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.


Synonyms For External Reporting


external information, extraneous information, outside information, external information item, external information sources

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
External Reporting. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. July 14, 2020 https://payrollheaven.com/define/external-reporting/.
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
External Reporting. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. https://payrollheaven.com/define/external-reporting/ (accessed: July 14, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
External Reporting. PayrollHeaven.com. Retrieved July 14, 2020, from PayrollHeaven.com website: https://payrollheaven.com/define/external-reporting/

Definition Sources


Definitions for External Reporting 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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