Anyone who's worked in an office at some point or another has had to go to accounting. They're the people who pay and send out the bills that keep the business running. They do a lot more than that, though. Sometimes referred to as "bean counters," they also keep their eye on profits, costs, and losses. Unless you're running your own business and acting as your accountant, you'd have no way of knowing just how profitable - or not - your business is without some form of accounting.