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Bank Reconciliation Statement

A statement that accounts for all differences between the balance on the bank statement and the book balance of cash.

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Blank Endorsement

A signature of the payee written on the back of the check that transfers ownership of the check without specifying to whom or for what purpose.

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Bonding

The process by which employees are investigated by an insurance company that will insure the business against losses through employee theft or mishandling of funds.

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Canceled Check

A check paid by the bank on which it was drawn.

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Cash

In accounting, currency, coins, checks, money orders, and funds on deposit in a bank.

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Cash Short or Over Account

An account used to record any discrepancies between the amount of currency and coins in the cash register and the amount shown on the audit tape.

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Check

A written order signed by an authorized person instructing a bank to pay a specific sum of money to a designated person or business.

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Credit Memorandum

A form that explains any addition, other than a deposit, to a checking account.

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Debit Memorandum

A form that explains any deduction, other than a check, from a checking account.

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Deposit In Transit

A deposit that is recorded in the general journal but that reaches the bank too late to be shown on the monthly bank statement.

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Deposit Slip

A form prepared to record the deposit of cash or checks to a bank account.

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Dishonored (NSF) Check

A check returned to the depositor unpaid because of insufficient funds in the drawer’s account; also called an NSF check.

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Drawee

The bank on which a check is written.

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Drawer

The person or firm issuing a check.

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Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

An electronic transfer of money from one account to another.

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Endorsement

A written authorization that transfers ownership of a check.

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Full Endorsement

A signature transferring a check to a specific person, firm, or bank.

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Negotiable

A financial instrument whose ownership can be transferred to another person or business.

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Outstanding Checks

Checks that have been recorded in the general journal but have not yet been paid by the bank.

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Payee

The person or firm whom a check is payable.

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Postdated Check

A check dated some time in the future.

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Promissory Note

A written promise to pay a specified amount of money on a specific date.

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Restrictive Endorsement

A signature that transfers a check to a specific party for a stated purpose.

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Service Charge

A fee charged by a bank to cover the costs of maintaining accounts and providing services.

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Statement of Account

A form sent to a firm’s customers showing transactions during the month and the balance owed.