Even though I am pretty good with numbers and could do the income tax for my parents' business, I could never figure out accounting. My grandmother's sister was a trained bookkeeper and she kept their books for them.
Like many trades and practices, accountants the world over have formed societies or institutes to develop standards for the profession.
Do you have an accountant among your ancestors?
Year-book of the Institute of Accountants in the United States of America, 1915
Year-book of the Institute of Accountants in the United States of America, 1917
Year-book of the Institute of Accountants in the United States of America, 1919
Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales, 1904
Society of Accountants and Auditors, Uk 1899
Annual roster of registered certified public accountants of Montana, 1953
Report of the Board of Registration of certified public accountants, Mass. 1924
Canadian chartered accountants;1911-1973- 3 Vols
Institute of Chartered Accountants Ontario, w/list of members, 1896
Institute of Chartered accountants of Saskatchewan, w/list of members, 1913
List of members/ Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (library)
* Accountants in the First World War (pdf) (*added 5 Apr 2017)