Accounting Essay by The Research Group

Examines criteria qualifying certified public accounting as a profession: skills, knowledge, education, testing, training.
# 12048 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 1996 | US
Published on May 25, 2003 in Accounting (General)

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"What separates a job, or even a career, from a profession? What are the standards which we as a society ascribe to professionals, and how are those standards established and enforced? The term "professional" is often used to describe anyone who performs a particular task for pay, such as a professional auto mechanic, or a professional wrestler; the differentiation here is between those who specialize in this activity and make a living doing so, and those who retain an amateur, or hobbyist, status. But the term "profession" is separate even from these distinctions. There are relatively few professions, including physicians and attorneys; this research considers the characteristics of what constitutes a profession and whether the certified public accountant can be considered a professional in this more..."

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