How to cite a financial report in MLA

MLA financial report citation

To cite a financial report in a reference entry in MLA style 8th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) name: If the report was published by an organization that is also its author, omit the author and start with the title.
  2. Title of the report: Titles are italicized when independent. If part of a larger source add quotation marks and do not italize.
  3. Report number: Give the report number if available.
  4. Publisher: Always use the abbreviated version, e.g: MIT P for MIT Press or Oxford UP for Oxford University Press.
  5. Year of publication: Give the year of publication as presented in the source.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a financial report in MLA style 8th edition:

Author(s) name. Title of the report. Report no. Report number, Publisher, Year of publication.

Take a look at our works cited examples that demonstrate the MLA style guidelines in action:


A financial report by an accounting organization

KPMG S.A. Financial Statements 2018. Report No. 152, Nestlé S.A, 2019.

A financial report for the US government

Raponi, Michael A. FY 2014 Independent Auditor’s Report. Report No. 15‐03, U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2015.

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