New List Published: 100 Most Influential in Accounting
Accounting Today magazine has released its list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 2001. The list includes familiar names from throughout the accounting profession, including leaders of large accounting firms, officers of the AICPA and other accounting organizations, innovators, technology service providers, and more.
Members of the top 100 were surveyed as to their opinions on certain timely issues. Of the 82 who responded to the survey questions, the following responses were obtained to the question, "If passed, what effect will the global business credential have on the profession?" Forty percent said it would have varying positive effects, 22% said it would have various negative effects, 16% said the effect would be neutral, and 22% declined to answer.
You can examine the complete alphabetical list of the 100 Most Influential People in Accounting for 2001.
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