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Government to criminalise accountancy?!

17th Aug 2007
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"Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, that a person commits an offence if he pursues or engages in any accountancy activity…"

This could be the future for accountancy, according to Andy Blackford, the author of a book being written for MYOB to illustrate what society would be like if it did away with accountants.

Described by its publicists as a "wry look at an Orwellian world", the project will evolve over the next year in monthly instalments.

"This will hopefully be an amusing and engaging project that will prove exactly how critical accountants and the accountancy profession are to society," commented MYOB UK managing director and publishing impresario Richard Allen. "We genuinely hope that accountants everywhere will support the book not just by reading it but also by contributing their own anecdotes and comments that will help Andy as he writes it over the course of the year."

As John Stokdyk reported in our Editor's Blog, AccountingWEB was privy to some of the early literary discussions about MYOB's book project and encouraged members to help the author by sending in representative anecdotes and observations that Blackford could weave into the narrative.

Allen commented: "What we are looking for is any accountants who have stories and tales that show exactly how important they know accountancy to be to society to contact us and let us know."

If you have any tales of accountancy that you would like to share, either post them below or send them to the MYOB sci-fi book mailbox.


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