Crossword clues for accounting
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Account \Ac*count"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Accounting.] [OE. acounten, accompten, OF. aconter, [`a] (L. ad) + conter to count. F. conter to tell, compter to count, L. computare. See Count, v. t.]
To reckon; to compute; to count. [Obs.]
The motion of . . . the sun whereby years are accounted.
--Sir T. Browne.
To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to. [R.]
To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
Accounting that God was able to raise him up.
--Heb. xi. 19.
To recount; to relate. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"reckoning of numbers," late 14c., verbal noun from account (v.). Phrase no accounting for tastes (1823) translates Latin de gustibus non est disputandum.
n. 1 (context accounting English) The development and use of a system for recording and analyze the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization. 2 A relaying of events; justification of actions. vb. (present participle of account English)
n. 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 [syn: accountancy]
Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing and communication of financial information about economic entities. The modern field was established by the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli in 1494. 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. Accounting information systems are designed to support accounting functions and related activities. 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.
Accounting is facilitated by accounting organizations such as standard-setters, accounting firms and professional bodies. Financial statements are usually audited by accounting firms, and are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). GAAP is set by various standard-setting organizations such as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in the United States and the Financial Reporting Council in the United Kingdom. As of 2012, "all major economies" have plans to converge towards or adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Accounting is one of several academic events sanctioned by the University Interscholastic League. The contest began in the 1986-87 scholastic year. Kingwood High School was the first school to win 6A accounting UIL championship. Nbd. Accounting is designed to test students' understanding of general accounting principles and practices used in the business environment.
Usage examples of "accounting".
It was agreed that there was no other way of accounting for the rescue of Cyrus Harding, and that Top deserved all the honor of the affair.
When we reached Helium there must be an accounting, and if Tardos Mors had not returned I feared that the enmity of Zat Arras might weigh heavily against us, for he represented the government of Helium.
Mary Harris, for example, found her work as a senior accountant absorbing, part of the reason she was one of the most dedicated accounting employees at her firm.
Jordan Mintz, general counsel Lea Fastow, assistant treasurer Michael Jakubik, vice president JimTimmins, director, private equity Tim Despain, vice president Bill Brown, vice president The Internal Accountants Richard Causey, chief accounting officer David Woytek, vice president, corporate auditing Rodney Faldyn, vice president, transaction accounting group Ryan Siurek, member, transaction accounting group In Risk Assessment Richard Buy, chief risk officer Vasant Shanbhogue, analyst Vince Kaminski, vice president of Rakesh Bharati, analyst research Kevin Kindall, analyst Stinson Gibner, analyst In Corporate Development J.
If this reason does not satisfy the reader, I know no other means of accounting for the little respect which I have commonly seen paid to a character which really does great honour to human nature, and is productive of the highest good to society.
But, to say the truth, there is a more simple and plain method of accounting for that prodigious superiority of penetration which we must observe in some men over the rest of the human species, and one which will serve not only in the case of lovers, but of all others.
Instead of accounting for this, we shall proceed in our usual manner to exemplify it in the conduct of the lad above mentioned, who submitted to the persuasions of Mr.
IT people or accounting people to increase their own salaries, make payments to a phony vendor, remove negative ratings from HR records, and so on.
Ned kept watch on the parking lot of the small business park where the accounting company had its unpretentious, storefront-like offices.
IT or human resources, the accounting department, or the maintenance staff, there are certain security policies that every employee of your company must know.
From there, the CEO made two calls: one to a forensic accounting firm, and one to Chuck Sheafe, head of Sheafe International, to personally request their top investigator.
Below him, we once again spot the pale accounting guy, followed by the redhead.
Now I know that it must have been because she had learned that John Carter, Prince of Helium, was approaching to demand an accounting of her for the imprisonment of his Princess.
Arthur Andersen, the once-revered accounting firm, evaporated overnight as its role in the debacle led to a subsidiary scandal of its own.
Topping it off, the newly merged company was still struggling through the basics, including the selection of its independent accounting firm.