bookkeeping

[book-kee-ping]
noun
the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting ).

Origin:
1680–90; book + keeping

bookkeeper, noun

accounting, bookkeeping, finance(s)
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bookkeeper
1550s, from book + keep. A rare English word with three consecutive double letters. Related: Bookkeeping.
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Example sentences
In another, a bookkeeper consciously ignored a financial error.
He wrought upon the structure with the method of a monk and he recorded his
  progress with the regularity of a bookkeeper.
Even a run-of-the-mill bookkeeper wouldn't have made that blunder.
The casino does not repay the car dealership whose bookkeeper embezzles to
  gamble.
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