Accounting Profit Calculator


What is accounting profit?

Accounting profit is the amount of money the company earns from a financial point of view. This type of profit is presented in the company's financial statements, so it must be as accurate as possible. 

Unlike economic profit, when calculating accounting profit, there is no room for various interpretations or missing opportunity speculations. The law regulates the accuracy of accounting profit and is strictly standardized.

How to calculate accounting profit?

To calculate the accounting profit, follow the procedure:

  1. Find out your revenue for a given period.
  2. Sum all the operating expenses like rent, payroll, COGS, etc.
  3. Calculate the interest you paid on the loans you take for your business.
  4. Calculate the depreciation - the reduction of the value of tangible assets over time.
  5. Fill the data into the form above or substitute it to the formula below.

Accounting Profit Formula

The formula for calculating accounting profit is pretty straightforward. You need to subtract all the financial costs from the company's revenue. 

Accounting_profit = Total_revenue - operating_costs - interest - depreciation

The importance of accounting for profit

The accounting profit is also known as bookkeeping profit or financial profit. The profit value is crucial for income tax calculation or a company's valuation.

Alternative tools

The company's profits may be defined differently, depending on the context. You may have heard about net profit, NOPATEBITEBITDA, etc. 

You could calculate all those metrics and many more using tools available here on Calcopolis. If you are interested in growing your business, look at the other calculators available in the business category.


Created by Lucas Krysiak on 2022-07-15 13:15:25 | Last review by Mike Kozminsky on 2022-07-18 16:56:27

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