We’ve Come a Long Way.

BY MILT COHEN

I have been in public accounting for almost 40 years, and my father was a practicing public accountant so I grew up with accounting as part of household conversation.

The article, “No One Stands Still in Public Accounting” ( JofA, June00, page 67) was of great interest to me. It presented a history of the accounting profession at the turn of the century as well as a look at how the profession really took off after World War II.

I’m providing my current class of students with copies of the article so they can see how far the profession has progressed and how wide a range of services CPA firms now offer clients as compared with midcentury and the early decades.

I’ve read the JofA since my college days in the 1950s, and I have to commend the editors on the quality of articles in each issue and how well they address topics from all areas of accounting, not just tax or large firm practitioners. There is some article of interest every month for all the profession.

Milt Cohen
Accounting Instructor—Adult Education
Los Angeles Unified School District
Chatsworth, California

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