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Financial statement

A report of basic accounting data that helps investors understand a firm's financial history and activities.

Financial Statement

Any list of the assets and liabilities of a company designed to show its financial health, profits or losses, and/or other variables. The two most common financial statements are the balance sheet and the income statement. Publicly-traded companies and some others are legally required to publish certain financial statements.

financial statement

A report providing financial statistics relative to a given part of an organization's operations or status. The two most common financial statements are the balance sheet and the income statement. See also comparative financial statements.

financial statement

A semi-itemized list of the assets and liabilities of a person or entity as of a point in time,and the revenues and expenses over a representative month or over a period of time such as one year. Do not confuse with financing statement.

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"The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report informs parents and other stakeholders about the financial and economic state of the district, making it an important communications tool for building trust and engaging with the school community."
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Unless otherwise specified, pronouncements of the GASB apply to financial reports of all state and local governmental entities, including general purpose governments, public benefit corporations and authorities, public employee retirement systems, utilities, hospitals and other healthcare providers, and colleges and universities.

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