EXAMINATION Definition

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EXAMINATION, in an audit, is evaluating the preparation of  prospective statements, support underlying assumptions, and presentation. The accountant reports whether, in his
or her opinion, the statements conform to AICPA guidelines and assumptions provide a reasonable basis for the responsible party's forecast. The accountant should be independent, proficient, plan the engagement, supervise assistants, and obtain sufficient evidence to provide a reasonable basis for the report.

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ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION is the primary legal document of a corporation; they serve as a corporations constitution. The articles are filed with the state government to begin corporate existence. The articles contain basic information on the corporation as required by state law.

PURCHASE RETURNS is a contra purchase account that records all credits from returned inventory purchases.

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