UNCOLLECTIBLE ACCOUNT EXPENSE Definition

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UNCOLLECTIBLE ACCOUNT EXPENSE, also known as a bad-debt expense, is that expense incurred in the unsuccessful attempt to realize payment of a Account Receivable. Uncollectible account expenses must be incurred in the time period in which the related sales are made, e.g. an AR that originates from a credit sale in January and is determined to be uncollectible in June represents an expense in January.

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OFFSOURCE, slang, is to outsource to an offshore location to primarily save on the cost of labor. See OUTSOURCE.

CONTINUING ACCOUNTING SIGNIFICANCE means matters normally included in the permanent audit documentation, such as the analysis of balance sheet accounts, and those relating to contingencies. Such information from a prior year is used by the auditor in the current year's audit and is updated each year.

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