ACCOUNTING RECORDS Definition

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ACCOUNTING RECORDS are the records of initial accounting entries and supporting records, such as checks and records of electronic fund transfers; invoices; contracts; the general and subsidiary ledgers; journal entries and other adjustments to the financial statements that are not reflected in journal entries; and records, such as work sheets and spreadsheets, supporting cost allocations, computations, reconciliations, and disclosures.

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GROSS PROFIT MARGIN ANALYSIS indicates what the companys pricing policy is and what the true mark-up margins are. Calculated by: Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue. See GROSS PROFIT MARGIN ON SALES for more in-depth definition.

SELLING SHORT is selling securities not yet owned by the seller in anticipation of declining market prices. At some point in the future, the seller covers the sale by purchas­ing and delivering the securities.

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