ACCOUNTING TERMS - ACCOUNTING DICTIONARY - ACCOUNTING GLOSSARY
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LISTING is a written contract between an agent and a principal giving authorization to the agent to perform services for the principal involving the principal's property; or, a record of a property for sale by a broker who has been authorized by the owner of the property to be sold.
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OPINION PARAGRAPH is the paragraph in the audit report that expresses the auditor's
conclusions. The wording of the standard, unqualified opinion paragraph is: "In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of XYZ Company at December 31, year A, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles."
GAAP is Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (less common).