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Definition of

accounting reference date


last day included in financial record the nominal last day of a company's accounting reference period, which ends on that date or on one no more than seven days on either side of it

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

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