The role of the accountants: New challenges ahead / Allan Chang

Chang, Allan (1990) The role of the accountants: New challenges ahead / Allan Chang. Jurnal Akademik, 2 (2). pp. 49-55. ISSN 0128-2635

Download

[thumbnail of 43775.pdf] Text
43775.pdf

Download (439kB)

Abstract

A general manager of a large trading company once commented on his accountant: I "When I look at you, 1 see only Dollars and Cents in your eyes". Another unkind word once uttered by a manufacturer of fibre board furniture at a seminar runs like this: "The return on investments of these machines are reasonably good in the long run, but it is damned accountants who like to see only a smooth cash flow." However, the Chief Minister of Sarawak at a dinner organised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) in May 1988 has more kind words to say: "The accountants have a great role to play in nation building with its rapid industrialisation programme, but they should avoid producing too many figures which bore the business even though they would like to see other figures elsewhere."

Metadata

Item Type: Article
Creators:
Creators
Email
Chang, Allan
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > Professional ethics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Accounting. Bookkeeping > Accountants
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Jurnal Akademik
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > Jurnal Akademik UiTM Sarawak
ISSN: 0128-2635
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 49-55
Item ID: 43775
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accountant
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43775

ID Number

43775

Indexing


View in Google Scholar

Edit Item
Edit Item