The pioneering accounting standardisation and harmonisation process in Portugal: accounting in the insurance sector between 1907 and 1999

Helena I. B. Saraiva, Maria-Céu G. Alves, Vítor M. S. Gabriel

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This paper presents a historical analysis of insurance accounting during the twentieth century, when the main developments in terms of standardisation in this field of accounting science in the considered geography emerged.

The present analysis focused essentially on the legislative basis that can be taken as reference for the field of this branch of Accounting.

The results of this study indicate that the first successful attempt at accounting standardisation in Portugal, although of a sectoral nature, may be associated with this economic activity. The historical reasons for the existence of this branch of accounting are also presented.


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Accounting, Insurance, Insurance companies, Standardisation, Legislation, Insurance history

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the funding obtained through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology under the project UID / GES / 04630/2019.

(1) The author thanks for the financial support received from FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (UIDB/04007/2020).

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26784/issn.1886-1881.v17i1.375

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