Bean Counters: The Triumph of the Accountants and How They Broke Capitalism
In this event Richard Brooks will chart the accounting profession's rise to global influence and provide insights into the underside of the profession, from underpinning global tax avoidance to corrupting world football. Focussing in on the ‘Big Four’ that dominate the market Richard will also reveal how they have used their central role in the economy to sell management consultancy services that send billions in fees their way and ties them closer than ever to clients both in business and government.
- Professor Christine Cooper (panel chair); Chair in Accounting; University of Edinburgh Business School
- Robin Archibald (panellist); NED of a number of firms
- Professor Prem Sikka (panellist); Chair in Accounting; University of Sheffield
29 Buccleuch Place,
18.30 - 20.00