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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 strains in size. The e-book goals to provide an ancient standpoint in addition to an up to date evaluation of what accounting and accountants have been, are and do, and is meant either as a reference e-book and a study software. Its variety extends from normal curiosity to the complex, protecting principles, practices and criteria, specialist and educational evaluations, and the social and logical foundations of accounting; it additionally attracts at the paintings of students in different fields that experience a few concerning accounting paintings and proposal.

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Finance directors are also aware of the facilities that are available in the City whether the transactions proposed are really in the interests of their company. Jameson, 1988, 79 15 An Accounting Thesaurus 010 The Domain of Accounting Oil Documents, records and like artifacts counting was not, as formerly assumed, subservient to writing but, on the contrary, writing emerged from counting. Schmandt-Besserat, 1992, 7 Writing began in Sumer as a symbolic accountancy, used to keep records of goods brought into or despatched from temple storehouses .

Schumpeter, 1947, 123 Monetary calculation reaches its full perfection in capital accounting. It establishes the money prices of the available means and confronts this total with the changes brought about by action and by the operation of other factors. This confrontation shows what changes occurred in the state of the acting man's affairs, and the magnitude of those changes; it makes success and failure, profit and loss ascertainable. von Mises, 1949, 231 The trader's maximand is utility. The raison d'être of the enterprise is to maximize the trader's maximand.

Sawyer, 1862, ix Bookkeeping . . is the science of accounts . . Soulé, 1903/1976, 19 Bookkeeping may be defined as the art of recording business transactions and showing their effect upon wealth. Lisle, 1903-04, 1:408 Perhaps the easiest way of stating the difference between bookkeeping and accounting is to say that the purpose of bookkeeping is to show debts, both those due by the owner of the business and those due to him, and the purpose of accounting is to show profits, losses and valuations.

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