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Interesting Facts about Accountants no 1

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Accounting is thousands of years old and can be traced as far back as ancient Mesopotamia.

The world's first accountants worked for the temples, keeping track of taxes paid in sheep and agricultural produce for the religious authorities of the day. In the process, many historians believe they invented the practice of writing in order to keep receipts. Prior to this development in record keeping, token systems were often used to document the exchange of goods and services.

Early forms of bookkeeping have also been found in ancient Iran.


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