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.
AUTHORITATIVE PRONOUNCEMENT is a formal declaration of opinion sanctioned by established authority.
AMORTIZATION EXPENSE is the allocation to expenses of the cost of an intangible asset such as goodwill, a patent, bond issue costs, etc.
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