ASSURANCE ENGAGEMENT Definition

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ASSURANCE ENGAGEMENT is an engagement in which an accountant issues a report
designed to enhance the degree of confidence of third parties and management about the outcome of an evaluation or measurement of financial statements (subject matter) against an applicable financial reporting framework (criteria).

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ADMINISTRATIVE RECEIVER is an Insolvency practitioner appointed when a company goes into receivership (work out). A company may go straight to administrative receivership, presided over by an administrative receiver, usually known simply as the receiver.

FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING is a process geared at avoiding the liquidation of the Company. Usually it involves agreement by third parties to satisfy creditors claims under certain terms and conditions. Financial restructuring may also be carried out by concluding an agreement with all creditors of the Company under which creditors will be paid on somewhat different terms than those initially accepted by the Company when credit and loans were extended. This form of financial restructuring enables the Company to continue its operations and minimize creditors' losses. See also RESTRUCTURING.

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