ACCOUNTING AND REVIEW SERVICES are governed by official pronouncements covering compilation and review engagements. Compilation is presenting in the form of financial statements information that is the representation of management (owners) without expressing assurance. Review is inquiry and analytical procedures to provide the accountant a basis for expressing limited assurance that there are no material modifications that should be made to the statements for them to be in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
HORIZONTAL COMBINATION is a business combination of companies with similar functions in the production or sale of comparable products.
CROSS-FOOTING is the addition of columns of figures in different ways to check the accuracy of the totals, e.g. vertically and horizontally deriving the same total in a spreadsheet.
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