TOTAL LIABILITIES Definition

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TOTAL LIABILITIES is all the obligations of the company, i.e. includes Total Current Liabilities, Long Term Debt, and any other miscellaneous liabilities the entity may have listed separately.

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ACCOUNT ANALYSIS is a way to measure cost behavior. It selects a volume-related cost driver and classifies each account from the accounting records as a fixed or variable cost. The cost accountant then looks at each cost account balance and estimates either the variable cost per unit of cost driver activity or the periodic fixed cost.

DISTRIBUTION TO OWNERS is payment of earnings to owners of a business organization in the form of a dividend. A dividend is a distribution to a corporations stockholders usually in cash; sometimes in the corporations stock and much less frequently in property (usually other securities).

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