The
Definition Of

Book-keeping

       Book-keeping is the art of recording the transactions on the books of original entry and the ledgers. This work is usually performed by junior clerks who are sometimes called book-keepers of accounts clerks. This work is more or less of mechanical nature and does not require any specialized knowledge of the principles of accountancy. The work of such clerks is supervised by a man who is called an Accountant.

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