ACCOUNT-CLASSIFICATION METHOD Definition

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ACCOUNT-CLASSIFICATION METHOD, also called account analysis, is a cost estimation method that requires a study of an account in the general ledger. The experienced analysts use the account information as well as their own judgment to determine how costs will behave in the future.

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CORE COMPETENCY is a specific factor that a business believes as being central to the way it, or its employees work. A core competency normally fulfils three key criteria:

  • It provides customer benefits
  • It is not easy for competitors to imitate or duplicate
  • It can be leveraged widely to many products and markets.

PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITY usually is defined as including activities that have economic value in the marketplace. A more contemporary definition of productive activity includes any activity that produces a valued good or service, even if it is not actually paid for.

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