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Accounting

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Sub-Fields:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • International Accounting & Auditing
  • Accounting Ethics

Subject Keywords:
account, accounts payable, accounts receivable, accruals, appreciation, asset management, audit, balance sheet, bookkeeping, capital, credit, debit, depreciation, dividend, equity, expenditure, inventory, liabilities, net worth, overhead, profit, revenue

LoC Classifications:

  • HF5601-5689 - Accounting, Bookkeeping
  • HF5691-5716 - Business Mathematics
  • HD9701-9940 - Public Accounting, Auditing
  • QA - Mathematics

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Professional Associations

American Institute of CPAs
Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.


The Institute of Internal Auditors, North America

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association. Members enjoy benefits offered by the North American Service Center including local, national, and global professional networking; world-class training; certification; standards and guidance; research; executive development; career opportunities; and more.

American Accounting Association
The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, they have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications.

Institute of Management Accountants
This association provides testing and guidelines for CMA and CSCA certifications, as well as educational and career resources.