JOB COSTING Definition

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JOB COSTING, generally, it is the allocation of all time, material and expenses to an individual project or job; specifically, JOB COSTING is normally software based and provides for budgeting, forecasting, collecting and reporting on the expenditure and revenue associated with specific projects or jobs.

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ACCRUAL ACCOUNTING see ACCRUAL BASIS OF ACCOUNTING.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATE is when a company must make assumptions about matters that are "highly uncertain" when the company makes the accounting estimate and either of the following conditions would have a material effect on the company's financial condition, changes in financial condition or results of operations: 1. the company could reasonably have used a different estimate for the current period; or, 2.changes in the estimate are reasonably likely to occur from period to period in the future.

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