ARREARS Definition

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ARREARS is an unpaid overdue debt, or the state of being behind in payments, e.g. an account in arrears.

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SUBSEQUENT EVENTS affect the client and occur between the balance sheet date and issuance of the financial statements. Some such events provide additional evidence about conditions that existed at the balance sheet date, such as the bankruptcy of a customer with a history of financial difficulty. The financial statements are adjusted to reflect this evidence. Conditions that did not exist at the balance sheet date, such as fire that destroyed the client's plant after the balance sheet date, may be so significant as to require disclosure.

COLLATERALIZE is to pledge property as security (collateral) for a debt.

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