ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE RESERVE Definition

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ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE RESERVE is a reserve against bad debt. See also RESERVE and RESERVE ACCOUNTS.

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REASONABLE ASSURANCE, in internal control, is the fact that internal controls, no matter how well designed and operated, cannot guarantee that an entity’s objectives will be met because of inherent limitations in all internal control systems.

REAL ACCOUNTS, also called permanent accounts, are the accounts; asset, liability, reserve and capital; whose balances are not canceled out at the end of an accounting period, but are carried over to the next period. These accounts appear on the post-closing trial balance and the statement of condition (balance sheet).

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