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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.

Above-the-line   Dico Tools
In Marketing, relating to marketing expenditure on advertising in media such as press, radio, television, cinema, and the World Wide Web, on which a commission is usually paid to an agency.

Absorbed Account   Dico Tools
An account that has lost its separate identity by being combined with related accounts in the preparation of a financial statement.

Absorbed Business   Dico Tools
A company that has been merged into another company.

Absorbed Costs   Dico Tools
The indirect costs associated with manufacturing, for example, insurance or property taxes.

Absorption Costing   Dico Tools
An accounting practice in which fixed and variable costs of production are absorbed by different cost centers.

Abusive Tax Shelter   Dico Tools
A tax shelter that somebody claims illegally to avoid or minimize tax

Accelerated Cost Recovery System   Dico Tools
A system used in computing the depreciation of some assets acquired before 1986 in a way that reduces taxes.

Accelerated Depreciation   Dico Tools
A system used for computing the depreciation of some assets in a way that assumes that they depreciate faster in the early years of their acquisition.

Access Bond   Dico Tools
A type of mortgage that permits borrowers to take out loans against extra capital paid into the account, home-loan interest rates being lower than interest rates on other forms of credit.

Accessory Goods   Dico Tools
Products required by commercial operations to conduct business, such as: office copiers, automobile wheel balancers, auxiliary power supplies, air compressors, etc.

Accessory Goods'products Required By Commercial Op   Dico Tools
Office copiers, automobile wheel balancers, auxiliary power supplies, air compressors, etc.

Account   Dico Tools
A record of a business transaction. A contract arrangement, written or unwritten, to purchase and take delivery with payment to be made later as arranged.

Account Balance   Dico Tools
The difference between the debit and the credit sides of an account.

Accountant   Dico Tools
One who is skilled at keeping business records. Usually, a highly trained professional rather than one who keeps books. An accoun tant can set up the books needed for a business to operate and help the owner understand them.

Accounting Cost   Dico Tools
the cost of maintaining and checking the business records of a person or organization and the preparation of forms and reports for financial purposes.

Accounting Insolvency   Dico Tools
A the condition that a company is in when its liabilities to its creditors exceeds its assets.

Accounting Period   Dico Tools
A time interval at the end of which an analysis is made of the information contained in the bookkeeping records. Also the period of time covered by the profit and loss statement.

Accounting Rate Of Return   Dico Tools
The ratio of profit before interest and taxation to the percentage of capital employed at the end of a period. Variations include using profit after interest and taxation, equity capital employed, and average capital for the period.

Accounts Payable   Dico Tools
Money which you owe to an individual or business for goods or services that have been received but not yet paid for.

Accounts Receivable   Dico Tools
Money owed to your business for goods or ser vices that have been delivered but not yet paid for.

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Accounts Receivable Factoring   Dico Tools
The buying of accounts receivable at a discount with the aim of making a profit from collecting them.

Accrual Based Accounting   Dico Tools
An accounting method that enters income and expenses into the books at the time of contract versus when payment is received or expenses incurred.

Accrual Basis   Dico Tools
A method of keeping accounts that shows expenses incurred and income earned for a given fiscal period, even though such expenses and income have not been actually paid or received in cash.

Actuary   Dico Tools
A professional expert in pension and life insurance matters, particularly trained in mathematical, statistical, and accounting methods and procedures, and in insurance probabilities.

Administrative Expense   Dico Tools
Expenses chargeable to the managerial, general administrative and policy phases of a business in contrast to sales, manufacturing, or cost of goods expense.

Advertising   Dico Tools
The practice of bringing to the public's notice the good qualities of something in order to induce the public to buy or invest in it.

Agent   Dico Tools
A person who is authorized to act for or represent another person in dealing with a third party.

America (USA)   Dico Tools
Information on the north American country with one of the largest economies in the world.

Amortization   Dico Tools
To liquidate on an installment basis; the process of grad ually paying off a liability over a period of time.

Analysis   Dico Tools
Breaking an idea or problem down into its parts; a thorough examination of the parts of anything.

Annual Report   Dico Tools
The yearly report made by a company at the close of the fiscal year, stating the company's receipts and disbursements, assets and liabilities.

Appraisal   Dico Tools
Evaluation of a specific piece of personal or real property. The value placed on the property evaluated.

Appreciation   Dico Tools
The increase in the value of an asset in excess of its depreciable cost due to economic and other conditions, as distinguished from increases in value due to improvements or additions made to it.

Arrears   Dico Tools
Amounts past due and unpaid.

Articles Of Incorporation   Dico Tools
A legal document filed with the state that sets forth the purposes and regulations for a corporation. Each state has different regulations.

Assets   Dico Tools
Anything of worth that is owned. Accounts receivable are an asset.

Audiotaping   Dico Tools
The act of recording onto an audiotape.

Audit   Dico Tools
An examination of accounting documents and of supporting evidence for the purpose of reaching an informed opinion concerning their propriety.

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