Episode 2 - The history and evolution of accounting.

An interview with Professor Thomas King

  • How Professor King got into the accounting profession
  • His role as an auditor for the Arthur Andersen accounting firm
  • His role as controller and then treasurer for Progressive Insurance
  • The Enron scandal and Arthur Andersen's role in it
  • The earliest history and origins of accounting
  • British investment in American railroads and how that led to the beginning of audit firms
  • The development of the accounting profession through the 20th century, alongside with world events