What Is Financial Accounting?

Get Your First Month of Bookkeeping Services for FREE!







Financial accounting is a specialized branch of accounting dedicated to systematically recording, summarizing, and presenting an organization’s financial transactions and performance over a specific period. This discipline focuses on the creation of crucial financial statements such as the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. These documents offer a comprehensive view of a company’s financial health and performance, aiding investors, creditors, and stakeholders in decision-making. Financial accountants have diverse career opportunities, spanning both the public and private sectors. Their responsibilities may differ from general accountants, who often work independently rather than as integral parts of organizations.

Get Your First Month of Bookkeeping for FREE!