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Bookkeeping

The practice or profession of recording transactions. That is, bookkeeping involves maintaining financial records, noting expenses or revenue, and determining how much one owes or is owed. It is related to, but distinct from, accounting. While accountants create reports based on financial information, bookkeepers record the information itself.
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As the recession tightens its icy fingers around the neck of the business community, companies study their balance books with increasing trepidation.
For too long, people living in small rural and urban communities have been punished in an attempt to balance books and secure votes and it is no longer acceptable.
Yesterday health secretary Patricia Hewitt warned PCT chiefs who had kept in budget may be asked to help bail out those struggling to balance books.
Councils across Merseyside and Cheshire will now have to trawl through their balance books and look at their spending plans to decide how they can marry the two.
Real are expected sell Dutch midfield star Clarence Seedorf for around pounds 10million to help balance books.
At the end of the day we have to balance books and I don't want 30 odd players.
Amid the dreams, though, came the harsh realities of having to balance books and offload players.
At the end of the day we have to balance books and I don't want 30 odd players, especially with the situation with substitutes, which is very difficult to leave people out.
15 JOSH LEWSEY: Twice undone by Carter in defence but fought back to balance books.
But bad management had left some of them struggling with massive job cuts, and many NHS trusts have imposed a recruitment freeze because of the struggle to balance books, she said.
The NHS Operating Framework plan outlined by NHS chief executive David Nicholson yesterday said the service needed to balance books this financial year and go on to create pounds 250 million in 2007/08.