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Wealth Management Accountants

History

Accountants and auditors have assisted wealth managers ever since the first wealth management firm was founded in the 1860s. Demand has grown rapidly for accounting and auditing professionals as a result of recent financial crises and legislation passed by Congress. In 2002, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires higher levels of financial accounting and disclosure from all publicly held companies. In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which requires wealth management firms with more than $150 million in assets under management to register with the Securities & Exchange Commission and provide higher levels of financial reporting. In addition, investors are placing more pressure on wealth management firms to tighten their accounting standards and provide more transparency, which has also created demand for accounting professionals. 

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