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Accounts receivable

Money owed by customers.
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Accounts Receivable

1. Money that a customer owes a company for a good or service purchased on credit. Accounts receivable are current assets for a company and are expected to be paid within a short amount of time, often 10, 30, or 90 days. See also: Collection period.

2. A unit within a company's accounting department that deals with accounts receivable.
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accounts receivable

Money owed to a business by customers who have bought goods or services on credit. Accounts receivables are current assets that continually turn into cash as customers pay their bills. Also called receivables.
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Georgia-Pacific Corp., (G-P), Atlanta, Georgia, USA has completed the annual renewal of its US$ 800 million accounts receivable borrowing program, which has been extended through December 9, 2005.
Net investment: Control over key items of working capital, such as accounts receivable, inventory and accounts payable; strategic decisions to invest in plant and equipment; and acquisitions of a business.
In 2003, the GFOA Executive Board approved a recommended practice entitled "Revenue Policy: Accounts Receivable Controls." This recommended practice was initiated by the Committee on Cash Management to underscore the importance of written policies and procedures for managing accounts receivable.

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