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Call to service: The Register of Australian Accountants for National Service 1940–1944

Cobbin, Philip E., Funnell, Warwick N. (2021) Call to service: The Register of Australian Accountants for National Service 1940–1944. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, . ISSN 0951-3574. (doi:10.1108/AAAJ-10-2019-4200) (KAR id:93042)

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The paper explores the creation in Australia of the Register of Accountants for National Service. Established at the outset of World War 2, the Register operated for four years from June 1940 providing voluntary, non-remunerated, part-time and after-hours services to a highly stressed and seriously stretched Federal Government bureaucracy by members of the main Australian professional accounting bodies. Departments of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Supply and Development and Munitions were the largest consumers of the services offered.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/AAAJ-10-2019-4200
Uncontrolled keywords: National service; The Second World War; Register of accountants; accounting services; volunteerism; legitimacy
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Warwick Funnell
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2022 15:00 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 09:41 UTC
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