Define: External Reporting

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Definition: External Reporting

Quick Summary of External Reporting

Reporting financial information to those users with a valid claim to receive it, but who are not allowed access to the day-to-day records of the business.

What is the dictionary definition of External Reporting?

Dictionary Definition

External reporting is the issuance of financial statements to parties outside of the reporting entity. The recipients of such reports are usually investors, creditors, and lenders, or those who need the information to evaluate the financial condition of the reporting entity.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
External Reporting. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 16, 2019
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
External Reporting. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 16, 2019).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.