Three good friends who enjoy working together as partners in our
Associated Firm in Argentina. From left, Alberto T. Lopez, Carlos
A. Raimondi and Francisco G. Gonzalez take time out from a busy
day filled with client problems.
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by Alberto T. Lopez
NATIONAL PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS IS THE DENOMINATION reserved
for professionals who graduate from national universities. Until
recently all universities in the Argentine were dependencies of the
national government, hence the qualification of the professional title.
National Universities are located in Buenos Aires, La Plata, Rosario,
Cordoba, Mendoza and Tucuman.
Since 1958 free universities (i.e., private universities) have been
authorized, but diplomas must be granted by the national government.
After elementary school (seven years), students follow courses in
commercial schools for five or six years and then, with four or five years
in the university (depending on the programs of each faculty) they
graduate as National Public Accountants.
Courses cover, besides basic subjects like accountancy and business
administration, mathematics, statistics, economics and a good deal of
law (commercial, civil, maritime, bankruptcies etc.). This combina-
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