Account vs. Accounting

Account vs. Accounting — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Account and Accounting

Accountnoun

(accounting) A registry of pecuniary transactions; a written or printed statement of business dealings or debts and credits, and also of other things subjected to a reckoning or review.

Accountingverb

present participle of account

Accountnoun

(banking) A sum of money deposited at a bank and subject to withdrawal.

to keep one's account at the bank.

Accountingnoun

(accounting) The development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization.

Accountnoun

A statement in general of reasons, causes, grounds, etc., explanatory of some event; a reason of an action to be done.

No satisfactory account has been given of these phenomena.

Accountingnoun

A relaying of events; justification of actions.

He was required to give a thorough accounting of his time.
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Accountnoun

A reason, grounds, consideration, motive; a person's sake.

Don't trouble yourself on my account.on no account; on every account; on all accounts

Accountingadjective

Of or relating to accounting.

General accepted accounting principles

Accountnoun

(business) A business relationship involving the exchange of money and credit.

Accountingnoun

a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes;

he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions

Accountnoun

A record of events; recital of transactions; a relation or narrative; a report; a description.

An account of a battle.

Accountingnoun

a system that provides quantitative information about finances

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Accountnoun

An estimate or estimation; valuation; judgment.

Accountingnoun

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

Accountnoun

Importance; worth; value; esteem; judgement.

Accountingnoun

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

Accountnoun

An authorization to use a service.

I've opened an account with Wikipedia so that I can contribute and partake in the project.

Accountingnoun

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;

they send me an accounting every month

Accountnoun

(archaic) A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning.

Accountnoun

Profit; advantage.

Accountverb

To provide explanation.

Accountverb

To present an account of; to answer for, to justify.

Accountverb

To give an account of financial transactions, money received etc.

Accountverb

(transitive) To estimate, consider (something to be as described).

Accountverb

(intransitive) To consider that.

Accountverb

(intransitive) To give a satisfactory evaluation for financial transactions, money received etc.

An officer must account with or to the treasurer for money received.

Accountverb

(intransitive) To give a satisfactory evaluation for (one's actions, behaviour etc.); to answer for.

We must account for the use of our opportunities.

Accountverb

(intransitive) To give a satisfactory reason for; to explain.

Idleness accounts for poverty.

Accountverb

(intransitive) To establish the location for someone.

After the crash, not all passengers were accounted for.

Accountverb

(intransitive) To cause the death, capture, or destruction of someone or something (+ for).

Accountverb

To count.

Accountverb

To calculate, work out (especially with periods of time).

Accountverb

(obsolete) To count (up), enumerate.

Accountverb

(obsolete) To recount, relate (a narrative etc.).

Accountnoun

a formal contractual relationship established to provide for regular banking or brokerage or business services;

he asked to see the executive who handled his account

Accountnoun

the act of informing by verbal report;

he heard reports that they were causing troubleby all accounts they were a happy couple

Accountnoun

a record or narrative description of past events;

a history of Francehe gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the presidentthe story of exposure to lead

Accountnoun

a short account of the news;

the report of his speechthe story was on the 11 o'clock newsthe account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

Accountnoun

a statement of recent transactions and the resulting balance;

they send me an accounting every month

Accountnoun

a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.;

the explanation was very simpleI expected a brief account

Accountnoun

an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered;

he paid his bill and leftsend me an account of what I owe

Accountnoun

grounds;

don't do it on my accountthe paper was rejected on account of its lengthhe tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful

Accountnoun

importance or value;

a person of considerable accounthe predicted that although it is of small account now it will rapidly increase in importance

Accountnoun

the quality of taking advantage;

she turned her writing skills to good account

Accountverb

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

Accountverb

keep an account of

Accountverb

to give an account or representation of in words;

Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Accountverb

furnish a justifying analysis or explanation;

I can't account for the missing money