Definition of Accountancy

1. Noun. The occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business.

Exact synonyms: Accounting
Generic synonyms: Business, Job, Line, Line Of Work, Occupation
Specialized synonyms: Cost Accounting, Bookkeeping, Clerking, Inventory Accounting
Examples of category: Carry Forward, Carry Over
Derivative terms: Accountant, Account

Definition of Accountancy

1. n. The art or employment of an accountant.

Definition of Accountancy

1. Noun. (context: uncountable British NZ accounting) The function of compiling and providing financial information primarily by reports referred to as financial statements. Accounting includes bookkeeping, systems design, analysis and interpretation of accounting information. ¹

2. Noun. (countable accounting) A company or organisation that performs such a function. ¹

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Definition of Accountancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accountancy

accountability partner
accountable cryptomaterial
accountable depot
accountable disbursing officer
accountable disbursing officers
accountable mail
accountable mails
accountable officer
accountable property officer's bond
accountancy (current term)
accountant's lien
accountant's liens
accountant general
accountants general

Literary usage of Accountancy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Financial Policy of Corporations by Arthur Stone Dewing (1920)
"ÏN FINANCE * The basis of business policy is the science of accountancy,';: accountancy ... accountancy is the science having to do with the statement and ..."

2. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1917)
"The record, then, of the value of the rights' of the various parties to this product, is the special field of work assigned to accountancy. ..."

3. General Laws of California, as Amended Up to the End of the Session of 1903 by California, Walter Scott Brann (1903)
"Board of accountancy, appointment and qualification ot members, p. ... 2, 9 1« jard of accountancy, who may apply for examination and certificate, p. ..."

4. General Laws of California, as Amended Up to the End of the Extra Session of California, Walter Scott Brann, Richard Maury Sims by California, Walter Scott Brann, Richard Maury Sims (1906)
"Board of accountancy, fees that may be charged by, pp. 2, 3, Board of accountancy, certificates, ... Board of accountancy, office to be at San Francisco, p. ..."

5. The Book of Boston: Fifty Years' Recollections of the New England Metropolis by Edwin Monroe Bacon (1916)
"Based upon applied mathematics, economics and law, from accountancy as a ... Approaching the subject from a scientific standpoint, accountancy may be ..."

6. Principles of Factory Cost Keeping by Edward Preston Moxey (1913)
"... of accountancy accountancy as a profession has undergone its greatest development within recent years. Accounting records which a few years ago were ..."

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