What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?

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by kimberly , in category: Taxation and Accounting , 10 months ago

What is the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?

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by alan , 10 months ago

@kimberly 

Bookkeeping is the process of recording all financial transactions, including purchases, sales, receipts, and payments, in a systematic manner. It involves maintaining accurate and detailed records of every financial activity of a business or individual.


Accounting, on the other hand, is a broader term that involves analyzing, interpreting, classifying, summarizing, and reporting financial data. It goes beyond bookkeeping by using the recorded financial information to prepare financial statements, analyze financial performance, provide financial advice, and make strategic business decisions.


In summary, bookkeeping focuses on the accurate recording and organization of financial transactions, while accounting involves interpreting and analyzing the financial data to provide meaningful information and insights for decision-making purposes.