IN THE BLACK Definition

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IN THE BLACK means making money; the opposite of "in the red."

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PREDECESSOR AUDITOR is the auditor of a client for a prior year who no longer audits that client.

DERIVATIVE CONTRACT is, generally, a financial contract the value of which is derived from the values of one or more underlying assets, reference rates, or indices of asset values, or credit-related events. Derivative contracts include interest rate, foreign exchange rate, equity, precious metals, commodity, and credit contracts, and any other instruments that pose similar risks. See DERIVATIVE.

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