Creative Accounting

Business / Accounting / Creative Accounting: A questionable! means of making a companies figures appear more (or less) appealing to shareholders etc. An example is 'branding' where the 'value' of a brand name is added to intangible assets which increases shareholders funds (and therefore decreases the gearing ). Capitalizing expenses is another method (ie. moving them to the assets section rather than declaring them in the Profit & Loss account).

Other Words for Creative

Creative Noun Synonyms: imaginative, inventive, originative, artistic, original, ingenious, resourceful

Financial Accounting

Business / Accounting / Financial Accounting: The area of accounting concerned with reporting financial information to interested external parties. MORE

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Business / Accounting / Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB): The private organization responsible for establishing the standards for financial accounting and reporting in the United States. MORE

Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP)

Business / Finance / Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP): The sum of taxes, charges, and miscellaneous income taken in at the state and local level while neglecting overlapping revenue which may be erroneously counted twice. MORE