What is accounting?
Accounting refers to the practice of tracking a business's income and expenses and using those figures to evaluate its financial status.
One of the most basic accounting services is bookkeeping, which involves keeping a record of all financial transactions and then preparing financial statements such as balance sheets and income statements. Accountants can then take this information and roll it into tax services, another basic accounting service.
But the business of accountants goes beyond just basic number-crunching. Accountants include a number of other services in their repertoire: auditing services, tax planning, business consulting, business valuation, and financial planning, just to name a few.