job costing


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Job Costing

The process by which a construction company determines the expenses associated with a particular work order. For example, if a company is asked for a quote to build a parking lot, it first must conduct job costing for labor, materials and so forth to ensure that it is able to produce a profit. It is a type of managerial accounting. See also: Process costing.
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job costing

see PRODUCT COSTING.
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