Chartered accountants in England and Wales- a guide to historical records is an essential work for anyone interested in tracing the history of accounting firms and the profession in England And Wales. The book is based around a survey of the archives of accounting archives conducted by the ICAEW in 1991 and 1992.
London has played an important part in the history of accounting. The purpose of this brief guide by Professor R.H.Parker is to show clearly those places in and around the City of London which are of interest to accounting historians.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a collection of resources that can be used to trace the history of a firm, including firms’ family trees, published histories and information on archival material held by the firms.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a collection of newsletters published by accountancy firms, including client-facing newsletters designed to provide updates in a particular area and internal staff newsletters.
The collection of the ICAEW Library & Information Service includes many resources that can be used by researchers to trace the history of the profession, the evolution of accounting practice and the lives of accountants. In this guide we highlight some of the material within the collection and the tools available to help you make best use of it.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds various editions of the ICAEW code of ethics and the ethical guidance that pre-dated this. On this page you can find a summary of the material held in the collection.
The identity of 'The Institute Lady' and the meaning of the coat of arms surrounding her is raised from time to time by curious members - and understandably so, as it can seem hard to imagine what connection the matronly figure with a ships rudder has to the Institute of Chartered Accountants...
A study of practising accountants listed in London trade directories published before 1840, which provides an insight into the number of accountants practising in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in London. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the author, Peter Boys.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a collection of manuals published by accountancy firms and publishing houses in the accountancy sector, including manuals covering accounting practice and auditing.
The article, The mystery of the missing members: the first 600 Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, by Peter Boys, is of particular significance to the early history of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
In the early days of the Institute the preliminary examination tested the general knowledge of candidates seeking admission to the ICAEW. The following sample questions provide a glimpse of the type of questions candidates were expected to be able to answer.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service maintains a collection of material on the history and development of the professional bodies in the accountancy sector, including publications issued by many early accountancy bodies that are no longer in existence.
Sir Harold Gibson Howitt's escape from German lines in 1918 was immortalised in the John Buchan novel 'Mr. Standfast' (1919). Read how this event was captured in the novel and in Sir Harold Gibson Howitt's later autobiography.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a collection of the Statements of Insolvency Practice (SIPs) issued by ICAEW and other bodies for England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Many of these are available in digital format.
The official list of subjects for the Preliminary, Intermediate and Final Examinations were published in 'The Accountant' ahead of the first examinations in July 1882. Alongside these, a list of recommended texts was also published, covering a remarkable range of subjects.
This guide provides information about Technical Releases and representations issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and explains how you can find the full text of a Technical Release.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has issued technical releases providing guidance to members on audit issues and details of the Institute's representations on auditing since 1972. On this page you can view a timeline of Technical Releases and Representations issued by the Institute on auditing.
ICAEW has issued Technical Releases providing guidance to members on insolvency issues and representations on insolvency matters since 1972. Our collection includes Statements of Insolvency Practice issued by ICAEW as Technical Releases together with the other licensing bodies acting through the Joint Insolvency Committee.
ICAEW has issued Technical Releases providing guidance to members on IT issues and representations on information technology since 1972. Following the creation of the IT Faculty in 1991, Technical Releases on IT have been issued by the faculty.
ICAEW has issued Technical Releases providing guidance to members on tax issues and representations on taxation matters since 1972. Following the creation of the Tax Faculty in 1991, Technical Releases on taxation have been issued by the faculty.
ICAEW has issued Technical Releases providing guidance to members on business law, financial reporting and other technical issues - such as corporate governance, accountancy market and ethics, SMEs and international affairs - since 1972. Representations were issued as Technical Releases until October 2005.
Trying to trace an ancestor or relative who was an accountant? The ICAEW Library & Information Service has produced a short guide for genealogists to highlight some of the resources that are available.
A series of simplified family trees showing the development of the big accountancy firms of the day. The series is a key resource for accounting historians grappling with the tangled history of mergers and demergers in the accountancy sector.
The book 'With the colours; a list of Chartered and Incorporated Accountants and their Clerks who are serving with the British Forces on land and sea, 1914-1916' reproduced the lists of names previously published in The Accountant.