ADVISORY SERVICES Definition

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ADVISORY SERVICES is a consulting service in which the CPA develops the findings, conclusions, and recommendations presented for client decision-making.
This differs from attestation, where the CPA expresses a conclusion about a written assertion of another.

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BUSINESS PLAN is a description of a business (normally over a 1-5 year period). A basic business plan includes: product(s) and/or service(s), the market, competitor analysis, the key people involved, financing needs, and the financial rewards if the business plan is implemented successfully. A well-prepared business plan plays two important roles, firstly, it is a useful management tool that can help management plot a course for the company, and secondly, it is a vital sales tool that will impress funding sources, e.g., venture capitalists or the board of directors, with managements planning ability and general competence. Other things being equal, a well prepared business plan will increase a companys chances of obtaining a financial commitment to fund the business.

BASLE COMMITTEE was set up by the Bank for International Settlements and is based in Basle. The Committee drew up international capital adequacy standards for banks and was once known as the Cooke Committee, after a former chairman.

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