INVENTORY SHRINKAGE Definition

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INVENTORY SHRINKAGE is a reduction in the physical amount of inventory that is not easily explainable. The most common cause of shrinkage is theft.

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OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS includes long-term assets not included into the investments, fixed, or intangible assets categories. Those other assets may be that part of prepaid expenses that will start expiring more than a year after the balance sheet date, or the cash surrender value of life insurance on company officers, etc.

BOND DISCOUNT is the excess of a bond face value over issued price.

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