account receivable

plural accounts receivable

Definition of account receivable

: a balance due from a debtor on a current account

Examples of account receivable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moone continued bouncing from financial aid, undergraduate admissions, the dean of students and accounts receivable, meeting multiple times with each, according to a timeline provided by the university. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This former UWM student says she is a lifelong resident. How'd she end up being charged out-of-state tuition?," 17 Feb. 2020 The groom’s mother is the director of accounts receivable at Foremen Heating & Ventilating in Green Bay. New York Times, "Lisa Johnson, Christopher Kelly," 2 Feb. 2020 Porras said the lack of credit can force Latino business owners to make riskier financial decisions, such as relying on personal credit cards to grow their business, or taking out a loan on their accounts receivable. Kate Cimini, USA Today, "‘Puro cash’: Latinos are opening more small businesses than anyone else in the US," 24 Feb. 2020 Canty, who was president of HJH-affiliate U.S. Tax Recovery Partners, was responsible for managing monies owed by customers — referred to as accounts receivable. Patrick Danner,, "San Antonio-area exec pleads guilty to scheme that cost bank $24M," 22 Jan. 2020 Banks finance trade deals by offering loans and letters of credit, as well as through more complex arrangements including the purchase of an exporter’s accounts receivable at a discounted price. Joe Wallace, WSJ, "Money Managers, Lured by Rich Returns, Venture Into Risky World of Trade Finance," 22 Jan. 2020 This is Houston’s first ever billion-dollar startup, according to PitchBook Data Inc. Iconiq Capital led the $125 million round in HighRadius, which specializes in accounts receivable software... Katie Roof, WSJ, "Treasury-Management Startup HighRadius Valued Above $1 Billion," 6 Jan. 2020 The university came up $4 million short on student accounts receivable and about $2 million short on other line items last year. Emily Walkenhorst, Arkansas Online, "HSU trustees approve school's pursuit of $3M line of credit," 19 Dec. 2019 Topics include the setup of new files, processing bank transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable entries, reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts, and running basic financial reports., "Calendar: Get a glimpse into the world of storm chasing Thursday in Antioch," 15 Sep. 2019

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1812, in the meaning defined above

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“Account receivable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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account receivable

account re·​ceiv·​able | \ -ri-ˈsē-və-bəl \
plural accounts receivable

Legal Definition of account receivable

: a balance due from a debtor on a current account

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