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Accounts payable

Money owed to suppliers.

Accounts Payable

1. Money owed for a good or service purchased on credit. Accounts payable are a current liability for a company and are expected to be paid within a short amount of time, often 10, 30, or 90 days.

2. A unit within a company's accounting department that deals with accounts payable, managing credit lines, purchase orders, and audit reports.

accounts payable

Money a business owes to others. Accounts payable are current liabilities incurred in the normal course of business as a firm purchases goods or services with the understanding that payment is due at a later date. If a firm pays cash for all of its purchases, no accounts payable will appear on that firm's balance sheet.

accounts payable

see CREDITORS.