A business organization that is created by individual state laws.
22.Limited liability (有限责任)
A feature of the corporate form of organization whereby corporate creditors ordinarily have claims against the corporate assets only.The owners’ assets are not subject to the creditors’ grasp.
23.Publicly owned (公有)
A corporation in which shares in the ownership are sold to the public.
24.Privately owned (私有)
A corporation owned by a family,a small group of shareholders,or a single individual,in which shares of ownership are not publicly sold.
25.Stockholders’ equity (shareholders’ equity) （股东权益）
Owners’ equity of a corporation.The excess of assets over liabilities of a corporation.
The total capital investment in a corporation by its owners both at and subsequent to the inception of business.
The nominal dollar amount printed on stock certificates.
28.Common stock (capital stock) （普通股）
Stock representing the class of owners having a “residual” ownership of a corporation.
A person who examines the information used by managers to prepare the financial statements and attests to the credibility of those statements.
30.Certified public accountant (CPA) （注册会计师）
In the United States, a person earns this designation of education,qualifying experience,and the passing of a 2-day written national examination.
An examination of transactions and financial statement made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
32.Auditor’s opinion(independent opinion) （审计师意见）
A report describing the auditor’s examination of transaction and financial statements. It is included with the financial statements in an annual report issued by the corporation.
33. Fiscal year (会计、财政年度)
The year established for accounting purposes.
34.Interim periods (中期)
The time spans established for accounting purposes that are less than a year.
Increases in owners’ equity arising from increases in assets received in exchange for the delivery of goods or services to customers.
Decreases in owners’ equity that arise because goods or services are delivered to customers.
37.Income (profit ,earnings) （收益、利润）
The excess of revenues over expenses.
38.Retained income(retained earnings,reinvested earnings) (未分配利润)
Additional owners’ equity generated by income or profits.
39.Accrual basis （应计制、权责发生制）
Accounting method that recognizes the impact of transactions on the financial statements in the time periods when revenues and expenses occur.
40.Cash basis （收付实现制）
Accounting method that recognizes the impact of transactions on the financial statements only when cash is received or disbursed.