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accrual

A term of art referring to the number of patients in a study or clinical trial.

accrual,

n continually recurring short-term liabilities. Examples are accrued wages, taxes, and interest.
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In accrual accounting, the accrued interest on the loan payment for the year is $3,500 ($292 for January).
In the Canadian case, the implementation of accrual accounting can be "largely attributed to coercive and normative influences of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and mimetic isomorphism with other members of the federal government's organizational field" (Baker & Rennie, 2006, p.
However, it does not suggest that accrual accounting principles should be dropped in favor of cash-based accounting.
Internationally, the public management models use two types of budgets: the budgets prepared according to the cash accounting and the budgets prepared according to the accrual accounting.
This paper aims to analyze the extent to which there has been a real implementation of accrual accounting in a dual system, taking into account the effect on the operating statement in Spanish local governments.
35), "the term 'accrual budgeting' means, in practice, the extent to which the accrual accounting records and measures are used in the budgeting process.
The Auditor General of Canada strongly favours the adoption of full accrual accounting for the Government of Canada, arguing that the accrual system provides a more accurate picture of the state of government assets and thus provides an improved basis for financial planning.
First announced in 1995, the move to accrual accounting by federal government departments has been described as the one of the biggest changes to government accounting in Canada (Wiersema 2004).
The knock on accrual accounting is that it can accelerate income and therefore taxes.
A move from cash to accrual accounting will be a fundamental change, which will help overcome the deficiencies of the present cash system.
The External Auditor requests a move to accrual accounting as well as an elevation from a review to an audit.
It long has been accepted by those that set standards for governments (including the GASB) and others that the primary information needed to manage and evaluate these business-type activities, accounted for in proprietary funds, is information on the flow of their economic resources (revenue and expense information) based on accrual accounting.