DIRECT MATERIAL Definition

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DIRECT MATERIAL is the cost of raw materials and components that can easily and economically be identified either with individual units of production or with a responsibility center.

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PEER REVIEW, in accounting, is a practice monitoring program in which the audit documentation of one CPA firm is periodically reviewed by independent partners of other firms to determine that it conforms to the standards of the profession.

SHRINKAGE is: 1. the amount by which something shrinks; 2. process or result of becoming less or smaller (Example: "The material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage") or, 3. the act of stealing goods that are on display in a store (Example: "Shrinkage" is the retail trades euphemism for shoplifting).

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