NEGATIVE ASSURANCE Definition

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NEGATIVE ASSURANCE, in accounting, is a statement of what the CPA does not know as opposed to what the CPA believes (positive assurance). A statement that the CPA was "not aware of material modifications that should be made to financial statements for them to conform with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles" is negative assurance used in review reports.

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INTEGRATED FINANCIAL MODEL is normally a spreadsheet based financial model that integrates all projected revenues and costs from all activity into financial performance pro-forma projections over time. Dependent upon the complexity of the model, the output can be at a very high level (non-complex) to highly granular output (higher degree of complexity).

CARRY FORWARD (CF) is data items that will always carry forward into subsequent transactions. If the item is allowed per the required/conditional matrix and no entry is made, the new transaction will reflect the data from the most current record. For example, if the new transaction to be added is current (in sequence), the CF data item will carry forward the data from the prior active record. If the new transaction to be added is out-of-sequence and no entry is made, the CF data item will reflect the data from the current status record. If the item is not allowed, the new transaction will reflect the data from the prior active record.

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