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  • accountingA set of concepts and techniques that are used to measure and report financial information about an economic unit
  • accounting equationA financial relationship at the heart of the accounting model: Assets = Liabilities + Owners' Equity
  • assetsThe economic resources owned by an entity; entailing probable future benefits to the entity
  • auditingThe examination of transactions and systems that underlie an organization's financial statements with the goal or reporting thereon
  • balance sheetA financial statement that presents a firm's assets, liabilities, and owners' equity at a particular point in time
  • certified public accountantAn individual who is licensed by a state to practice public accounting
  • corporationA form of business organization where ownership is represented by divisible units called shares of stock
  • CPAAn individual who is licensed by a state to practice public accounting
  • dividendsAmounts paid from profits of a corporation to shareholders as a return on their investment in the stock of the entity
  • expensesThe costs incurred in producing revenues
  • financial accountingAn area of accounting that deals with external reporting to parties outside the firm; usually based on standardized rules and procedures
  • Financial Accounting Standards BoardAn organization charged with producing standards for financial reporting in the USA
  • financial statementsCore financial reports that are prepared to represent the financial position and results of operations of a company
  • historical cost principleThe concept that many transactions and events are to be measured and reported at acquisition cost
  • income statementA financial statement that summarizes the revenues, expenses, and results of operations for a specified period of time
  • internal auditorA person within an organization who reviews and monitors the controls, procedures, and information of the organization
  • International Accounting Standards BoardAn organization charged with producing accounting standards with global acceptance
  • liabilitiesAmounts owed by an entity to others
  • managerial accountingAn area of accounting concerned with reporting results to managers and others who are internal to an organization
  • net incomeThe excess of revenues over expenses for a designated period of time
  • net lossThe excess of expenses over revenues for a designated period of time
  • owner investmentsResources provided to an organization by a person in exchange for a position of ownership in the organization
  • owners' equityThe residual of assets minus liabilities, representing the collective interest or position of the entity's owners
  • partnershipA non-corporation representing an association of two or more persons organized to carry out a business plan for a profit motive
  • public accountingAccounting activities provided by a person to the general public, typically relating to audit, tax and similar services
  • retained earningsThe excess of a corporation's income over its dividends
  • revenueInflows and other benefits received in exchange for the providing of goods and services
  • sole proprietorshipA non-corporation business owned by a sole individual
  • statement of retained earningsA financial statement that discloses changes in retained earnings during a designated period of time; those changes usually attributable to income and dividends