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VALUES is the beliefs of a person, corporation or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something), e.g. corporations formalize their ideals through publication of 'Corporate Values'.

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PRINCIPLES-BASED ACCOUNTING provides for few exact rules and little implementation guidance. Instead, general principles are put forward and companies must ensure that their financial statements fairly and accurately represent these principles. Proponents argue that this type of system does not allow for less than ethical financial engineering, where complex transactions are undertaken in order to get around following specific rules-based accounting standards. Critics believe a principles-based system allows too much leeway for companies, because they generally do not have to follow specific rules, only wide-arching principles. See also RULES-BASED ACCOUNTING.

WRITE-UP SERVICE is the provisioning of all reporting requirements of bookkeeping and accounting services. The following is a non-exhaustive list of reporting services provided:

  • 1099s report preparation for subcontractors
  • Bank account reconciliation
  • Check coding
  • Fixed asset schedules
  • Maintenance of general ledger
  • Payroll deposit calculations
  • Payroll tax filings
  • Personal property tax returns
  • Preparation of internal financial statements

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