Meaning of control account in English:

control account


  • An account used to record the balances on a number of subsidiary accounts and to provide a cross-check on them.

    ‘The earned value literature suggests that another purpose of an MR budget is motivational: to create a ‘budget challenge’ for control account managers.’
    • ‘As a motivation tool, an MR budget creates incentives for control account managers and others to operate more efficiently.’
    • ‘Unreconciled difference on debtors control account amounted to R354-million.’
    • ‘The use of subsidiary books was accompanied by periodic postings of totals to control accounts in the general ledger.’