Matthew Gill

in Accountants' Truth

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199547142
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720017 | DOI:

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Corporate Governance


Show Summary Details


This chapter illustrates how accountants' conception of professionalism has been eroded both by the idea of the accountant as a technical expert, and by the competing imperative of commercialism in accounting firms. Yet accountants still aspire to professionalism, even though the concept has become opaque to them. The chapter explores why professionalism remains important to accountants, and reveals its potential as a means of securing public trust in the accounting profession.

Keywords: professionalism; professionalization; expertise; commercialism; client service; client relationships; self-worth

Chapter.  7797 words. 

Subjects: Corporate Governance

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.