JOURNAL Definition

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JOURNAL, in accounting transactions, is where transactions are recorded as they occur.

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DEFERRED EXPENDITURE is an expenditure for which payment has been made or a liability incurred but which is carried forward on the presumption that it will be of benefit over a subsequent period or periods. This is also referred to as deferred revenue expenditure.

GENERAL CONTROLS, in accounting, are the policies and procedures to assure proper operation of computer systems, including controls over network operations, software acquisition and maintenance, and access security.

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