Bookkeeping

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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 family provider survey instrument obtained information on the total number of hours of help received from each individual and a listing of all the tasks (e.g., bookeeping, cooking, cleaning, child care) done by the helper (i.e., hours per task are not reported).
The services of a physician or therapist tended to be provided by a consultant agreement, but inkind staffing was usually for fiscal manager or bookeeping services.
Other occupations with projected large job losses in the declining industries, but which will have even greater job gains in growing industries, include all other helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand; freight, stock, and material movers, hand; blue-collar worker supervisors; bookeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks; general office clerks; janitors and cleaners; general managers and top executives; sheet metal workers and duct installers; and gardeners and groundskeepers, except farm.