ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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EQUITY is, normally, ownership or percentage of ownership in a company or items of value.
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INCOME THEORIES try to identify the real profit of an organization. The difficulty here is that you need to define whose income you are measuring, and that limiting income measurements to things that can be given a price devalues goods and services that are difficult or impossible to price.
COOKING THE BOOKS is when a company fraudulently misrepresents the financial condition of a company by providing false or misleading information.