TRIAL BALANCE Definition

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TRIAL BALANCE is a listing of the accounts in your general ledger and their balances as of a specified date. A trial balance is usually prepared at the end of an accounting period and is used to see if additional adjustments are required to any of the balances. Since the basic accounting system relies on double-entry bookkeeping, a trial balance will have the same total debit amount as it has total credit amounts.

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GROSS PAY is employee salary prior to the application of taxes and other deductions.

NOMINAL CAPITAL is total face value of authorized issuable capital.

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