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Accounts Receivable

The sum of the monies owed to a person or enterprise which was incurred in the course of business transactions and not supported by negotiable paper.
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ac·counts re·ceiv·a·ble

(AR, A/R) (ă-kownts' rĕ-sē'vă-bĕl)
The aggregate of money owed to the health care practice by all patients and/or insurers.
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Fast-growing companies require more working capital, particularly companies that extend credit to their customers instead of collecting cash payments by creating an asset known as accounts receivable. Accounts receivable work much like a loan, wherein a company sells their good to a customer on credit, Each month that customer pays the agreed-upon payment back to the company until the customer pays back in full that receivable (i.e., loan).
In average cost approach the time value of money is not explicitly taken into account and there is no distinction between out-of-pocket holding cost and opportunity costs due to investment of funds in inventory as well as in accounts receivable. Moreover, the effect of delayed revenue realization because of credit period given to customers cannot be captured by the average cost approach.
On an accounts receivable line, Northrim also analyzes the borrower's collection history, bad debt write-offs, industry, and concentration of customers.
At trial, James and Marc Maguire testified that their accountants had advised them to effectuate the accounts receivable transactions at the end of the years in question, and a partner from the accounting firm testified that he had given this advice.
* Where possible, automated systems should be used to facilitate the processing and reconciliation of accounts receivable
Miles sold $9,000 in accounts receivables to the Caramon Group, a Maryland-based factoring company with offices in Chicago.
As a consequence of these reviews, on February 20, 2014, Pemex asserted that a significant portion of the accounts receivables recorded by Banamex in connection with the Pemex accounts receivable financing programme were fraudulent and that the valid receivables were substantially less than the USD 585m referenced above.
A customer-intimate credit manager not only clears the path to payment and improves accounts receivables, but can also form the strongest of bonds by understanding and analyzing customer behavioral information to ensure the relationship is sustained.
Credit is tied to a company's current assets, primarily accounts receivables.
The hospital helped us obtain the finds necessary to pay our initial bills until our accounts receivables started to catch up.
Swiss Post, through its subsidiary PostFinance, has established a new company, Debtors Service Ltd, which will offer Swiss enterprises a new product that includes accounts receivables management, Prefinancing and payment guarantee.
A typical business that extends credit will have 10% to 20% of its annual sales tied up in accounts receivables at any given time, adds Jones.

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