Terms – A


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Terms Beginning With 'A'

Abnormal Spoilage

Absolute Advantage

Absorption Costing

Accelerated Cost Recovery System…

Accelerated Depreciation

Account Analysis Method

Account in Accounting

Accounting Cycle

Accounting Definition

Accounting Equation

Accounting Information System

Accounting Ledger

Accounting Period

Accounting Rate of Return

Accounting Ratios

Accounting System

Accounting Terms – British…

Accounts Payable (AP)

Accounts Payable Trial Balance

Accredited Asset Management Specialist…

Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor…

Accredited Financial Counselor

Accredited Investment Fiduciary

Accredited Wealth Management Advisor…

Accrual Basis


Acid-Test Ratio


Activity-Based Accounting

Actual Accounting Rate of…

Actual Costing

Actual Costs

Adjunct Account

Adjusted Trial Balance

Adjusting Entries

Administrative Controls

After-Hours Trading

Aggressive Investing

Aging Method

All Financial Resources

Allowable Costs

Allowance for Uncollectible Accounts

Allowance Method

Alternative Investment

Alternative Minimum Tax

American Accounting Association (AAA)

Amount Due

Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

Angel Investor

Annual Income

Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Annual Percentage Rate (APR)

Annual Percentage Yield (APY)



Annuity Definition

Annuity Exclusion Ratio

Annuity Fund

Applicable Federal Rate (AFR)

Applied Factory Overhead

Appraisal Costs

Appropriation of Retained Earnings


Asset Allocation

Asset Management

Asset Protection Trust


Assets Under Management (AUM)


Auditor’s Report

Authorized Stock

Automated Clearing House (ACH)


Average Collection Period

Average Cost

Average True Range (ATR)