November 10 is International Accounting Day! We want you to share your stories and tell the world why you are a #ProudAccountant!
International Accounting Day gives recognition to accountants and was started in honor of Fra Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli, often known simply as Luca Pacioli, an Italian mathematician who is seen as the father of accounting and bookkeeping. Born in the Tuscany region of Italy in 1445, Pacioli published ‘Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita’ (The Collected Knowledge of Arithmetic, Geometry, Proportion, and Proportionality) on November 10, 1494, the date that was chosen for International Accounting Day (some sources say it was published between November 10 and November 20). Pacioli’s book was the first book to include information about double-entry bookkeeping, a system that involves debit and credit entries for transactions, which was known as “the method of Venice” at the time.
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