ACCOUNTING RATIO Definition

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ACCOUNTING RATIO is the result of dividing one financial statement item by another. Ratios help analysts interpret financial statements by focusing on specific relationships.

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PERIODIC VALUATION allows for the determination on future dates the value of assets, portfolios, etc. with the idea of setting a new standard cost or value to those assets. Such revaluations, up or down, are then posted as the new standard cost or value. See REVALUATION.

CASHIERS CHECK; also known as a bank check, official check, tellers check, bank draft or treasurers check; is a check guaranteed by a bank. They are normally treated as cash because most banks clear them instantly.

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