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TRIVIA

TRIVIA

Luca Paccioli wrote the first book on double entry accounting on 1494. He  is frequently referred as the Father of Accounting. 

The first Certified Public Accountant examination was held in New York on December 15, 1896.

Walter Diemer

 Walter Diemer is an accountant who invented the Bubblegum in the year 1928

FBI employes more than 2,000 accounting special agents.

‘Bookkeeping’ is the only English word to contain three sets of double letters back-to-back!

Before a standard numbering system was created, ancient accountants kept track of animals and grain with clay tokens

Income tax was originally introduced as a temporary measure to finance the war against France

St. Matthew the Evangelist is the patron saint of accountants, as well as bookkeepers, tax collectors, bookkeepers, stockbrokers and bankers.

Accountants play an important role in the Oscars. Every year since 1935 a team of accountants has spent an average of 1700 hours prior to Oscar night counting the Academy Award ballots by hand.

In 1899, Christine Ross became the first female CPA in the US. Her clients included wealthy women and people who worked in the business and fashion industry—she certainly knew the value of niching up.

Accountants play an important role in the Oscars. Every year since 1935 a team of accountants has spent an average of 1700 hours prior to Oscar night counting the Academy Award ballots by hand.

The word “accounting” comes from the french “compter” meaning to count or score. Other accounting terms are derived from Latin, such as “debit” – “he owes” and “credit” – “he trusts”.

 

 

 

The winner of Miss USA 2013 pageant was an accountant

 

 

The first registered name in history belonged to an accountant

 

 

November 10 is recognized as International Accounting Day!

 

Contrary to popular belief, accountants use basic arithmetic and simple equations while computers do most of the math. Accountants analyze and interpret results

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