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Accounting, also known as accountancy, is the processing of information about economic entities, such as businesses and corporations. Accounting measures the results of an organization's economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of stakeholders, including investors, creditors, management, and regulators. Practitioners of accounting are known as accountants. The terms "accounting" and "financial reporting" are often used as synonyms.

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Organizations relating to Accounting

Asian Academic Accounting Association / Sintok, Malaysia / Est. 1998
Association des institutions supérieures de contrôle ayant en commun l'usage du français / Paris, France / Est. 1995
European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1990
Association francophone de comptabilité / Paris, France / Est. 1979
Association of Latin American Faculties and Schools of Public Accountancy / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1982
Association of Accountants and Auditors in Europe / Sittingbourne, UK
Fundación Latinoamericana de Auditores Internos / Est. 1995
Southern African Accounting Association / Johannesburg, South Africa / Est. 1974
African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 1976
Asian Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors / Est. 1999
Fédération des experts comptables méditerranéens / Rome, Italy / Est. 1999
Union francophone de l'audit interne / Paris, France / Est. 1987
Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa / Abuja, Nigeria / Est. 1982
ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions / Jakarta, Indonesia
ASEAN Federation of Accountants / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1977
International Shari'ah Council of the AAOIFI / Manama, Bahrain
MSI Global Alliance / London, UK / Est. 1990
International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development / Jaipur, India / Est. 1993
Comité de Integración Latino Europa-América / Rome, Italy / Est. 1997
Asia-Pacific National Health Accounts Network / Est. 1998
International Accounting Education Standards Board / New York NY, USA
Public Interest Oversight Board / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2005
International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1997
Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean / Castries, St Lucia / Est. 2004
European Auditing Research Network / Espoo, Finland / Est. 2000
INAA Group / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
United Nations Board of Auditors / New York NY, USA / Est. 1946
International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2006
Environmental Management Accounting Network / Lüneburg, Germany / Est. 1997
EuraAudit International / Paris, France
International Practice Group / Vaduz, Liechtenstein / Est. 1992
Center for International Accounting Development / Richardson TX, USA / Est. 1976
CPA Associates International / Est. 1957
BKR International / New York NY, USA / Est. 1972
Australasian Council of Auditors-General / Melbourne VIC, Australia / Est. 1993
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants / Durham NC, USA / Est. 2017
European Union of Public Accountants / Est. 1951
Commission internationale d'études de normalisation comptable économique / Est. 1962
International Accounting Academy / Est. 1965
International Accountancy Association / Est. 1911
Nordic Registered Accountants' Association
Confédération mondiale des experts-comptables sans frontières / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1999
Eastern Central and Southern African Federation of Accountants / Est. 1989
Commonwealth Association of Public Accounts Committees / Valletta, Malta / Est. 2014
Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1982
Association of Accounting Technicians / London, UK / Est. 1981
Southern African Auditor and Training Certification Association / Brummeria, South Africa / Est. 1986
Institute of Financial Accountants / London, UK / Est. 1916
Conference of Commonwealth Auditors General / London, UK
International Congress of Accountants / Seoul, Korea Rep / Est. 1904

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World Problems relating to Accounting

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Protectionism in public accounting and auditing services
Corporation financial secrecy
Unethical practices of accountants
Misleading accounting information due to inflation
Foreign currency manipulations in accounting records of transnational corporations

Action Strategies relating to Accounting

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing full cost accounting of consumer products
Strengthening technical cooperation on integrated environmental accounting
Developing social audit
Integrating value of women's unpaid work in resource accounting systems
Auditing
Developing auditing services
Improving environmental auditing of production costs
Conducting staff audit
Using natural resource accounting
Auditing environmental parameters
Developing corporate natural resource accounting for biodiversity
Strengthening national accounting systems
Using natural resource accounting for biodiversity conservation
Considering gender issues in biodiversity conservation
Using cost-benefit analysis
Formulating international accounting standards
Tolerating imperfect accounting
Harmonizing corporate accounting
Improving data needed for integrated environmental accounting
Including unpaid productive work in satellite national accounts
Computerizing auditing
Improving methodology for integrated environmental audits
Protecting accounting and auditing services
Providing training about integrated environmental accounting
Researching corporate environmental accounting

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