What is accounting?

  • (noun): A system that provides quantitative information about finances.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on accounting:

G. A. Swanson - Biography
... he had developed the outlines for a "general theory of accounting" which was largely inspired in Miller’s the living systems theory ... Since 1982 he was a Tennessee Tech Professor of Accounting at the department of Accounting and Business Law ... He was founder of the Tennessee Society of Accounting Educators, and former council member of the TSCPA Educational Foundation ...
Robert Hiester Montgomery - Career
... In 1889 he got a job as an office boy at an accounting firm in Philadelphia ... There he learned accounting and was made partner after seven years ... He created the Journal of Accountancy (then called the American Journal of Accounting) ...
British Qualified Accountants - Bookkeepers and Accounting Technicians
... The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) (designatory letters MAAT or FMAAT, standing for "Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians" or "Fellow ... Practice) status and are then licensed and regulated by the AAT to provide practice accounting, tax and financial advisory services, although they are not entitled to undertake ... Practising Accounting Technicians are entitled to refer to themselves as 'accountants', as the term is not protected in law (unlike, say, 'solicitors' and 'doctors') ...
Generational Accounting
... Generational accounting is a relatively new method of national accounting for measuring redistribution of lifetime tax burdens across generations from social insurance, including social security ... Generational accounting goes beyond conventional government budget measures, such the national debt and budget deficits, by accounting for projected lifetime taxes per capita net of transfers, which are not ... the proportion of retirees to the labor force, generational accounting might examine different projected changes in taxes or program benefits to finance the change ...
Deen Kemsley
... Deen Kemsley is an accounting professor and a Christian author ... Kemsley for his published research on taxes, accounting, and firm value ... He has published several articles in top finance and accounting journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Accounting ...

More definitions of "accounting":

  • (noun): A statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance.
    Example: "They send me an accounting every month"
    Synonyms: account, account statement
  • (noun): A convincing explanation that reveals basic causes.
    Example: "He was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
  • (noun): The occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business.
    Synonyms: accountancy

Famous quotes containing the word accounting:

    I, who am king of the matter I treat, and who owe an accounting for it to no one, do not for all that believe myself in all I write. I often hazard sallies of my mind which I mistrust.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    At the crash of economic collapse of which the rumblings can already be heard, the sleeping soldiers of the proletariat will awake as at the fanfare of the Last Judgment and the corpses of the victims of the struggle will arise and demand an accounting from those who are loaded down with curses.
    Karl Liebknecht (1871–1919)