FIXED FEE Definition

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FIXED FEE is a set price for the completion of a project. It is easier for the customer to budget, but provides higher risk for the contractor due to cost overruns.

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CAPITALIZATION RATE, also known as CAP RATE, is the rate of return a property will produce on the owners investment. It is stated as a rate of interest or discount rate used to convert a series of future payments into a single present value. In real estate, the rate includes annual capital recovery in addition to interest.

TOPSIDE ACCOUNTING ADJUSTMENTS/DEVICES is an illegal practice to where accountants manipulate its accounting practices to close gaps between actual operating results and results reported to the investing public. Accountants then falsely represent to the public that their audits were conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and that an entitys financial reports fairly represent the entitys financial condition and were prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

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