Accounting and Reporting
Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations. Accounting, which has been called the “language of business” measures the results of an organization’s economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of users, including investors, creditors, management, and regulators. Practitioners of accounting are known as accountants. The terms “accounting” and “financial reporting” are often used as synonyms.