Accounting vs Bookkeeping: Differences and Similarities


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Which one of the activities is a bookkeeping activity?

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1. Which of the following is not an accounting activity?

2. What must balance in a trial balance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What do accountants and bookkeepers do? How do they differ and how are they alike? This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the details concerning these professions.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • An activity performed by a bookkeeper
  • Accounting activities
  • What a trial balance is
  • Documents utilized in bookkeeping
  • Definition of a source document

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about accounting and bookkeeping activities
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as bookkeeping and source documents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the steps involved in the bookkeeping process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what an accountant does

Additional Learning

To learn more about these processes, review the accompanying lesson called Accounting vs. Bookkeeping: Differences and Similarities. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define both accounting and bookkeeping
  • Explain bookkeeper responsibilities
  • Detail accounting processes
  • Discuss accounting software