GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STANDARDS Definition

Bookmark and Share

GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STANDARDS (GAAS), in the US, are the broad rules and guidelines set down by the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In carrying out work for a client, a certified public accountant would apply the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) if they fail to do so, they can be held to be in violation of the AICPAs code of professional ethics.

Learn new Accounting Terms

FUNCTIONAL CURRENCY, generally, is the currency of record for any given entity. Within the context of foreign currency, it is the currency which a foreign subsidiary handles on a day-to-day basis in generating net cash flows. It is normally the currency of the country in which the subsidiary operates, but may be the currency of the parent company.

GOODS, generally, is cargo shipped by land, sea or air. In asset-based finance, the term goods refers to equipment or inventory.

Suggest a Term

Enter Search Term

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