Posted by: Eye on Books Admin on 26 Nov 2015 | 0 comments
Reflecting on what International Accounting Day really means
Dating back to the 10th of November 1494, International Accounting Day began with a book describing the Venetian system of double-entry bookkeeping. Written by Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli, it described the use of journals and ledgers, and warned that a person should not go to sleep at night until the debits and credits were equal.
 

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Dating back to the 10th of November 1494, International Accounting Day began with a book describing the Venetian system of double-entry bookkeeping. Written by Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli, it described the use of journals and ledgers, and warned that a person should not go to sleep at night until the debits and credits were equal.

Most accountants with a few years of experience under their belt would have worked with thousands of people, helping businesses and individuals keep their books and affairs in order. However, its more than just book-balancing that accountants do for their clients, and what a better time to look at what your accountants really do for you than on International Accounting Day. 

One common answer is often given when asking why people decided to be accountants - "We like to help others. That could be said of many other industries and professions. But only a handful directly affect the quality of life of their clients. After your health, financial well-being is one of the most important aspect of your life. Death and taxes are the only two certainties! This means that every day, Eye on Books is working with our clients to providing advice that can make a big difference to them.

Accountants are not only expected to act in best interest of their clients but of those of the public as a whole as well. Our professional charters dictate our commitment to achieve and exceed these expectations. Hence, every day we go to work, we provide advice to our clients, we balance their well-being as well as that of the rest of society. An accountants ability to successfully do this is easily noticeable. The term/title ‘trusted advisor’ carries a certain degree of respect and recognition with both our clients and the broader community. While it may be deemed as a big responsibility, being entrusted with advising people on their finances is a privilege we welcome.By choosing accountancy as a career, the team at Eye on Books have chosen to help small and medium businesses excel and clients reach their goals.
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