Meaning of “reporting” in the English Dictionary

"reporting" in Business English

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reportingnoun [ U ]

uk /rɪˈpɔːtɪŋ/ us

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the act by a company of giving an official report, for example about its accounts or activities:

quarterly/annual reporting
corporate/company reporting
a reporting deadline/requirement

HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT the way that the managers and their teams are organized in a company:

It is important to establish clear lines of reporting.
She was not invited to the meeting as she was not in the chain of reporting.

COMMUNICATIONS articles in newspapers or on television about particular subjects:

Questions had been raised about the objectivity and quality of his reporting.


uk /rɪˈpɔːtɪŋ/ us

HR, WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT relating to the way that the managers and employees of a company are organized:

She complained to her reporting sergeant about what had happened.
Regional team members have a direct reporting relationship with the Vice President of Community Development.
a reporting structure

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