Activity Accounting

Activity Accounting

The analysis and reporting of financial and other information on activities, in which the analysis is conducted by the persons or departments responsible for those activities. Activity accounting allows those persons or departments to take credit or blame for the good and bad decisions made over the period of time indicated in the accounting statement. It is used especially in decentralized organizations. Activity accounting is also called responsibility accounting or profitability accounting. See also: Activity-Based Costing.
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The analysis shows that M&A fees account for 40.4 per cent of activity during the first half of this year, with debt capital market (DCM) activity accounting for 13pc of Middle East fees, in the most active first half since 2007.
South Africa recorded the highest level of investment activity accounting for 81.6% of the total volume of investments.
But business continuity work is a high margin activity accounting for ten per cent of revenue and 30 per cent of profit, with general computer services making up the balance.

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