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 When released in 1913, Emmerich returned to accountancy. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 24 July 2021 Scenarios like Goffinet's aren't uncommon, says Cheryl Metrejean, a clinical associate professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 24 Apr. 2021 Service industry jobs, too, like PR, advertising and accountancy, suffered initial dips as companies selectively cut ancillary costs and operated on tighter budgets. Andrew Hunter, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Earlier this month, British accountancy software company, Sage got in on the act. Trevor Clawson, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 In September, the British music trade journal Music Week named the company accountancy firm of the year. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 22 Feb. 2021 Services make up 80% of the U.K. economy and comprise a breadth of activities including IT, law, accountancy, insurance, consulting and architecture. Deirdre Hipwell,, 27 Dec. 2020 But his professional training was initially in accountancy. New York Times, 6 Jan. 2021 That means professions such as architecture, accountancy and consulting will be harder to sell in to the bloc. Edward Evans,, 24 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of accountancy

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accountancy

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3 Aug 2021

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“Accountancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2021.

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