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Olsztyn, Poland

Accounting

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Language: Polish Studies in Polish
Subject area: economy and administration
University website: www.uwm.edu.pl/en/
Accounting
Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations. The modern field was established by the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli in 1494. Accounting, which has been called the "language of business", measures the results of an organization's economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of users, including investors, creditors, management, and regulators. Practitioners of accounting are known as accountants. The terms "accounting" and "financial reporting" are often used as synonyms.
Accounting
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Si inaequalibus aequalia addas, omnia erunt inequalia.
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Accounting
The problem is not that this optimistic view is wrong. By economic accounting, the optimistic view is mostly right.
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