CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Definition

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CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (CPA) is an accountant licensed to practice public accounting.

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CONTRIBUTION MARGIN (CM) is the difference between sales and the variable costs of the product or service, also called marginal income. It is the amount of money available to cover fixed costs and generate profits.

GAAP is Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (less common).

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