What are the Branches Of Accounting?

What are the Branches Of Accounting?

Branches Of Accounting

There are 5 Different types of Branches of Accounts are namely:

  1. Financial accounting
  2. Management accounting
  3. Cost accounting
  4. Tax accounting
  5. Project accounting
  6. Not-for-profit accounting
  7. International accounting
  8. Government accounting
  9. Social accounting
  10. Forensic accounting
  11. Fiduciary accounting
  12. Auditing

1. Financial Accounting: The main objective of financial accounting is to find out the profitability and to provide information about the financial position of the concern. Financial accounts present a general idea of the working of the business and permit management to control in a general way the major functions of a business, administration, production, and distribution.

2. Cost Accounting: The main object of cost accounting is to find out the cost of the goods produced or services rendered by the business. It also helps the management to detect and control all leakages, defective works, and wastage in tools and stores.

Costing enables the management to compare the price of the product available from outside suppliers in the market with the cost of the product manufactured by them and explain whether it’s profitable to produce such a product or purchase it in the market.

3. Management Accounting: The primary objective of management accounting is to supply relevant information at the appropriate time to the management to enable it to make the decisions and effect control. It provides accounting information, to the management in the form of processed data that it collects from financial accounting.

4. Social Accountancy: It is concerned with the application of the double-entry system of Book-Keeping to socio-economic analysis, with the construction, estimation, and analysis of national and international Income, National or International Balance sheet.

5. Inflation Accounting: It is a method of recording financial information in the financial statements at values that reflect the actual purchasing power of the monetary unit during the time of inflation. Inflation accounting thus recognizes a fall in the value of money due to inflation or a rise in the general price level.

Branches of Accounting