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Ellen Terrell, Business Reference Specialist, Science, Technology & Business Division
Created: January 2003
Last Updated: January 2020
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This guide includes resources relating to accounting and auditing. It is by no means meant to be all inclusive. The sources included constitute some of the more basic resources and assistance to get someone started. While we have included a few titles that are international in scope and focus on comparative accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFERS), this guide is primarily concerned with accounting and auditing in the United States.
Many of the large accounting firms do provide various levels of guidance and analysis relating to accounting and auditing practices; however, in many cases the information comes with a fee. While we have not linked to this type of information, it might be helpful to visit accounting firm web pages to see what they offer particularly as it relates to any special industry practices that may not be available elsewhere.
Lastly, this guide does not provide sources for test preparation or for those interested in studying the history of the accounting industry. Please see our separate guide on the history of accounting for information on that topic.