ac·​coun·​tan·​cy ə-ˈkau̇n-tᵊn(t)-sē How to pronounce accountancy (audio)
: the profession or practice of accounting

Examples of accountancy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Business Trends report by accountancy firm BDO, based on a meta-analysis of employer surveys, the country has seen 10 straight months of decline in its Employment Index, which measures hiring intent. Adam Gale, Fortune Europe, 13 May 2024 In the United States, CPAs gain licensure through state boards of accountancy, a testament to their comprehensive expertise in accounting, auditing, taxation, and financial planning. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 5 Mar. 2024 Document experience and skills gained to submit to the state board of accountancy. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 19 Feb. 2024 To get an accurate fee schedule, contact your state’s accountancy board. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 Brand new for this year, a dedicated gallery space offered a range of Producer Surgeries, covering finance, accountancy, tax and business strategy. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 20 Dec. 2023 The Telegraph and Bloomberg reported that the accountancy firm is considering vacating its massive 10-story building near London Bridge that houses 9,000 employees, citing people familiar with the matter. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 21 Nov. 2023 The group includes members from a range of perspectives and experiences, who represent state CPA societies, accounting firms of various sizes, and state boards of accountancy, along with education and business and industry. Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 In popular discourse, the economy was portrayed as a bundle of accountancy measures. Jason Blakely, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023

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Word History


accountant entry 1 + -cy

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of accountancy was in 1699

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“Accountancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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