Definition of accounting in US English:

accounting

noun

  • The action or process of keeping financial accounts.

    ‘an investigation into suspected false accounting’
    as modifier ‘standard accounting practice’
    • ‘Chang sees his role as that of a business advisor, not limited to bookkeeping and accounting.’
    • ‘Within a year, she got her first promotion, and she's now director of general accounting.’
    • ‘The meeting approved the report on the fiscal year 2001, the annual accounting and the auditor report.’
    • ‘The ailing hospital chain already faces a criminal investigation into its accounting.’
    • ‘Education is increasingly driven by issues about financial resources and accounting.’
    • ‘I think my financial and accounting experience will stand me in good stead for the council finances.’
    • ‘The profits of a trader for tax purposes are computed using the ordinary principles of commercial accounting.’
    • ‘Finding people with significant experience in finance or accounting may prove challenging.’
    • ‘The accounting system registers the order and starts the invoicing process.’
    • ‘There is no fancy stuff here; just straight accounting theory put into practice.’
    • ‘The energy giant is the latest company to face suspicion over its accounting and business practices.’
    • ‘It is equally clear that current standard accounting rules aren't sufficient.’
    • ‘The company also provides financial accounting and technical helpdesk services to its clients.’
    • ‘She is an independent contractor and previously taught as an assistant professor of accounting.’
    • ‘So the benefits of computerised accounting and payroll management are well established.’
    • ‘A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Hamilton majored in finance and accounting.’
    • ‘Once people have grasped the concepts, the bar graphs can be used in financial planning and accounting.’
    • ‘You have a small general accounting practice and you plan to retire in the next ten years.’
    • ‘But you have flouted common sense in matters of good accounting and book-keeping.’
    • ‘They were accused of poor book-keeping and accounting errors and were asked to step aside by the council.’
    financial affairs, money matters, pecuniary matters, fiscal matters, economics, money management, commerce, business, investment, banking
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Pronunciation

accounting

/əˈkaʊn(t)ɪŋ//əˈkoun(t)iNG/