Define: Accounting Period

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Accounting Period

Quick Summary of Accounting Period

Time period for which financial statements are prepared (e.g. month, quarter, year).

What is the dictionary definition of Accounting Period?

Dictionary Definition

The period of time, normally a year, that a set of company accounts refers to.


Synonyms For Accounting Period

reference period, billing period, reporting cycle, trading period, billing cycle

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Accounting Period are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.