ACCRUED EXPENSES Definition

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ACCRUED EXPENSES are expenses incurred during an accounting period for which payment is postponed.

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INCUR is acquiring or getting into something undesirable or making oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to, e.g. to incur a cost or debt.

OPERATING EXPENSES BUDGET forecasts all of the elements of a business' operating expenses, such as salaries, rent, depreciation, and others. Some of these expenses are fixed and some are variable (in other words, based on another metric, such as revenues). While the Operating Expenses Budget represents an estimate of future expenses, this is an accrual-based accounting figure, and it is the Disbursements for Operating Expenses Budget, a component of the Operating Expenses Budget, that drives a company's cash flows.

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