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Introduction to Accounting

INTRODUCTION

In all activities (whether business activities or non-business activities) and in all organisations (whether business organisations like a manufacturing entity or trading entity or non-business organisations like schools, colleges, hospitals, libraries, clubs, temples, political parties) which require money and other economic resources, accounting is required to account for these resources. In other words, wherever money is involved, accounting is required to account for it. Accounting is often called the language of business. The basic function of any language is to serve as a means of communication. Accounting also serves this function.

MEANING OF ACCOUNTING

Accounting, as an information system ...

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