Accounting is unavoidably political and in ways that are not always obvious


Students protesting with a banner "Planet over profit"

Students need to understand that accounting is political

You may not think that accounting is political or that accountants should meddle in economics and politics. After all, their job is to report objectively on the performance and condition of corporations. Faithful representation, as we know, requires neutrality. Corporations, however, are social inventions and financial reports are never passive…Read more

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