bookkeeping

[ boo k-kee-ping ]
/ ˈbʊkˌki pɪŋ /

noun

the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting).

RELATED WORDS

Origin of bookkeeping

First recorded in 1680–90; book + keeping

Related forms

book·keep·er, noun

Can be confused

accounting bookkeeping finance(s)
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