ACCOUNT DISTRIBUTION Definition

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ACCOUNT DISTRIBUTION is the process by which debits and credits are identified to the correct accounts.

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DISCRETIONARY SPENDING consists of US government expenditures that are set on an annual basis. It is a budget that members of Congress can adjust on a yearly basis. Examples of discretionary spending in the United States:

-defense budget
-education
-Environmental Protection Agency
-Department of Veterans Affairs

When looking to cut costs, lawmakers usually look to trimming discretionary spending. See MANDATORY SPENDING.

DUAL DATE is when a major event comes to the auditor's attention between the report date and issuance of the report; the financial statements may include the event as an adjustment or disclosure. The auditor dual dates the audit report (as of the end of workpaper review, except footnote XX, which is dated later).

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