One big problem with the invisibility of accounting these days is that we get crackpot economic theories adopted by mainstream economists that make absolutely no sense in terms of simple accounting. Account statements are to money and finance as free body diagrams are to physics. You can build a massive edifice, but in the end, the books must balance.
The current economic synthesis used by political decision makers, our new aristocracy, simply ignores all issues of accounting, so we get things like tax cuts and unfunded wars that are somehow going to make everyone richer. There seems to be a consensus that rich people will invest their money in providing goods and services for which there is no market, and that is somehow the way they manage to become and stay rich.
Maybe we need a few more accountant heroes.