Definition of bookkeeping in English:


Syllabification: book·keep·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝okˌkēpiNG


  • The activity or occupation of keeping records of the financial affairs of a business.
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    • An accountant friend may offer bookkeeping advice and associates in the investment community may help raise funds.
    • Do you think there is any advantage to using commercially available bookkeeping / finance software in a small business?
    • It encompasses all financial issues, marketing, office management, bookkeeping, and billing.



Pronunciation: /-ˌkēpər/
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  • A key issue facing many firms is whether non-exempt employees, such as non-certified accountants or bookkeepers, are being paid overtime.
  • Many small businesses lack accounting departments or full-time bookkeepers; many entrepreneurs keep the most important financial and legal details in their heads.
  • Offices hummed as clerks and secretaries, executives and middle managers, accountants and bookkeepers scurried to attend their burgeoning enterprises.

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