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Accounts

bookkeeping, an account refers to assets, liabilities, income, expenses, and equity, as represented by individual ledger pages, to which changes in value are chronologically recorded with debit and credit entries. These entries, referred to as postings, become part of a book of final entries or ledger. Examples of common financial accounts are sales, accounts receivable, mortgages, loansPP&E, common stock, salesservices, wages, and payroll.

A chart of accounts provides a listing of all financial accounts used by a particular business, organization, or government agency.

The system of recording, verifying, and reporting such information is called accounting. Practitioners of accounting are called accountants.

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