What is Bookkeeping?

Bookkeeping involves the recording, on a daily basis, of a company’s financial transactions. With proper bookkeeping, companies are able to track all information on its books to make key operating, investing, and financing decisions.

Bookkeepers are individuals who manage all financial data for companies. Without bookkeepers, companies would not be aware of their current financial position, as well as the transactions that occur within the company.

Accurate bookkeeping is also crucial to external users, which include investors, financial institutions, or the government – people or organizations that need access to reliable information to make better investment or lending decisions. Simply put, the entire economy relies on accurate and reliable bookkeeping for both internal and external users.