ACCOUNTING PERIOD Definition

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ACCOUNTING PERIOD is the time period for which accounts are prepared, usually one year.

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BIG BATH is a business strategy in which a company manipulates its income statement to make poor results look even worse. Strategy being that the following year will show significant improvement. Big bath is sometimes employed by new CEOs to make their first years results more impressive by employing big bath accounting to prior year results.

TOTAL CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING accounts for inflows and outflows of cash resulting from debt issuance and financing, the issuance of any new stock, dividend payments, and any repurchase of existing stock.

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