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    Accounting Dictionary

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    Letter P

    Paid Vacation Days 
    Paid-In Capital
    , (2)
    Paid-In Surplus 
    Paper Profit 
    Paperless Accounting 
    Paperless Audit 
    Par Bond 
    Par Value, (2)
    Parent Company 
    Pareto Analysis 
    Partial Income Statement 
    Participating Preferred Stock 
    Participative Budgeting 
    Partnership Accounting 
    Partnership Advantages and Disadvantages 
    Partnership Agreement 
    Partnership Capital Account 
    Partnership Formation 
    Partnership Taxation 
    Pass-Through Contribution 
    Passive Activity 
    Passive Activity Loss 
    Past Cost 
    Past Service Cost 
    Patent Accounting 
    Payables Clerk 
    Payables Matching 
    Payback Method 
    Payback Period 
    Payback Period, Advantages of 
    Payback Period Formula 
    Payback Period, How to Calculate 
    Payback Reciprocal 
    Payment Bond 
    Payment Factory 
    Payment in Arrears 
    Payment in Kind 
    Payment on Account 
    Payout Ratio 
    Payroll Accounting 
    Payroll Accrual 
    Payroll Calculation 
    Payroll Cards 
    Payroll Clerk 
    Payroll Costs 
    Payroll Cycle, (2)
    Payroll Deduction 
    Payroll Entries 
    Payroll Expense 
    Payroll Fraud 
    Payroll Internal Controls 
    Payroll Journal 
    Payroll Records 
    Payroll Register 
    Payroll Tax Liabilities, How to Calculate 
    Payroll Taxes 
    Payroll Taxes Payable 
    Payroll Withholding Taxes 
    Peanut-Butter Costing 
    Penetration Pricing 
    Penetration Strategy 
    Penny Stock 
    Pension Benefit Obligation 
    Pension Expense 
    Pension Payable 
    Pension Plan 
    Pensions, Accounting for 
    Per Diem 
    Percentage Depletion 
    Percentage of Completion Method 
    Percentage of Receivables Method 
    Percentage of Sales Method 
    Perfect Market 
    Performance Appraisal Methods 
    Performance Audit 
    Performance Budget 
    Performance Evaluation 
    Performance Measurement 
    Period Cost 
    Period Costs vs. Product Costs 
    Period Order Quantity 
    Periodic Average 
    Periodic FIFO 
    Periodic Inventory System 
    Periodic LIFO 
    Periodicity Assumption 
    Permanent Accounts 
    Permanent Difference 
    Permanent File 
    Permanently Restricted Net Assets 
    Perpetual Budget 
    Perpetual FIFO 
    Perpetual Inventory Method 
    Perpetual Inventory System 
    Perpetual LIFO 
    Perpetuity, Present Value of 
    PERT Chart 
    Pessimistic Time 
    PEST Analysis 
    Petty Cash 
    Petty Cash Accounting 
    Petty Cash Book 
    Petty Cash Box Usage Issues 
    Petty Cash Fund 
    Petty Cash in Balance Sheet 
    Petty Cash Journal 
    Petty Cash Receipt 
    Petty Cash Reconciliation 
    Petty Cash Replenishment 
    Petty Cash System 
    Petty Cash Voucher 
    Phantom Profits 
    Physical Count 
    Physical Inventory 
    Physical Life 
    Physical Sweeping 
    Physical Verification 
    Piece Rate Pay 
    Piecemeal Opinion 
    Pitch Book 
    Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle 
    Planned Detection Risk 
    Plant Assets 
    Plant Ledger 
    Plantwide Overhead Rate 
    Pledge Accounting 
    Pledged Asset 
    Plowback Ratio 
    Point of Sale 
    Ponzi Scheme 
    Pool Rate 
    Positive Confirmation 
    Positive Leverage 
    Positive Pay 
    Post Audit 
    Post Balance Sheet Events 
    Post Closing Trial Balance 
    Post Dated Check 
    Post to General Ledger 
    Postponable Cost 
    Postretirement Benefits 
    Practical Capacity 
    Predatory Pricing 
    Predetermined Overhead Rate 
    Preemptive Right 
    Preference Shares 
    Preferential Transfer 
    Preferred Stock, (2)
    Preferred Stock Account 
    Preferred Stock Dividend 
