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* * *control account UK US noun [C] (also controlling account, also adjustment account) ACCOUNTING► a main record that shows the total amounts of all the accounts listed in a subsidiary ledger (= detailed records from several different accounts): »
Control accounts provide a way to cross-check subsidiary ledger accounts for accuracy.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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control account — Fin a ledger account which collects the sum of the postings into the individual accounts which it controls. The balance on the control account should equal the sum of the balances on the individual accounts, which are maintained as subsidiary… … The ultimate business dictionary
control account — a general account showing totals of transactions with detailed figures appearing in subsidiary ledgers. Also called controlling account. * * * … Universalium
control account — general account that displays balances of specific accounts … English contemporary dictionary
control account — A *general ledger account used to record and monitor the accuracy of amounts transferred from *subsidiary ledgers … Auditor's dictionary
control account — noun an account that shows totals of amounts entered in a subsidiary ledger • Hypernyms: ↑accounting, ↑accounting system, ↑method of accounting • Part Holonyms: ↑general ledger … Useful english dictionary
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debtors' ledger control account — sales ledger control account A nominal ledger (or general ledger) control account that records the totals of entries made to the individual debtors ledgers from the sales day book and the cash receipts journal. The total on the debtors ledger… … Accounting dictionary
cost ledger control account — cost control account The control account that appears in the financial accounting ledger in an accounting system in which separate books are maintained for the financial and costing records. The balance on the cost ledger control account agrees… … Accounting dictionary
purchase ledger control account — An account in the nominal ledger to which the totals of the entries in the purchase day book are posted at regular intervals. With this procedure the balance on the purchase ledger control account should, at any time, equal the aggregate of the… … Big dictionary of business and management
cost control account — See: cost ledger control account … Accounting dictionary