FRESH START ACCOUNTING Definition

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FRESH START ACCOUNTING, upon emergence from bankruptcy, the consolidated financial statements of the "Successor Company" apply the provisions of fresh start accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Under fresh start accounting, a new reporting entity, the 'Successor Company', is deemed to be created, and the recorded amounts of assets and liabilities are adjusted to reflect their fair value. As a result, the reported historical financial statements of the 'Predecessor Company' generally are not comparable to those of the "Successor Company".

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RESTRICTION CONTROL, in accounting, is one type of inference control over output from a database.  To prevent a user who has access only to summary information from inferring details of a particular record the user can see the results from only five or more records combined, not fewer than five records.

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