CONVENTION is an agreement, principle or statement expressed or implied that is used to solve given types of problems. Conventions allow a standardized approach to problem solving and behavior in certain situations. For example, placing debits on the right and credits on the left of an account is termed an accounting convention.
INTERNAL CONTROL SYSTEM is a formalized system intended to provide reasonable assurance that the objectives of a program as a whole are met, e.g. financial control, quality control or process control.
REGULAR SETTLEMENT is 1) For short-term or U.S. Treasury securities, the settlement, or payment and delivery, is the next business day after the trade date. 2) For corporate notes, bonds and municipal securities, settlement is in five business days. 3) For mortgage-backed securities, settlement is after the 15th of the month. 4) For Eurodollar Certificates of Deposit, settlement is two business days after the trade date. Also known as "Regular Way.'
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