WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cost account′ing, 
  • Businessan accounting system indicating the cost of items involved in production. Also called,[esp. Brit.,] costing. 
  • cost account′ant. 
    • 1910–15

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    cost accounting n
    1. 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

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