WORKING CAPITAL Definition

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WORKING CAPITAL (WC) is current assets minus current liabilities; also called net current assets or current capital. It measures the margin of protection for current creditors. It reflects the ability to finance current operations.

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CREDITORS CONTROL ACCOUNT reflects the total amount owed to all the individual creditors. The balance of the creditors control account must equal the total of the creditors list, which represents the amounts owed by the individual creditors obtained from the individual balances in the various subsidiary ledger accounts for each creditor. This subsidiary ledger is known as the creditors ledger.

CHIPS is Clearing House Interbank Payment System. A computerized payment system for clearing checks in New York.

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