Financial Practices

Oct
4
2012

Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable

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Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable

What It Is Accounts receivable (A/R) and accounts payable (A/P) are recordings on a company’s financial statements that show how much is owed to the company and how much the company owes, respectively. On a balance sheet, businesses want to see a higher A/R and a lower A/P. A/R is …

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Sep
30
2012
Systems Thinking - BONUS

What It Is Systems thinking is a way of understanding reality that emphasizes the relationship and connections among a system’s parts, rather than the individual parts themselves.[1]  For example, consider a person with a cold. While you can treat the symptoms, systems thinking would require that you look at the …

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Nov
15
2011
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

What It Is Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, is the standard set of rules and guidelines that “specify the financial accounting principles and procedures that firms must use, and the kinds of estimates and judgments that managers must make in applying those principles.”[1] There are different sets of accounting …

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