a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
"he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"
a system that provides quantitative information about finances
the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
accounting, accounting system, method of accounting(noun)
a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts
account, accounting, account statement(noun)
a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance
"they send me an accounting every month"
The development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization.
A relaying of events; justification of actions.
He was required to give a thorough accounting of his time.
Origin: * First attested in the late 14th century.
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. The terms accounting and financial reporting are often used as synonyms. Accounting can be divided into several fields including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, and tax accounting. Financial accounting focuses on the reporting of an organization's financial information, including the preparation of financial statements, to external users of the information, such as investors, regulators and suppliers; and management accounting focuses on the measurement, analysis and reporting of information for internal use by management. The recording of financial transactions, so that summaries of the financials may be presented in financial reports, is known as bookkeeping, of which double-entry bookkeeping is the most common system.
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System of recording financial transactions.
A system that provides quantitative information about finance.
Accounting practices are easy and simple.Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'accounting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3832
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Rank popularity for the word 'accounting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4739
Rank popularity for the word 'accounting' in Nouns Frequency: #1576
The numerical value of accounting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of accounting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of accounting in a Sentence
We are confident that all our cloud accounting is proper and correct.
Arguably you could get a lot more information from the accounting firm than you could from the tax returns, they'd keep the documentation they used to prepare that return, and the work papers with the analysis that they prepared that return from.
By choosing not to thoroughly investigate allegations, the Catholic Church has failed in its moral obligation to provide survivors, parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois, the failure to investigate also means that the Catholic Church has never made an effort to determine whether the conduct of the accused priests was ignored or covered up by superiors.
There's a very good chance that the public eventually does see information coming out of this litigation, arguably you could get a lot more information from the accounting firm than you could from the tax returns.
The scheme is slipping through a set of accounting rules regarding special-purpose vehicles, it's compliant, but goes against the principle of accounting.
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- kirjanpito, laskentatoimiFinnish
- könyvelés, számvitelHungarian
- akunting, akuntansiIndonesian
- 会計, 経理, 会計学Japanese
- boekhouding, accountingDutch
- счетоводство, бухгалтерия, учетRussian
- bokföring, räkenskap, bokfSwedish
- கணக்கு வழக்கு, கணக்கியல்Tamil
- kế toánVietnamese
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