TRUST ACCOUNT Definition

Bookmark and Share

TRUST ACCOUNT is a separate bank account, segregated from a brokers own funds, in which the broker is required by state law to deposit all monies collected for clients; in some states called an ESCROW ACCOUNT.

Learn new Accounting Terms

CASH SHORT/OVER ACCOUNT, in retail sales, is where any differences between the cash register tape totals and the actual cash receipts is charged against the cash short and over account. If the ending balance of the account is a debit it is shown on the Income Statement as a miscellaneous expense. If the ending balance of the account is a credit it is shown on the Income Statement as Other Revenue.

CROSS-ACCOUNTING is non-cash payment through the delivery of goods or services to satisfy a liability; a very common practice between subsidiaries of a company. See IN-KIND.

Suggest a Term

Enter Search Term

Enter a term, then click the entry you would like to view.