ACCOUNTING INCOME Definition

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ACCOUNTING INCOME is the income derived through historical accrual based accounting. Income = the change in net assets occurring during the period excluding transactions with owners; i.e. transaction based.

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ADJUSTMENT can be either: 1. an increase or decrease to an account resulting from ADJUSTING ENTRIES; or, 2. changing an account balance due to some event, e.g., adjustment of an account due to the return of merchandise for credit.

LIFO RESERVE is the difference between the ending inventory under LIFO and FIFO (or other method that might be chosen).

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