A Payroll variety of pay practices date back to ancient times, including compensation for services in the form of food, commodities, land, or livestock. Payroll systems are connected with the history of bookkeeping, which can be traced back to 4000 b.c.e. Paymasters were responsible for paying workers. Governments kept financial records called “pipe rolls” at least as early as the eleventh century. In 1494, Franciscan friar and mathematician Luca Pacioli published the book Summa de... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia of Science, 2020. 2p.