The timeline: 1887–2012


The timeline you’ll find below is an attempt to capture some of the countless people, events, initiatives, headlines, technologies, and other forces that have shaped the AICPA and the accounting profession over the past 125 years. Part time capsule, part abbreviated history lesson, it’s a glimpse of the rich heritage of accounting.

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The JofA owes a debt of gratitude to Dale L. Flesher and Tonya K. Flesher of the University of Mississippi; Stephanie Moussalli of Rhodes College; Gary Previts of Case Western Reserve University; and Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle of the University of Missouri–St. Louis for contributing to this timeline.

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