The History of Accounting: written by non-accountant

Hart, Douglas
June 2006
Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);6/2/2006, Vol. 53 Issue 23, p25B
The discusses the history and evolution of accounting. Luca Pacioli, a Franciscan monk who is often called the Father of Accounting, developed a simple bookkeeping method which was used by the merchants in Venice, Italy, during the Renaissance period. Currently, one of the biggest developments in accounting is the emergence of software like Microsoft Corp.'s Business Solutions' division which eliminated some of the hassles of accounting.


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