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What is GAAP?

What is GAAP? GAAP stands for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. It is the set of rules and guidelines for U.S. companies to follow. GAAP regulates financial reporting for public companies, private businesses, non-profits, and government authorities. This means that GAAP outlines the procedures to make sure that businesses are recording their financials in the same

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Percentage Completion Method

Percentage Completion Method Example It is important to visually grasp the percentage completion method for full understanding. The following is a percentage of completion method example to help explain how the method works within a company. Bob is a project accountant for Whistle-at-You Construction Co. Because he is the primary project accountant for his company,

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Installment Sales Method

See Also: Accounting Principles Point of Sale Method (POS) Collection Method Percentage of Completion Method Completed Contract Method Installment Sales Definition The Installment Method of revenue recognition under the revenue principle deals with sales that require periodic payments over a specified time period usually established within a contract called the installment sales contract. Installment Sales

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Freight on Board (FOB)

See Also: Ex Works (EXW) How to manage inventory Just in Time Inventory System Inventory Cost Accounting Principles Freight on Board (FOB) Definition Freight on Board, known internationally as Free on Board, are the terms of a transaction within a contract. The terms are there to determine liability and when revenue recognition can take place

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Earnings per Share (EPS)

See Also: Price Earnings Growth Ratio Analysis Price Earnings Ratio Analysis Gross Profit Margin Ratio Analysis Net Profit Margin Analysis Financial Ratios Earnings per Share (EPS) Definition The earnings per share or EPS is the amount of profit that accrues to each shareholder based on their percentage ownerships or amount of shares owned within the

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Cost Recovery Method

See Also: Accounting Principles Point of Sale Method (POS) Installment Method Percentage of Completion Method Completed Contract Method Cost Recovery Method Definition Also known as the collection method, cost recovery method accounting is a way of recognizing revenue under the revenue principle. The method is commonly used in conjunction with companies who do not believe

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Completed Contract Method

See Also: Accounting Principles Percentage of Completion Method Installment Method Point of Sale Method (POS) Cost Recovery Method Completed Contract Method Definition The completed contract method is also known as the contract completion method. It is a form of revenue recognition used for project based accounting such as construction. The completed contract method of accounting records

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Disclosure of Accounting Changes

See Also: Accounting Principles Probable Losses Subsequent Events Business Segments How to Make Dramatic Changes in Business Planning Your Exit Strategy Percentage Completion Method What Your Banker Wants You To Know Accounting Changes Explanation Accounting changes and error corrections are the switch from one principle of accounting to another – like with inventory and recognition

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Accrual Based Accounting GAAP Rules

See Also: Accrual Based Accounting Revenue Recognition Principle — GAAP The revenue recognition principle states that revenue is recognized when earned. In other words, collect the money for services rendered. Revenue is considered earned when the company has fulfilled its obligation to the customer. For example, if a customer orders a product from a company,

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