Meaning of “financial year” in the English Dictionary

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"financial year" in Business English

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financial yearnoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “financial year” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)