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Definition of

accountancy profession


set of organizations overseeing accountants collectively, the professional bodies of accountants that establish and regulate training entry standards and professional examinations, as well as ethical and technical rules and guidelines. These bodies are organized on national and international levels.

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Definitions of ’accountancy profession’ and meaning of ’accountancy profession’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’accountancy profession’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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