Administrative Accounting


DEFINITION of 'Administrative Accounting'

The financial reporting of factors that influence decision making, operational control and managerial planning. Administrative accounting focuses on management planning and control to accomplish the company's administrative goals.

BREAKING DOWN 'Administrative Accounting'

Administrative accounting involves a formal methodology for gathering, reporting and evaluating financial data that deals with management planning and control. The reports can help administrators and managers evaluate the day-to-day activities of the operation.

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