In cost account accounts, extensive employ is made of control accounts that are based in the similar principles as those utilized in financial accounts. Two main accounting systems are generally used as:
Interlocking Cost Accounting System:
Beneath this system, financial accounting and separate cost accounting books are maintained though both employ the similar basic accounting data. The financial accounting books contain the normal and credit entries inside themselves. In addition, a memorandum account identified also as Cost Ledger Control accounts is keep and all the items to be transferred in this account, to the cost accounts are posted.
Cost accounting books on another hand contain impersonal accounts essential for costing reasons in addition to a Financial Ledger Control Account, identified also as Cost Ledger Control Account that enables the financial and Cost Ledger to be interlocked. The interlocking cost accounting system, therefore costing and financial profit differ and contain to be reconciled at the ending of the financial year.