VERTICAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS Definition

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VERTICAL FINANCIAL ANALYSIS allows comparison of the financial ratios of a company in time - past, present and future.

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INVENTORY ACCUMULATION is a buildup of inventory caused primarily by unplanned events, e.g., sales not meeting expectation.

LATIN AMERICAN MODEL is an accounting model. There are other accounting systems which differ from the U.S. accounting model. U.S. GAAP and FASB standards are not the only accounting principles used internationally; for example, many countries reverse the U.S. debit and credit system. Many countries with high rates of inflation account for inflation in financial reports much more than the U.S. does. Also, for any company operating internationally there is the currency exchange translation problem when consolidating financial statements.

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