International Accounting Day or International Accountant’s Day is celebrated all around the world every year to give recognition to accountants who do highly challenging and stressful job that a very few people want to do. In many counties, this day is celebrated as an event to commemorate the accountants for keeping the finances and financial strategies of organizations healthy. Different communities, institutions, and countries celebrate this day on different dates, but in most parts of the world, November 10 is considered as an official International Accounting Day.
Today, the complex business structures call for high quality work from accountants, so in order to cater these business requirements, they have to face great challenges and pressure, and create a well reputed, highly competitive and credible capital market for companies. Since, most of the companies are going global, the accountants have to deal with day to day challenges like, improving transparency, accountability, governance, harmonization, and adding value to facilitate the smooth running of business operations. So, for all the accountants who have to work late hours in the evening or at 3 am in the morning by the end of the month for monthly or quarterly closing, this day is celebrated to salute them for their hard work and dedication.
It was first celebrated in 1972 as “Accounting Career Day” to promote the accounting profession, and in 1976, the name evolved to “Accounting Day.” Last year, different organizations, communities and countries celebrated this day with great enthusiasm.