ATTORNEY'S LETTER is signed by the client's lawyer and addressed to the auditor It is the auditor's primary means to corroborate information furnished by management about litigation, claims, and assessments.
DOUBLE ACCOUNTING is the un-intentional, or sometimes fraudulently intentional, double counting of assets or liabilities, or any other datasets, which, in the end, give an inaccurate view of what the data really means. In accounting, this is usually caused by a multiplicity of entries of the same data which, in the end, causes confusion or financial reporting inaccuracies.
DUTY is a tax imposed by a customs authority on imported goods. Often used interchangeably with the term "tariff."
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