COST UNIT Definition

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COST UNIT is a functional cost unit which establishes standard cost per workload element of activity, based on calculated activity ratios converted to cost ratios.

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INTERNALLY GENERATED refers to the creation of either tangible or intangible results within the confines of one entity, e.g. internally generated funds are those funds that are realized through the efforts or operations of the entity itself, i.e. the funds were not borrowed or realized through other external means.

EQUITY ACCOUNTING is the practice of showing in a companys accounts the share of undistributed profits of another company in which it holds equity ownership (usually below 50%). The share of profit shown is usually equal to its share of the equity in the other company. The profit may not actually be paid over, but the equity holding company has a right to this share of the undistributed profit.

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