Abstract

The double – entry bookkeeping was first described by Luca Pacioli as an accounting system and has been accepted worldwide. As is known, a proposition, theory, or theory is scientific if it can be falsified. Accordingly, there have been accountants who criticize the double – entry bookkeeping method and continue the search for an alternative registration system. One of the suggestions of a new accounting system is the Japanese economics and accounting professor Juji Ijiri, who chaired the American Accounting Association. In his book titled “Triple-entry Bookkeeping and Income Momentum” published in 1982, Ijiri first explained the missing and flawed sides the double – entry bookkeeping method and alternatively suggested triple-entry bookkeeping system and momentum accounting. Various publications on the subject were published in the coming years. In this study, the reasons for developing the triple-entry bookkeeping system and momentum accounting of Ijiri are explained, the explained with a sample application and evaluations are made. In this context, it is thought that this study will contribute to the literature by explaining the triple-entry bookkeeping system and the characteristics of momentum accounting.