East Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 2, 2004) -- For accountants bemoaning the lack of recognition given the profession under the U.S. Postal Service's commemorative series of stamps, New Jersey CPA firm Mendlowitz Weitsen has just the answer -- it issues its own commemorative labels devoted to accounting.

The firm has issued its second set of labels memorializing the role accountants have played throughout history. The labels, which the firm puts on materials it sends in the mail, depict Roderigo Sanchez, the first accountant in America, accompanying Columbus on his first voyage to the new world. The picture is taken from the famous painting The Landing of Columbus in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

The firm started the tradition in 2001 with a set of labels portraying Fra Luca Pacioli, the father of accounting. The label included a phrase in Italian formulated by Pacioli in 1494 that is still prevalent today -- “Debits on the left. Credits on the right.”

Those interested in getting the labels of Roderigo Sanchez and Luca Pacioli can contact Kristen Farrar at (732) 613-9700 ext. 17, or email her at KEF@mwllp.com. The cost is $2.00 to cover shipping and handling.

-- WebCPA staff

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