cost accounting

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cost accountant

An accountant who keeps records of the costs of production and distribution.

cost accounting n.

cost accounting

(Accounting & Book-keeping) the recording and controlling of all the expenditures of an enterprise in order to facilitate control of separate activities. Also called: management accounting
cost accountant n

cost′ account`ing

an accounting system that analyzes the cost of items involved in production.
cost′ account`ant, n.
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Noun1.cost accounting - keeping account of the costs of items in production
accountancy, accounting - the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
costing - cost accounting
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The Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB), founded in Public Law 100-679, established 19 Cost Accounting Standards for defense companies.
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