- The name of all the accountant characters on the NBC TV show, “The Office” are: Kevin, Angela Kinsey, and Oscar Martinez
- Will Ferrel played an accountant for the IRS in the movie Stranger than Fiction, as well as a forensic accountant in the movie The Other Guys
- Steve Carrell played an accountant for the IRS in the movie Dinner for Schmucks
- Ewan McGregor played an accountant in the movie Deception
- Fra Luca Pacioli – Considered the “Father of Accounting”
- William Welch Deloitte – Founder of both Deloitte & Touche and Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- Arthur Andersen – Founder of the famous firm named after him
- William Cooper – Founder of a firm eventually consolidated into PWC
- Alwin & Theodore Ernst – Technically two people, brother that started what would eventually be Ernst and Young
- Charles Haskins – A New York accountant that eventually merged with the others
- William Lybrand, Adam & Edward Ross, & Robert Montgomery several accountants that merged with the others
- James Marwick – A Scottish accountant that the M in KPMG is named after
- William Peat – An accountant from London, eventually merged with Marwick’s company. The P in KPMG.
- Samuel Price – Part of Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Elijah Sells – Eventually partnered with Charles Haskins
- George Touche – Touche, pronounced Tock, created a firm that eventually merged with Deloitte’s
- Edwin Waterhouse – Part of Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Frederick Whinney – His firm eventually consolidated into Ernst and Young
- Arthur Young – A Scottish man that opened a Chicago accounting firm that eventually merged into Ernst and Young
Famous People that were previously Accountants
- John D. Rockefeller was an accountant prior to starting Standard Oil and becoming one of the richest men alive at the time
- John Grisham, the novelist was previously a lawyer and prior to that an accountant
- J.P. Morgan, the famous owner of the investment banking firm started his career as an accountant
- Walter Morgan, the father of the mutual fund industry, created the Wellington Fund which is the flagship fund of the Vanguard company
- Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and one of the co-founders of the Home Depot was an accountant
- Bob Newhart, the comedian from The Bob Newhart Show
- Kenny G. the saxophone player
- Gibby Hanes, lead singer of he Butthole Sufers graduated Accounting Student of the Year and worked a year in the field before starting the band
- 1,400 FBI Agents are accountants, including Thomas Pickard, the #2 man in the organization
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