Bookkeeping and Accounting Definitions

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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter A

Accounting Definitions A

Account, Accountable, Accountant, Accounting, Accounting Equation, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accredit, Accrual Basis, Accrue, Accrued Expenses, Accrued Income, Accrued Liability, Accumulate, Accurate, Achieve, Acknowledge, Acquire, Acquisition, Activate, Actuary, Adjust, Adjusting Entries, Administer, Administrative Expenses, Advice, Affiliate, Aggregate, Agreement, Algorithm, Allowance, Amend, Amendment, Amortization, Amortization Expense, Amortize, Amount, Analysis, Analize, Apparent, Assess, Assets, Authority, Authorize, Axiom.

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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter B

Accounting Definitions B

Bad Debts, Balance Sheet, Balloon Payment Loan, Banking, Barter, Base Unit of Measure, Bond, Bookkeeping, Break-Even Point, Budget, Business, Business Cycle, Bylaw.



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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter C

Accounting Definitions C

Calculate, Capital, Capital Account, Capital Asset, Capital Expenditure, Capital Gain, Capital Goods, Capital Stock, Capitalism, Capitalist, Capitalize, Career, Cash, Cash Basis, Cash Control, Cash Discount, Cash Flow, Chart Of Accounts, Closing, Corporation, Cost, Cost Accounting, Cost of goods sold, Credit Memo, Credits, Current Assets, Current Liabilities, Current Ratio.

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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter D

Accounting Definitions D

Deal, Debate, Debenture, Debits, Debit, Debt, Debtor, Decision, Decisive, Decrease, Deduce, Deduct, Deduction, Deed, Deeded, Default, Defaulter, Deflation, Defraud, Delegate, Delegation, Deletion, Delinquent, Demonetize, Deny:, Dependent, Deplete, Depreciation, Designate, Desk, Determine, Diminutive, Dispense, Dispute, Disqualify, Dissolution, Distribute, Divide, Double-Entry Accounting, Drawing Account, Duplicate.

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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter E

Accounting Definitions

Earn, Earning, Economic, Economical, Economy, Employ, Employee, Employer, Employment, Empower, Endorse, Endow, Endowment, Entrepreneur, Equal, Equation, Equity, Error, Escrow, Estimate, Ethic, Ethical, Exchange, Execute, Executive, Expense Accounts.


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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter F

Accounting Definitions F

Fact Finding, Factor, Factorial, Factorize, Fair Market Value, Fair Trade, Fiduciary, Filing, Finance, Financial, Financiar, Fixed Asset, Forfeit, Fortune, Fraction.



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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter G

Accounting Definitions G

GAAP, Gage, Gain, Gainful, Gainless, Gamble, Gaming, General Ledger, Geometric, Geometry, Goal, Goodwill, Good-will, Great, Gross Income, Growth, Growth Industry, Guarantee, Guaranty.



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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter H

Accounting Definitions H

Habit, Habitual, Habituate, Head-way, Heed, Heir, Heir-loom, Help, Historical Cost, Honest, Honesty, Horizontal.




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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter I

Accounting Definitions I

Ideal, Identical, Illegible, Illegal, Immediate, Immediately, Immerse, Impart, Implement, Implementation, Incentive, Income, Income Accounts, Income Statement, Incorrect, Increase, Increment, Independent, Individual, Indivisible, Infinite, Inflation, Inheritance, Inheritance Tax, Insoluble, Insolvency, Insolvent, Installment Sale, Insurance Premium, Intangible Assets, Integer, Interest, Inventory, Invest, Investment, Itemize.

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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter J

Accounting Definitions J

Join, Joint Account, Journal, Journal Entry, Journalize, Jumble, Jurisdiction.




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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter K

Accounting Definitions K

Kaput, Karat, Keen, Keep track of, Kilo, Kiting, Knowledge, Knowledgeable.




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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter L

Accounting Definitions L

Label, Labor, Laboratory, Laborer, Laborious, Labor Saving, Labor Union, Laminate, Large, Largely, Lavish, Ledger, Legible, Less, Liability, Liable, Line of Credit, Linear Measure, Liquidate, Liquidation, Liquidity, Loan, Long Term Debts.


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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter M

Accounting Definitions M

Margin, Markup, Materials and Supplies.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter N

Accounting Definitions N

Net Earnings, Net Income, Notes Payable, Notes Payable-Short Term, Notes Receivable.




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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter O

Accounting Definitions O

Online Accounting, Other Assets.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter P

Accounting Definitions P

Partnership, Prepaid Expenses, Prepaid Income, Price Earnings Ratio, Profit And Loss Statement, Profit Plan, Proprietorship, Purchases.



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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter Q

Accounting Definitions Q






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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter R

Accounting Definitions R

Retained Earnings, Return On Investment (ROI), Revenue.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter S

Accounting Definitions S

Sales, Sole Proprietorship, Straight-line.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter T

Accounting Definitions T

Trial Balance.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter U

Accounting Definitions U







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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter V

Accounting Definitions V

Variable Cost.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter W

Accounting Definitions W

Withholding.





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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter X

Accounting Definitions X






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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter Y

Accounting Definitions Y






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Bookkeeping Terms Starting With The Letter Z

Accounting Definitions Z






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