generally accepted accounting principles

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Noun1.generally accepted accounting principles - a collection of rules and procedures and conventions that define accepted accounting practice; includes broad guidelines as well as detailed procedures
accounting principle, accounting standard - a principle that governs current accounting practice and that is used as a reference to determine the appropriate treatment of complex transactions
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
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This paper applies a Difference-in-Difference method and Sobel's procedure to examine the complex relationships among corporate governance, management accounting practice and organizational performance, and finds out that the organizations with the majority of independent directors and the leadership sparation most likely adopt management accounting practices and as a result achieve the most enhanced performance.
But, Boer (2000) acknowledges that there is a change in management accounting practice, but is unsure what the change has been to.
The 2006 PCPS/TSCPA National Management of an Accounting Practice Survey gathered detailed benchmarking information on the state of CPA firms and practice management trends.
Most accounting practice sales have contract contingencies that adjust the purchase price based on client retention.
471-2(a) provides two tests to which inventory must conform: it must (1) conform as nearly as may be to the best accounting practice in the trade or business; and (2) clearly reflect income, Regs.
International norm-establishing entities have been seeking to construct a conceptual framework for financial accountancy since the end of the 1970s, based on observing current accounting practice and research methods ruling the philosophy of science.
The Norwegian financial group Storebrand ASA said today (30 July) that an independent review of its accounts by Deloitte & Touche had found them to be in accordance with good accounting practice.
The question of the value of an accounting practice is important to the practice partners, their spouses and heirs, potential partners (including merger partners) and other interested parties.
He is co-chair of the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee for CalCPA's Los Angeles Chapter and has served as vice president and board member of the chapter.
And finally, prior to closing on the sale of an accounting practice, seller and buyer must focus on what they need to do to make clients and staff comfortable, what roles they need to take and what message to send out to the public.
Bunting has been a member of several Institute committees: SEC Practice Section Executive Committee, Management of an Accounting Practice Committee, Special Committee on Standards of Professional Conduct for CPAs, Group B Advisory Committee, and the Assurance Services Special Committee.
If an accounting practice does not permanently change the amount of the taxpayer's lifetime income, but does or could change the tax year in which income is reported, it involves timing.