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Accountant creates dictionary app of accountancy terms and abbreviations.


Lancaster accountant Mark Ellis, an ACCA member with over 20 years' experience in public practice and higher education, recently launched a mobile app, called Accounting Dictionary, to help students, accountants, finance staff in general and business owners to better understand the language of accountancy.


Based on his successful website the app has achieved over 15,000 downloads since its launch three months ago. It contains a continually expanding collection of over 4,400 accountancy terms, abbreviations and definitions. As well as including related entries, an in-built search facility, lists of most popular terms and recently added terms, the app works both on- and off-line, meaning that once downloaded an internet connection is not necessary.


The Accounting Dictionary App is available on both Android and iPhone platforms. There is a free Lite version, which is fully functional and includes discreet advertising, or users can choose the Pro version, which is the price of a cappuccino and is advert free.


Mark is keen to involve the accounting community. ‘There are opportunities for accountants and students to enhance the collection by suggesting additional entries or amending existing ones. In return they help to grow the dictionary and receive an acknowledgement and a link back to their own organisation both within the app and on our website.’ 

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