TRAILING Definition

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TRAILING, in time periods, is the most recently completed time period. For example, trailing twelve months would be the twelve-month period which ended on the final day of the last month.

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BUSINESS ENTITY PRINCIPLE is where the business is seen as an entity separate from its owner(s) that keeps and presents financial records and prepares the final accounts and financial statements. The accounting is kept for each entity as a whole (groups of companies must present consolidated accounts and consolidated financial statements).

ORGANIZATIONAL ENABLERS are the skills and knowledge, the tools and resources, and the culture of the organization that will enable it to achieve strategy.

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