William Welch Deloitte

William Welch Deloitte (* 1818 in London, † August 23, 1898 ) was an English chartered accountant with French roots. His grandfather, a Comte de Deloitte, had fled from France during the French Revolution.

Professional career

Deloitte began his career at a young age: the age of 15 he became assistant to the trustee in bankruptcy of the City of London, where he learned the business from the ground up. The emerging profession of auditors had in fact manage its start in the lucrative business, bankrupt.

1845, at the age of 25 years, Deloitte opened opposite the London Bankruptcy Court an office in the Basinghall Street. The adoption of three major securities laws created joint stock companies, which formed the basis of modern corporate structures - and Deloitte was in his element. He made a name for himself by focusing on the most important industry of his time: the construction of railways. In 1849, he was - commissioned by the Great Western Railway as the first independent auditors - in times of great economic difficulties. He revealed some cases of fraud within the Great North Railway on, developed a system for testing the railway, which protected investors from losing their deposits, and became the " grand old man " of the auditor.

After 1893 Deloitte also opened offices in the United States. In 1897, William Welch Deloitte withdrew into private life.

Deloitte's name is found as a brand today Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Deloitte or short. , One of the Big Four accounting and consulting firms.

  • Business Lawyer
  • Briton
  • English
  • Born in 1818
  • Died in 1898
  • Man
  • Auditors