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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INCREMENTAL COST OF CAPITAL is the weighted cost of the additional capital raised in a given period. Weighted cost of capital, also called composite cost of capital, is the weighted average of costs applicable to the issues of debt and classes of equity that compose the firm's capital structure. Also called marginal cost of capital.

BUSINESS ANALYST, in securities/investment industry, is a person with expertise in evaluating financial investments; a business analyst performs investment research and makes recommendations to institutional and retail investors to buy, sell, or hold; most analysts specialize in a single industry or business sector.

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