    Premium on Bonds Payable 
    Premium on Common Stock 
    Premium Pricing 
    Prepaid Advertising 
    Prepaid Asset 
    Prepaid Dues 
    Prepaid Expense 
    Prepaid Expenses Accounting 
    Prepaid Income 
    Prepaid Insurance 
    Prepaid Rent 
    Prepayments, Accounting for 
    Present Fairly 
    Present Value 
    Present Value Factor 
    Present Value of 1 Table 
    Present Value of a Future Amount 
    Present Value of an Annuity 
    Present Value of an Annuity Due (2)
    Present Value of an Ordinary Annuity (2)
    Present Value of Perpetuity 
    Present Value, How to Calculate 
    Presentation Float 
    Price Ceiling 
    Price Earnings Multiple 
    Price Earnings Ratio 
    Price Efficiency 
    Price Elasticity of Demand Formula 
    Price Leadership 
    Price Protection Costs 
    Price Skimming 
    Price to Book Ratio 
    Price to Sales Ratio 
    Price Variance 
    Pricing Strategies 
    Prime Costs 
    Prime Rate 
    Principal Payment 
    Prior Period Adjustment 
    Prior Period Error 
    Private Accountant 
    Private Accounting vs. Public Accounting 
    Private Equity 
    Private Equity vs. Venture Capital 
    Private Investment in Public Equity 
    Private Placement 
    Privately Held 
    Pro Forma 
    Pro Forma Cash Flow 
    Pro Forma Earnings 
    Pro Forma Financial Statements 
    Pro Forma Income 
    Pro Forma Invoice 
    Pro Rata (2)
    Process Centering 
    Process Costing 
    Process Costing, Difference Between Job Costing and 
    Process Costing System 
    Processing Float 
    Procurement Card 
    Producer's Risk 
    Product Cost 
    Product Costing Methods 
    Product Costs vs. Period Costs 
    Product Diversification 
    Product Family 
    Product Financing Arrangements 
    Product Life Cycle 
    Product Line 
    Product Mix 
    Product Portfolio 
    Product Warranty Cost 
    Production Budget 
    Production Cells 
    Production Costs 
    Production Department 
    Production Service Department 
    Production Volume Variance 
    Production Yield Variance
    Professional Ethics 
    Profit After-Tax 
    Profit Analysis 
    Profit and Loss Statement 
    Profit Center 
    Profit Formula 
    Profit Margin 
    Profit Margin vs. Operating Margin 
    Profit Maximization vs. Wealth Maximization 
    Profit Percentage 
    Profit Planning 
    Profit Ratio 
    Profit Variance 
    Profit Velocity Analysis 
    Profit Volume Chart 
    Profit vs. Income 
    Profit vs. Turnover 
    Profitability Index 
    Profitability Ratios 
    Program Evaluation and Review Technique 
    Program Expenses 
    Program Services 
    Progress Billing 
    Progressive Tax 
    Project Accountant 
    Projected Benefit Obligation 
    Projected Financial Statements 
    Promise to Pay Agreement 
    Promissory Note 
    Promotion Expense 
    Proof of Cash 
    Property Dividend 
    Property, Plant, & Equipment 
    Proprietary Fund 
    Proprietary Ratio 
    Prospective Application 
    Provision, (2)
    Provision for Doubtful Debts 
    Provision for Income Taxes 
    Proxy Solicitation 
    Prudence Concept 
    Psychological Pricing 
    Public Accounting 
    Public Accounting vs. Private Accounting 
    Public Company 
    Public Shell Company 
    Public Offering 
    Publicly Traded Stock 
    Pull-Through Rate 
    Purchase Accounting Adjustment 
    Purchase Allowance 
    Purchase Commitments 
    Purchase Discount 
    Purchase Discounts Taken 
    Purchase Ledger 
    Purchase Order 
    Purchase Price Variance 
    Purchase Requisition 
    Purchase Return 
    Purchase Returns and Allowances 
    Purchases Account 
    Purchases Budget 
    Purchases Day Book 
    Purchases Journal 
    Purchasing Lead Time 
    Purchasing Power 
    Purchasing System 
    Purpose of Accounting 
    Pushdown Accounting 
    Put Option