accountancy

noun
ac·​coun·​tan·​cy | \ə-ˈkau̇n-tᵊn(t)-sē \

Definition of accountancy 

: the profession or practice of accounting

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Write to Michael Rapoport at Michael.Rapoport@wsj.com Corrections & Amplifications The American Institute of CPAs represents certified public accountants, while licensing of CPAs is done by individual state boards of accountancy. Michael Rapoport, WSJ, "CPAs Fight to Protect Part of Their Turf," 20 Aug. 2018 As shareholders encouraged companies to focus on their core competencies, firms outsourced certain roles—cleaning, accountancy, branding—to specialist providers. The Economist, "Run, TaskRabbit, run: July 2030," 5 July 2018 Spreadsheets have yet to send the accountants to the dole queue, because there is more to accountancy than making columns of figures add up. The Economist, "AI, radiology and the future of work," 7 June 2018 By winning the sport’s richest single game, Fulham guaranteed future additional revenue of at least 160 million pounds ($210 million) from prize money and broadcast deals, according to the sports business group of accountancy firm Deloitte. BostonGlobe.com, "Gronkowski preps ahead of Belmont Stakes," 27 May 2018 The school boasts high pass rates for the state public accountancy exams. Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com, "Hiram College would cut 6 faculty positions, eliminate majors, under recommendations," 15 May 2018 Finance and accountancy major Clancy Johnston was the student speaker for the morning celebration while Rhodes Scholar finalist Rachel Elena Gallina was the speaker at the afternoon ceremony. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "Too big for just 1 ceremony, Boise State holds 2 graduations Saturday | Idaho Statesman," 5 May 2018 Chandru Iyer works for Kingston Smith, an accountancy and business-advisory firm which has helped Indian companies set up shop in Britain since the 1980s. The Economist, "Why foreign investment into Britain remains so strong," 5 Apr. 2018 Prior to founding his company, Walker served as senior counsel at the DuPont Co. and in business reorganization for a consulting and accountancy firm. Philly.com, "Teachers, social service experts, and more: Meet the 9 new Philly school board members," 4 Apr. 2018

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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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