Accounting measurement

Accounting measurement is the aggregation of numeric information, typically in terms of a unit of currency. For example, the sales in a reporting period may be expressed in dollars of revenue. It is also possible to use some other unit of measure, such as hours of employee time or hours of machine time.  For example, employees spend 120 hours working on a consulting project. By using a standardized accounting measurement, it is easier to compare results over a period of time.