By Richard L. Chambers
A compilation drawn from over 500 years of English language accounting literature reflecting a life of scholarly enquiry, this e-book contains over 5000 quotations of among 1-20 traces in size. The publication goals to offer an historic point of view in addition to an up to date evaluate of what accounting and accountants have been, are and do, and is meant either as a reference e-book and a study instrument. Its variety extends from common curiosity to the complicated, overlaying ideas, practices and criteria, expert and educational reviews, and the social and logical foundations of accounting; it additionally attracts at the paintings of students in different fields that experience a few touching on accounting paintings and notion.
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Finally, there is no reason why a single number - a point value or determin istic measure - must always be used. AAA, 1 966, 1 2 Accounting is a discipline which provides financial and other information essential to the efficient conduct and evaluation of the activities of any organization . . The data may be expressed in monetary or other quantitative terms, or in symbolic or verbal forms. e. retrospective, contemporary and anticipa tory; monetary and nonmonetary; economic and noneconomic; quantitative and non quantitative; information should be provided depending on the needs of decision makers.
Is essentially an attempt to present . . an exhibit . . of the wealth owned and the debts for which the proprietor is liable . . and how his wealth increases or decreases from time to time. Hatfield, 1 9271 1 97 1 , 1 Accumulated wealth used in the creation of new wealth is called capital. To report the wealth (capital) being used in this process, and the increase in that wealth (income) over time periods, is the function of accounting. Marple, 1 962, 58 The details of the change in wealth during each period are revealed in the income statement; the details of the composition of wealth appear in the balance sheet.
It is possible to account for this in a favorable way; but a change so extraordinary wears a very suspicious appearance. Jones, 1 796/1978, 1 2 5 An Accounting Thesaurus what is poetry to one, may be bookkeeping to another. Scott, 1 8 1 6, 32 [The South Sea House] With what reverence have I paced thy great bare rooms and courts at eventide ! They spoke of the past: the shade of some dead accountant, with visionary pen in ear, would flit by me, stiff as in life. Living accounts and accoun tants puzzle me.
An accounting thesaurus : 500 years of accounting by Richard L. Chambers