ACCOUNTING RESEARCH BULLETINS Definition

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ACCOUNTING RESEARCH BULLETINS (ARBs) were issued years ago to set generally
accepted accounting principles. Some have not been superseded by pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Those old pronouncements still qualify as generally accepted accounting principles.

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VEST / VESTING / VESTED, in law, is to give a secured right of present or future award. An entity has a vested right to an asset that cannot be taken away by a third party, even if physical possession of the asset has not yet been realized.

WIP is an acronym for Work in Process/Progress. Usually refers to inventory that has value added from labor or additional processing. When considered for inventory value, the value of the raw material plus the value added component is accounted for in determining the value of that inventory at that point in the process.

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