November 10th is International Accounting Day
November 10th is International Accounting day. Today, businesses around the world celebrate the accountants who keep their finances in order.
November 10th is International Accounting day because it’s the date in 1494 when Venetian mathematician Luca Bartolomeo de Pacioli published an epic tome that included an in-depth look at bookkeeping practices. This work became the foundation for more essays on accounting, eventually earning de Pacioli the title, “The Father of Accounting.”
But accounting dates back much further than Pacioli, and has evolved as a profession, alongside the businesses and business owners it supports. Accounting as a profession dates back to the ancient world, and the oldest surviving example of written language comes to us from an ancient accountant, living and working around 5,000 years ago.
Happy International Accounting Day!