CONSISTENCY PRINCIPLE Definition

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CONSISTENCY PRINCIPLE requires accountants to apply the same methods and procedures from period to period. When they change a method from one period to another they must explain the change clearly on the financial statements.

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WINDOW DRESSING is the act or an instance of making something appear deceptively attractive or favorable. Usually using something, e.g. inflated sales projections, to create a deceptively favorable or attractive impression.

LIQUIDATION is the selling of all the assets of a debtor and the use of the cash proceeds of the sale to pay off creditors.

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