EXISTENCE Definition

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EXISTENCE, in accounting, deals with whether assets or liabilities exist at a given date. For example, management asserts that finished goods inventories in the balance sheet are available for sale.

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REBATE is a. payment to a customer upon completion of a purchase as an inducement or sales promotion tactic; b. unearned interest refunded to borrower if the loan is paid off prior to maturity; c. amount paid back or credit allowed because of an over-collection or the return of an object sold (i.e., a refund).

YANKEE CD is a Certificate of Deposit issued in the United States through the branch of a foreign bank, but denomi­nated in U.S. dollars.

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