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Responsibility to investors on the part of the public accountant and his client

John M. Hancock

Responsibility to investors on the part of the public accountant and his client

an address at the Accounting Clinic on Annual Reports of Corporations.

by John M. Hancock

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Published in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Auditing

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination25 p.
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15195636M


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