I just heard that Abe Brilloff, age 96, has passed away. Mr. Brilloff was a CPA and an author who was a continuing thorn in the side of the accounting establishment. I have enjoyed his writing and books since I read "Unaccountable Accounting" (1972); the subtitle for this book is "Games Accountants Play". The other book that I've read authored by Mr. Brilloff is "The Truth About Corporate Accounting" (1981). In both books he skewers the accounting profession for continually bending rules to accommodate the wishes of the corporation warlords. By 1981 he had also written "More Debits than Credits". Can you guess what that book was about? Outside his very influential writing, Mr. Brilloff was a CPA and had his own practice and he was a professor of accounting at Baruch College in Manhattan.
We will miss his insight and humor.
Jeremiah K. Murphy, CPA is an accounting firm providing tax services, audits and business consulting.