WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Sunday, December 6th. Ancient Egyptians kept careful records and markings of goods kept in royal warehouses more than 53 centuries ago. This prenumerical recording means that the practice of accounting predates written language itself. After some 5,200 years of development and refinement of accounting practices, New York state followed with the establishment of the certified public accountant. In December 1896, certificate number one, the first in the country, went to Frank Broaker of New York City. Today there are around 128,000 accounting and bookkeeping establishments, which record over $131 billion of annual business. Of America's nearly 1.9 million accountants, over 60 percent are women. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
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Ancient practice/accessed 10/23/2015: http://www.accountingedu.org/history-of-accounting.html
Broaker's activism/accessed 10/23/2015: http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/1996/1096/newsviews/CPAcen.htm
Accountants' offices & value/ NAICS 5412: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2012_US_00A1&prodType=table
Number of accountants & percent female:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau