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Big Four Accounting

Applying for an accounting job? Set your sights on the big four accounting firms.

Ordinary annuity

Ordinary annuity is the most common type of annuity. Learn how this works and how it affects you.

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Accounting

Accounting is a process in which a person identifies, measures, and communicates economic information. The receiver of the information uses it to make informed decisions and judgments about their economic standing. Accounting is a degree of measurement in which financial transactions are made under contractual relationships. Financial transactions are transfers of legal property made under those relationships. All non-financial transactions are excluded from this definition.

Accounting is a measurement or provision of assurance about financial information that is primarily used by investors, managers, tax authorities, and any other decision makers to make allocation decisions within a company or organization. This topic is also commonly referred to as the language of business.

The modern form of accounting is based on the double-entry bookkeeping system. This is a system that involves making at least two different entries for every transaction. A debit is recorded in one account while a credit is recorded in the other. The sum of all debits compared to the sum of all credits should equal each other. This is the simplest way to check for any errors in either account. This double-entry system dates all the way back to medieval Europe. It could possibly date as far back as ancient times. This is a system that has seen little change since ancient times, and the basic principles have not lost their usefulness. The people who carry out this discipline are known as accountants. Accounts can belong to any of a variety of professional bodies such as Chartered Certified Accountant or Certified Public Accountant.

Accounting methods have changed over the last 20 years. Where once simple paper and pen were need to track a businesses accounting files, today lies a wealth of accounting software and programs. Accounting software should be chosen on a per company basis.

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