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Hi

Is this phrase natural English?

(Angry boss to his finance manager)

I want accounts of every single penny spent.

Or

I want accounts of every penny I handed over to you.

Thanks,

Tom

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No. Say eg I want an accounting for every single penny spent last year.

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Natural for informal business jargon maybe, but not correct, technically.

Account for = phrasal verb.

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"I need you to account for every single penny you spent / I handed over to you."

Or

"I want an accounting of ..

My take.

https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/account-for

OK, sorry, didn't see this. I didn't mean to contradict. Business English is always doing its own thing...