accountancy ac‧coun‧tan‧cy [əˈkaʊntnsi] noun [uncountable] especially BrE ACCOUNTING JOBS
the profession or work done by accountants in keeping the financial records of organizations and in giving advice to clients on tax and other financial matters; = ACCOUNTING:

• She did a one-year accountancy course.

• the accountancy profession

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accountancy UK US /əˈkaʊntənsi/ noun [U] (UK
ACCOUNTING the job of being an accountant: »

She chose to follow a career in accountancy after graduating.


an accountancy firm

the education that is needed to become an accountant: »

The board claimed he did not have sufficient management expertise despite his accountancy qualification and experience.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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