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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FISCAL PERIOD is a unit of time (corresponding to calendar months) into which the fiscal year is divided. Period 1 is July 1st through July 31st, and so on. An extra accrual period also exists. See 13TH PERIOD.

GROSS RECEIPTS is the total amount received prior to the deduction of any allowances, discounts, credits, etc.

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