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English definition of “financial year”

financial year

noun [C]
 
 
(abbreviation FY, also accounting year) mainly UK
ACCOUNTING a period of twelve months for which a company prepares its accounts. In the UK, this period often ends at the end of March: the current/previous/next, etc. financial year Profits for the current financial year are expected to rise more than 20%.the beginning/end/second half, etc. of the financial year In the second half of the financial year, we were successful in winning several new contracts. He was paid over £700,000 in the financial year to March 2010.
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