accountancy goes wrong ; 4. Trust me, I'm a consultant ; 5. Free for all ; 6. Crash!) -- Part two: False prophets: the price we pay for the failure of the bean counters (7. Duty free ; 8. Great Britain, LLP ; 9. Crime and very little punishment ; 10. Far from home ; 11. Unreformed and unrepentant) -- Conclusion: What can be done? -- Appendix: The big four family trees
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781786490292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3384120
  • (OCoLC)1043153895
  • (OCoLC)on1043153895
  • 3337869
  • 3384120
Label
Bean counters : the triumph of the accountants and how they broke capitalism, Richard Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Meet the bean counters -- Part one: From the Tigris to Wall Street: a noble profession's ignoble history (1. Merchants and mayhem ; 2. Full steam ahead ; 3. Accountancy goes wrong ; 4. Trust me, I'm a consultant ; 5. Free for all ; 6. Crash!) -- Part two: False prophets: the price we pay for the failure of the bean counters (7. Duty free ; 8. Great Britain, LLP ; 9. Crime and very little punishment ; 10. Far from home ; 11. Unreformed and unrepentant) -- Conclusion: What can be done? -- Appendix: The big four family trees
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 342 pages
Isbn
9781786490292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3384120
  • (OCoLC)1043153895
  • (OCoLC)on1043153895
  • 3337869
  • 3384120
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