AUTHORIZED CAPITAL STOCK Definition

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AUTHORIZED CAPITAL STOCK is the maximum number of shares of common stock that can be issued under a companys Articles of Incorporation. Issued shares are normally less than the number of authorized shares.

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SCOPE PARAGRAPH, in accounting, is the paragraph in the audit report that explains the scope of the engagement.

INTERNAL CONTROLS include policies and procedures that (a) pertain to the maintenance of accurate and reasonably detailed records, (b) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are properly recorded and authorized, and (c) safeguard assets.

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