ASSURANCE Definition

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ASSURANCE has been defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as "Independent Professional Services that improve information quality or its context". Such services are very broad and could include assessments of various industries, e.g., Internet security or quality of health facilities.

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EDGAR is Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval. EDGAR is an electronic system developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EDGAR permits companies to electronically file documents required for securities offerings and ongoing disclosure obligations with the SEC. EDGAR became fully operational mid-1995.

CASH BILL is a documented receipt of cash payment as opposed to an invoice or promise to pay.

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