Entries are accepted by commenting to this blog post or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be time-stamped by 11:59 p.m. CT, Thursday, November 10, 2011. Entries must contain contestant’s name and e-mail address.
If no entry correctly guesses the actual number of M&Ms in the jar, the closest guess will be declared winner.
Number of expected winning entries: one. In case of multiple winning entries, the two entries with the earliest time stamp will be declared co-winners, and each will receive a $30 gift certificate from Amazon. The jar contains no items other than regular or peanut M&Ms. Maximum of one entry per person accepted.
Accountant Day is for all accountants, auditors and bean counters to celebrate being a part of the accounting profession. November 10 is chosen as the day of celebration.
On November 10, 1494, volume 2 of Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (Everything About Arithmetic, Geometry and Proportion) by Fr. Luca Pacioli was published. It is in volume 2 of the Summa that Pacioli included a description of the bookkeeping/accounting system of Venice. In honor of this contribution, Pacioli has carried for centuries the title of Father of Accounting.
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht