AAT Definition

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AAT, in Great Britain, is Association of Accounting Technicians.

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SENIOR DEBT/NOTE are loans or debt securities that have a claim prior to junior obligations and equity on a corporation's assets in the event of a liquidation.

INDUCTIVE ACCOUNTING THEORY (scientific method) assumes accounting standards are somewhat like evolution of a species in nature --- survival of the fittest. It relies heavily upon controlled experimentation (e.g., behavioral accounting research) and statistical testing (e.g., capital markets "events" studies of the impact of accounting information on market prices and volume of transactions).

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