TRADE ACCEPTANCE Definition

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TRADE ACCEPTANCE is a draft drawn by the seller of goods upon the buyer who agrees to pay usually by signing "accepted" on the draft along with the buyers signature.

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PROFESSIONAL FEE is that fee charged for services from university trained professionals; primarily doctors, lawyers and accountants. The term is often expanded to include other university trained professions, e.g. pharmacists charging to maintain a medicinal profile of a client or customer.

 

COLLECTION PERIOD (Period Average) is used to appraise accounts receivable (AR). This ratio measures the length of time it takes to convert your average sales into cash. This measurement defines the relationship between accounts receivable and cash flow. A longer average collection period requires a higher investment in accounts receivable. A higher investment in accounts receivable means less cash is available to cover cash outflows, such as paying bills. NOTE: Comparing the two COLLECTION PERIOD ratios (Period Average and Period End) suggests the direction in which AR collections are moving, thereby giving an indication as to potential impacts to cash flow. Formula: ((AR (current) + AR (period ago)/2) / (Net Revenue / 365)

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