Accounting Manual


DEFINITION of 'Accounting Manual'

A manual that contains pertinent accounting rules and other information for a business or organization. Accounting manuals can contain guidelines for various policies and procedures. They also often specify organizational rules and standards for corporate accounts.

BREAKING DOWN 'Accounting Manual'

The classification of the various types of accounts used by a company or organization is frequently referred to as a chart. This chart is also usually included in an accounting manual. These manuals will differ from one organization to another depending on the type and size of the organization.

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  1. Can working capital be depreciated?

    Working capital as current assets cannot be depreciated the way long-term, fixed assets are. In accounting, depreciation ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Do working capital funds expire?

    While working capital funds do not expire, the working capital figure does change over time. This is because it is calculated ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. How much working capital does a small business need?

    The amount of working capital a small business needs to run smoothly depends largely on the type of business, its operating ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What does high working capital say about a company's financial prospects?

    If a company has high working capital, it has more than enough liquid funds to meet its short-term obligations. Working capital, ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How can working capital affect a company's finances?

    Working capital, or total current assets minus total current liabilities, can affect a company's longer-term investment effectiveness ... Read Full Answer >>
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