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Definition of

accounting period


time between financial reports a length of time for which businesses may prepare internal accounts so as to monitor progress on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. Accounts are generally prepared for external purposes on an annual basis.

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Definitions of ’accounting period’ and meaning of ’accounting period’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’accounting period’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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