retroactive adjustment

Dictionary of Accounting Terms for: retroactive adjustment
retroactive adjustment
  1. restatement of prior years’ financial statements to show financial data on a comparable basis, such as in the case of a change in reporting entity.
  2. prior period adjustment. Retroactive pension benefits should not he recognized as pension expense in the year of adoption or amendment to a pension plan but should be recognized during the service periods of those employees who are expected to receive benefits under the plan. The cost of this retroactive adjustment benefit is the increase in the projected benefit obligation at the amendment date.
Dictionary of Business Terms for: retroactive adjustment
retroactive adjustment
  1. restatement of prior years’ financial statements to show financial data on a comparable basis.
  2. prior period adjustment.
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