International Accounting Day - November 10
Thu, Nov 10, 2022

International Accounting Day

International Accounting Day is a holiday dedicated to the profession, whose representatives are able to understand a huge number of numbers, they are not afraid of account books, and without their calculations, hardly any of us would receive a salary. The work of any organization and institution is impossible without an accountant.

History

The profession of an accountant has existed for several millennia, the first mention of it dates back to 5000 BC. Specialists appeared in Mesopotamia, neither tracked the exchange of goods between churches, temples. There is also evidence of the existence of accountants in ancient Egypt, Babylonia. The most complete information about the work of accountants falls on the heyday of the Roman Empire. At that time, specialists performed a large amount of work – they conducted public expenditures, helped private individuals, and distributed goods.

The field of accounting has evolved, changed, the peak of development falls on the period of the Renaissance. On November 10, a critical work by a mathematician from Italy from the period of the 15th century was published, it was on this date that attention was paid when choosing a date for International Accounting Day.

Interesting Facts

  • Since the 19th century, the demand for accountants in the field of finance and business has been growing sharply, as the number of companies, firms, and corporations has increased dramatically around the world. For their livelihood, an accounting department was needed.
  • There are more than 1,5 million accountants in the US alone.
  • The first phrase in the history of mankind concerned accounting, it sounded like this: “In just 37 months, 29086 measures of barley were received.” The phrase was written in Sumerian cuneiform.
  • Saint Matthew, who wrote the Gospel, worked as a tax collector, the same work was done by Saul, who took the name Paul and wrote several books of the New Testament.
  • Accountant Walter Diemer also worked at the chewing gum factory, and it was he who came up with the recipe for the chewing gum that we remember the taste of from childhood.
  • The organizers entrust the counting of votes during the Oscars to professional accountants.

How to celebrate

Write a thank you post for accountants on social networks, thank you for your work, attention, concentration, ability to handle numbers so easily and naturally. Don’t forget the hashtag #InternationalAccountingDay. Most often, an accountant does not have enough coffee, since his working day, as a rule, is not standardized. Give him good coffee. If you have the opportunity, help the accountant – format spreadsheets, do simple calculations.

When is International Accounting Day celebrated in 2022?

International Accounting Day is observed on November 10 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday November 10 2022
Friday November 10 2023
Sunday November 10 2024
Monday November 10 2025
Tuesday November 10 2026