Synonyms of accounting


1. accounting, explanation, account

usage: a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes; "he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions"

2. accounting, system, system of rules

usage: a system that provides quantitative information about finances

3. accountancy, accounting, occupation, business, job, line of work, line

usage: the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business

4. accounting, accounting system, method of accounting, register

usage: a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts

5. account, accounting, account statement, statement, financial statement

usage: a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance; "they send me an accounting every month"


1. account, be

usage: be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something; "Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"

2. account, calculate

usage: keep an account of

3. report, describe, account, inform

usage: to give an account or representation of in words; "Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

4. account, answer for, declare

usage: furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money"

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