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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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The surviving account books of Drury Lane and Covent Garden theatres from the mid- to late-eighteenth century provide "A Peep Behind the Curtain," to quote the title of David Garrick's 1767 play, shedding light not only on production costs, but the men and women and skills required to mount increasingly lavish dramatic spectacles.
It is, as some scholars such as Neil Carson have pointed out, completely atypical of account books of the early modern period kept by professional accountants; and it is, as Carson also points out, uneven and inconsistent in both the information that Henslowe chooses to present and in how he represents this information.
This new publication on the account book is extremely comprehensive--with a thirty-page introduction, a full transcription of the account book (with the original Dutch text in black and an English translation in red), detailed annotations, a catalogue of the two hundred and forty-seven recorded Van Gogh works accompanied by thumbnail illustrations, and an index of names.
Elaine Blakeborough, branch manager at the Alliance and Leicester in Church Street, Sheffield, said the pensioner's account book had been sent to Alison - and Alison's book to the pensioner.
Police investigators believed he stole an account book in October 1998 and a seal two months later from the house of a female friend in Uwajima, and used them to take 500,000 yen out of her account at a farm bank in January 1999.
Appended are the rentals at the beginning of the Renter Warden's Account Book, and oaths.
In examining Magdalen Herbert's letters and kitchen account book (chapter 2), Powers-Beck argues that her "strenuous attempts to bring together opposite parties and realms of experience" may have been the source for George Herbert's ability to appeal to Christians of diverse theological stands (36).
Kenneth Lockridge used wills from towns in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine; Linda Auwers used real estate deeds and wills from one Connecticut town; William Gilmore used a combination of real estate deeds, township petitions, account book customers, and wills from towns in Vermont and New Hampshire; Ross Beales used probate records from one Massachusetts town; and Gloria L.
Each bundle of 25 forms along with documents for 1st year and 50 forms for 2rd& 3rd year 15 Bundle,Binding of RR of BA 1st, 2nd and 3rd year and other official account books 10 No%s,Attendance Register 40 No%s
January 7, 2009, when Ramalinga Raju confessed that the company's account books and profits were inflated over many years to the tune of several crores of rupees.
During inquiry, it was revealed that both the accused were solely responsible for maintaining account books of the Institute.
They were tasked with stealing the account books of Al Capone to help get him convicted.