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GENERAL CONTROLS Definition
GENERAL CONTROLS, in accounting, are the policies and procedures to assure proper operation of computer systems, including controls over network operations, software acquisition and maintenance, and access security.
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TRADE DATE, in securities, is the actual date on which a trade is initiated or executed.
FIXED EXPENSES in the operation of a business are those expenses that remain the same regardless of production or sales volume, i.e. do not fluctuate with sales volume. Contrast with VARIABLE EXPENSES.