ac·​coun·​tan·​cy | \ ə-ˈkau̇n-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce accountancy (audio) \

Definition of accountancy

: the profession or practice of accounting

Examples of accountancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is public accountancy, as some of the characters in the novel insist, a moral vocation? Jon Baskin, The New Yorker, 27 July 2022 Michele Frank is an assistant professor of accountancy at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. Michele Frank, Fortune, 18 May 2022 Others have recently parted company with the accountancy firms that previously audited their books. Clarence Leong, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 In order to address the accountancy skills gap within the creative sector and to ensure that the course is accessible to as many people as possible, Disney will underwrite 75% of all student course fees and will fully fund three students. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 16 Mar. 2022 The Wauwatosa Police Department is also investigating Bowers, along with an accountancy firm, after a Fox6 report found that Bowers promoted a program to her superiors while her husband was being paid by that program starting in 2016. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2022 The district hired CliftonLarsonAllen, an accountancy firm, to handle the internal financial investigation regarding AVID. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2022 Abushaban eventually earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in accountancy from National University. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Oct. 2021 When released in 1913, Emmerich returned to accountancy. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 24 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of accountancy

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accountancy

accountant entry 1 + -cy

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4 Aug 2022

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“Accountancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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