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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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Rowling's grandmother Louisa Caroline Watts Smith, renamed Freda by her adoptive parents, was born on May 16, 1916, at a private nursing home in London to Mary Smith, a book-keeper.
Their book-keeper submitted company accounts showing a pounds 21m turnover when the actual amount was pounds 11m.
Kirkheaton-born Albert was working as a book-keeper at Percy Keep's garage in Huddersfield.
Working from a small but friendly office in the Jewellery Quarter's Big Peg building, book-keeper Chris Baker doesn't offer much in the way of glamour.
A GOLF club book-keeper has been jailed for 12 months after stealing more than pounds 43,000.
Mother-of- two Lisa works as a professional book-keeper with Coxeys, a Wrexham firm of chartered accountants, who also do the payroll for the club's staff.
It is possible to be a self-employed book-keeper for a number of small businesses.
Before joining the police she worked as a book-keeper and as a contract cleaner at Tesco Express in Cookley.
At the aforementioned abode, at the turn of the 19th century, there lived a 44-year-old book-keeper with a lung condition named Joe Hickey, and since his teenage years he had dreamt of becoming a fireman.
A book-keeper swindled more than pounds 4,000 from her bosses and spent the cash on gifts for her dying dad.
His extraordinary life perhaps hints at the career of his extraordinary great-granddaughter Rowling's grandmother Louisa Caroline Watts Smith, renamed Freda by her adoptive parents, was born on May 16, 1916, at a private nursing home in London to Mary Smith, a book-keeper.
At the age of 32 she joined Darlington snooker and pool table manufacturer and distributor Avante as book-keeper and payroll clerk.