GAAP | GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES
Published at : 12 Nov 2020
It is a set of rules, conventions, standards, and procedures for reporting financial information, as established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board are called Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
These are the common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements. GAAP are a combination of standards (set by policy boards) and simply the commonly accepted ways of recording and reporting accounting information.
GAAP is to be followed by companies so that investors have a optimum level of consistency in the financial statements they use when analysing companies for investment purposes. GAAP cover such aspects like revenue recognition, balance sheet item classification and outstanding share measurements.
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