Business, Special Supplement

Accounting in Daily Life

Published : 09 Nov 2022 07:51 PM | Updated : 09 Nov 2022 07:51 PM

When you hear the word "accounting," what comes to mind? Money? Math? If you come from a business background, you might see some long tables flash in front of your eyes. Surprisingly, whether we realize it or not, we frequently engage in accounting-related activities in our daily lives. Accounting is the business language, and we use it every day in our personal lives, even if we don't realize it. Accounting is essential in company because it allows you to track financial revenue and expenditures, manage employees, and maintain constitutional compliance. As a result, accounting is a aptitude that involves talents that are commonly used in everyday life. Unknowingly, individuals utilize accounting in their daily lives, such as budgeting and expenditure management. We can see exactly where and how our money is being spent.

Having a small business allows me to closely monitor and manage accounting. Studying in the business field was advantageous since I was able to use my academic knowledge in real-life settings. After every purchase and order I can form cashflows each month. I can create it with a basic notion that I am able to grasp. I am also able to examine my earnings by keeping good records. It becomes a lot easier to document the money savings, money spent or money earmarked for certain requirements.  Reduce costs that are deemed ineffective and inefficient, for example. Accounting makes it easy for us to organize our money for the following period so that I can have healthy finances. So, if you have a business, you must apply you accounting expertise in you daily life. Starting from documenting every transaction to keep track of every finances. 

Every family must create a budget to ensure that their spending stays within their income. Most individuals create and adhere to a budget in order to avoid these effects. To make sure that your bank account is not empty at the end of the month, you may create a budget by taking a look at your expenses and revenue. Accounting knowledge enables you to control your spending and save enough money.

Furthermore, accounting may be utilized to prepare future plans. Previous financial data are used to forecast current or future operations. You can easily allocate products that bring profit or loss and learn about the problems encountered during the transactions, which will eventually aid you launch or drop product lines. Accounting knowledge may also be used to make wise investments. If you decide to invest in a company's shares, understanding how to calculate profitability, liquidity, and debt ratios allows you to assess a company's finances and make better investment decisions.

Accounting does not necessarily need to be about money. Its methodologies and procedures may be utilized to create an organized routine to attain goals and milestones. Accounting abilities might be utilized to examine the grades we receive in our assignments and tests. By documenting and analyzing that data in a worksheet, you can evaluate it and highlight the areas of study in which you require the greatest assistance; this allows you to readily focus on strategies to enhance your grades. One thing accounting will teach is how to keep accurate records in a timely manner and how to meet deadlines. This habit will assist you in keeping track of your personal payments and how much you are spending along will making plans to pay your debts on time. 

As a result, accounting has a significant edge in our everyday lives. You have the advantage of knowing the revenue and costs from our money by monitoring, regulating, and planning the finances. Implementing this accounting practice on a regular basis can tremendously help you regulate your money and plan for the future.

Nafisa Alam Toree is a student of Business and Technology Management Department (2nd year), Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh