Discusses the role of accountants in the US. Shows that although the European and Asian countries overtook America as the leading industrialized areas, accountants are helping to readjust the balance. The various roles of the accountant are examined and various luminaries quoted in the promulgation of this. Standard‐setting is an important masthead for quality and expertise in productivity, as are various cost accounting methods such as OPT (optimized production technology). Goes on to show that accountants have a very important advisory role to play in most businesses. Concludes that accountants have many tools at their disposal to help in improving productivity levels for organizations.
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