Accountants, and bookkeepers have a very serious responsibility. They are basically entrusted with the finances of a particular company. If something goes wrong financially with the company they are the ones who are going to be responsible for fixing it. And if money comes up missing, they are going to be the ones who are held responsible for this missing money. Quite often, the way that a business owner finds out if he has money missing, is through a financial audits. It is in these audits that a business owner is able to check the books as it were and see how the money that he should have balances out with the amount of money they actually does have.