FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CONFIRMATION REQUEST Definition

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTION CONFIRMATION REQUEST is a confirmation sent to the client's bank or other financial institution asking the bank to confirm directly to the auditor information about balances at a particular date.

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ACCRUAL CONCEPT see ACCRUAL BASIS OF ACCOUNTING.

STOCKTAKING is the process of counting and evaluating stock-in-trade, usually at an organizations year end in order to value the total stock for preparation of the accounts. In more sophisticated organizations, in which permanent stock records are maintained, stock is counted on a random basis throughout the year to compare quantities counted with the quantities that appear in the, usually, computerized records.

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