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A Glossary Of Essential Accounting Terms

Rand Holyoak   | 

personal bookkeeping Orem Utah

Every industry has its own language and terms. These words and phrases can be confusing to anyone who is not part of the daily operations of a specific industry, and the accounting business is no exception. To help you understand the terms, acronyms, and phrases regularly used when working on accounting, bookkeeping and taxes, Holyoak & Co. has created this handy reference guide. Here you’ll find valuable information allowing you to comprehend financial jargon and communicate your requirements effectively.

Balance Sheet (BS).

A financial report that summarizes a company’s assets, liabilities and owner/shareholder equity at a given time.

Profit and loss statement (P&L).

A financial statement that is used to summarize a company’s performance and financial position by reviewing revenues, costs, and expenses during a specific period of time, such as quarterly or annually.

Accounts receivable (AR).

The amount of money owed by customers or clients to a business after goods and services have been delivered.

Accounts payable (AP).

The amount of money a company owes creditors in return for goods and/or services they have delivered.

Fixed Assets (FA).

Long-term assets are held for more than a year such as real estate, land or major machinery.

Current assets (CA).

Assets that will be converted to cash within one year, such as inventory or accounts receivable.

Cost of goods sold (COGS).

Direct expenses that are related to the producing of goods that will be sold by a business.

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