Accounts Receivable Ledger
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Accounts Receivable Ledger: A subsidiary ledger which holds the accounts of a business's customers. A single control account is held in the nominal ledger which shows the total balance of all the accounts in the sales ledger.
Note Receivable: A claim against a debtor, evidenced by an unconditional written promise to pay a certain sum of money on or before a specified future date.
Nominal Ledger: A ledger which holds all the nominal accounts of a business. Where the business uses a subsidiary ledger like the sales ledger to hold customer details, the nominal ledger will usually inclu . . . View Full Definition
Number Of Days Sales In Receivables: A measure of the average number of days it takes to collect a credit sale: computed by dividing 365 days by the accounts receivable turnover.
Personal Accounts: These are the accounts of a business's customers and suppliers. They are usually held in the Sales and Purchase Ledgers.
Pro-Forma Accounts (Pro-Forma Financial Statements): A set of accounts prepared before the accounts have been officially audited. Often done for internal purposes or to brief shareholders or the press.
Nominal Accounts: Accounts that are closed to a zero balance at the end of each accounting period: temporary accounts generally appearing on the income statement.
Purchase Ledger: A subsidiary ledger which holds the accounts of a business's suppliers. A single control account is held in the nominal ledger which shows the total balance of all the accounts in the purcha . . . View Full Definition
Medical Savings Accounts (MSA): Savings accounts designated for out-of-pocket medical expenses. In an MSA, employers and individuals are allowed to contribute to a savings account on a pre-tax basis and carry over the unus . . . View Full Definition
Memorandum Accounts: A name for the accounts held in a subsidiary ledger. Eg. the accounts in a sales ledger .