What is the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper?

Asked By: Dee - 5/3/2008
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I've got an MBA in Finance from UCLA and about 15 additional post-graduate classes in accounting. I've been a bookkeeper, accountant (never a CPA!), and financial analyst, and am currently a treasurer and chief financial officer, plus I have taught Beginning and Intermediate Accounting at West Los Angeles College... More
Answered By: usaforklift - 5/3/2008
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An accountant checks all your financial aspects, and works out how much taxes you should be paying, and also knows how rich or broke you are... More
Answered By: Lilli - 5/3/2008
accountant is a more professional term. some lawyers are accountants over family estates...while bookeepers are a lesser term. i would say degree vs certificate...and of course the pay..bookeeper=loan sharks=race tracks=street pharmascist=...
Answered By: gajones2006 - 5/3/2008
It appears you have your answer...I was going to say "the money they earn... More
Answered By: Cindy F - 5/3/2008
They each have different levels of responsibility. A bookkeeper handles the day to day data entry into the accounting system. An accountant performs the audit on the data and prepares the companies financial statements.
Answered By: truebluemarie - 5/5/2008
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