OVERALL REVIEW Definition

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OVERALL REVIEW, in accounting, is the stage of the audit where the assessment of conclusions reached and evaluation of the overall financial statement presentation. The overall review includes reading the financial statements and notes and considering adequacy of evidence gathered in response to unusual or unexpected balances. Results of an overall review may indicate the need for additional evidence.

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DISCLOSURE PRINCIPLE states that any and all information that affects the full understanding of a companys financial statements must be include with the financial statements. Some items may not affect the ledger accounts directly. These would be included in the form of accompanying notes. Examples of such items are outstanding lawsuits, tax disputes, and company takeovers.

OPEN TO BUY is the dollar amount budgeted by a business for inventory purchases for a specific time period.

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