Accounting Policies

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Definition: Accounting Policies

Accounting Policies

Quick Summary of Accounting Policies

Accounting methods which have been judged by business enterprises to be most appropriate to their circumstances and adopted by them for the purpose of preparing their financial statements.

What is the dictionary definition of Accounting Policies?

Dictionary Definition

Accounting policies are the specific principles and procedures implemented by a company’s management team and are used to prepare its financial statements. These include any methods, measurement systems and procedures for presenting disclosures.

Examples of Accounting Policies in a sentence

Critics state that the new accounting policies will unnecessarily create scary, volatile numbers in the annual earnings report.

The latest move has greatly strengthened the regulatory force of accounting policies.

Synonyms For Accounting Policies

accounting method, accounting rules, accounting policy, method of accounting, accounting standard

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Accounting Policies are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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