A reader asked for some recomendations for students and professionals at the beginning of their accounting /auditing career. These books are good at any point in your career.
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I read this book while participating in the Harvard Business School “Leading Professional Services Firms” course. Don’t agree with everything in it, but gives a great survey of differences between professionals who excel at selling knowledge versus other products and services.
This was one of the first books given to me by my mentor at KPMG Consulting back in the day…
A great book about Enron by a great journalist.
The preeminent book about Enron by one of my favorite journalists. Bethany now lives in Chicago with one of the Enron prosecutors!
Barbara Ley Toffler was an experienced hire at Arthur Andersen pre-Enron. She is also one of the top ethics experts in the US. She and I share many of the same impressions of the culture of the firms.
The Enron movie is compelling drama, even more so because it is all true.
A book written by a former KPMG Communications Director. Gives a view of the firms from that perspective, which is great for marketing, branding, communications professionals to see differences with other industries.