The Importance of Accounting Records

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Accounting is very much connected with our personal lives in so far as it is in respect of every business. We all with intent or unknowingly generate accounting ideas in a way when we plan what we will do with money. We need to plan how much money will be spent whilst how much of it will be kept back. What is through this activity is a budget gets prepared. And we all are familiar with this concept - which is universally acceptable, that money must be spent cautiously. The same is true of a business. It is therefore imperative for a business to know about the inflow and out flow of economic resources and their results. Thus, accounting is the very need of a business to provide the information which is useful for sound economic decision making process and owing to the diversification between ownership and management.

Being known as “The Language of business”, accounting is the basic need of a business organization to find out where it stands. It is of great essence to provide the basis for planning and budgeting while dealing with measurement of economic activities and communicating financial information to the users for decision making. Accounting is also meant for protecting the properties of business and communicating the results obtained from the financial statements to the intended parties like share holders, debtors, creditors, and investors while meeting the legal requirements. Accounting is included in those fields that are growing faster in this era. It is dynamic at the present time and meets the growing demands of trade, commerce and industry. It is appropriate to mention here that the advent of industrial revolution and technological advancements have given rise to widen more business prospects at the same time as bringing about change in the domain of accounting by which it has now begun to be known as a tool of management for planning and controlling process. Thus, it can be rightly said, in the present day and age, no economic activity can be...
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