Accounting and Finance verbs: Part 1

    Accounting and finance have their specific set of terminology. In this post, I introduce 10 verbs used to talk about accounting and finance in Business English. The verbs are used to talk about financial actions and processes. The first set of accounting and finance verbs are listed below. The past form of all the verbs are in -ed.

Allocate
Assess
Budget
Collect
Depreciate
Measure
Monitor
Record
Reevaluate
Repay

 

Allocate

Example: Based on previous expenses and activities, a budget is allocated to every department every year.

 

Assess

Example: Businesses assess their performance based on quarterly, seasonal, or annual profit.

 

Budget

Example: Company departments are budgeted based on their past performances and future plans.

 

Collect

Example: The financial department keeps track of the accounts receivable to make sure that debts are collected.

 

Depreciate

Example: Fixed assets such as buildings and machinery have to be depreciated in the accounts. The depreciation rate is determined by the manufacturer or the law.

 

Measure

Example: The quick ratio measures the company’s ability to repay its current debts.

 

Monitor

Example: The financial department monitors and records all business transactions.

 

Record

Example: All financial transaction are recorded. Records of the past 10 years have to be kept according to the law.

 

Reevaluate

Example: Business assets such as lands and building may be reevaluated to determine their current value.

 

Repay

Example: A bank load is comprised of interests and principal. The company has to pay interests until the debt is fully repaid.

 

Related posts:

To practice verbs in sentences, check out the posts below:

Business English Grammar: Fundamentals
Simple Present: Simple Business English Grammar
Simple Past: Our Business History
Present Perfect: My Business Achievements

 

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