Skip to main content

Part of the book series: Macmillan Professional Masters ((PRMA))

  • 96 Accesses


Job costing is the method used when work is carried out according to the customer’s special requirements. The ‘job’ is a cost unit consisting of a single order or contract. Usually each job is for only a short time and is carried out on the company’s premises; small jobs may be carried out on the premises of the client. The job keeps its identity as a separate unit, although it may go through various stages.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Institutional subscriptions


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Copyright information

© 1989 Roger Hussey

About this chapter

Cite this chapter

Hussey, R. (1989). Job and Batch Costing. In: Cost and Management Accounting. Macmillan Professional Masters. Palgrave, London.

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics