Accounting, or accountancy, is the measurement, processing and communication of financial information about economic entities. Accounting, which has been called the "language of business", measures the results of an organization's economic activities and conveys this information to a variety of users including investors, creditors, management, and regulators. Practitioners of accounting are known as accountants. Accounting can be divided into several fields including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, and tax accounting.Accounting is facilitated by accounting organizations such as standard-setters, accounting firms and professional bodies.
Accounting has variously been defined as the keeping or preparation of the financial records of an entity, the analysis, verification and reporting of such records and "the principles and procedures of accounting"; it also refers to the job of being an accountant.
Accountancy refers to the occupation or profession of an accountant. The early development of accounting dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, and is closely related to developments in writing, counting and money.

Double-entry bookkeeping, and accounting split into financial accounting and management accounting with the development of joint-stock companies. Accounting began to transition into an organized profession in the nineteenth century, so it has been arounds for awhile. Accounting has several subfields or subject areas, including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and accounting. I would personally like to go into either financial accounting and management accounting. 

Works Cited

Horngren, Charles T. Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1982. Print.

Jones, Michael. Accounting. 2nd ed. Chichester, England: Wiley, 2006. Print.