FINRA Definition

Bookmark and Share

FINRA is Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. FINRA is the largest self-regulatory organization for the securities industry in the United States. FINRA has primary responsibility for the regulation of NASDAQ and the over-the-counter securities markets.

Learn new Accounting Terms

RUNNING TOTAL is the sum of any given set of numbers that is incremented/decremented as additional numbers become available over time. For example, a retail store makes sales throughout a time period; the running total is the sum of their sales, including returns/credits, at any given point of time during that time period: day, week, month, quarter, and year.

SAFETY STOCK (SS) or security stock ensures that the item is available up to the pre-defined required service level, even when the re-ordered material arrives later then expected, or the fluctuations in demand during the lead-time cause the demand to be larger then expected. See also STOCK RESERVE.

Suggest a Term

Enter Search Term

Enter a term, then click the entry you would like to view.