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Meaning of "to close the books" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TO CLOSE THE BOOKS

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WHAT DOES TO CLOSE THE BOOKS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of to close the books in the English dictionary

The definition of to close the books in the dictionary is to balance accounts in order to prepare a statement or report.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TO CLOSE THE BOOKS

to be the best thing since sliced bread
to be within your rights to do sth
to begin with
to bits
to blow sth wide open
to boot
to cap it all
to carry out an inspection (of sth)
to carry sth to extremes
to catch unshirted hell
to coin a phrase
to come to a grinding halt
to come to a screeching halt
to come to your senses
to come to your senses/bring sb to their senses
to cook the books
to death
to die for
to do nicely
to do sth by the rule book

WORDS THAT END LIKE TO CLOSE THE BOOKS

black books
books
Brooks
close the books
cook the books
gadzooks
good looks
in someone´s bad books
in someone´s black books
in someone´s good books
keep the books
looks
odzooks
on tenterhooks
on the books
Sibylline Books
symbolical books
tenterhooks
to cook the books
to go into the record books

Synonyms and antonyms of to close the books in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «to close the books» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TO CLOSE THE BOOKS

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Translator English - Chinese

收书
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

para cerrar los libros
570 millions of speakers

English

to close the books
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किताबें बंद करने के लिए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لإغلاق الكتب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

закрыть книги
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

para fechar os livros
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বই বন্ধ করতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de fermer les livres
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Untuk menutup buku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

, um die Bücher zu schließen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

本を閉じます
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

책을 닫습니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanggo nutup buku kasebut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

để đóng sách
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புத்தகங்கள் மூட
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुस्तके बंद करण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kitapları kapatmak için
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a chiudere i libri
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zamknięcia ksiąg
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

закрити книги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pentru a închide cărțile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να κλείσουν τα βιβλία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die boeke sluit
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

att stänga böckerna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

å lukke bøkene
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of to close the books

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TO CLOSE THE BOOKS»

The term «to close the books» is regularly used and occupies the 77.443 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TO CLOSE THE BOOKS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about to close the books

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TO CLOSE THE BOOKS»

Discover the use of to close the books in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to to close the books and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Federal Taxation of S Corporations
[b] — Election to Close the Books. A pro rata daily allocation of income and deductions can cause distortions. Since the shareholders may choose any revocation date, an election to close the books assures that prerevocation losses pass ...
Deborah H. Schenk, 2013
2
QuickBooks 2011: The Missing Manual
(Only a QuickBooks administrator can set the password for the closing date.) To close the books as of a specific date, click the Set Date/Password button. Figure 18-10 shows what to do next. for the Year Figure 18-10: In the Closing Date box,.
Bonnie Biafore, 2010
3
Nonprofit Bookkeeping & Accounting For Dummies
To understand how to close the books, you have to know the difference between temporary and permanent accounts: ✓ Temporary accounts: Revenue and expense accounts are considered temporary accounts. They increase as the year  ...
Sharon Farris, 2009
4
QuickBooks 2006: The Missing Manual
To close the books as of a specific date, in the “Date through which books are closed” box, type or select the last day of the previous fiscal year. Only a QuickBooks administrator can set the password for the closing date. QuickBooks 2006: The ...
Bonnie Biafore, 2005
5
Fast Close: A Guide to Closing the Books Quickly
This is the beginning of a harrowing process that can last for weeks, as they struggle through the dozens of steps required to close the books for the preceding month. If there is an unusual result at the end of this morass, senior management ...
Steven M. Bragg, 2009
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
For example, The entire estate went at the auction, so we can close the books on it, or He was glad to close the books on this case. close the door on Also, shut the door on. End or exclude from consideration, discussion, or ac- tion.
Christine Ammer, 2013
7
Business Management (A Brief Exposé)
Closing the Books When you reach the end of an accounting period, you need to “close the books.” At a minimum, you will close your books annually because you have to file an income tax return every year. If you are having financial ...
Jacob W. Chikuhwa, 2013
8
How to Use Money
CLOSING THE BOOKS When you reach the end of an accounting period, you need to "close the books." At a minimum, you will close your books annually because you have to file an income tax return every year. If you are having financial ...
Philip J. Samuel, 2006
9
CFO Insights: Enabling High Performance Through Leading ...
As a result, average time to close the books decreased from 5.9 days in 1997 to 5.2 days in 2003.2 As many organizations were working toward a virtual close, two major events took place that changed the focus of financial reporting and ...
C. Cristian Wulf, 2006
10
Accounting Reference Desktop
In this chapter, we will cover the steps needed not only to properly organize the financial statement production process, but also how to close the books quite rapidly. Speed of closure is an important goal, for it shifts the focus of the accounting ...
Steven M. Bragg, 2002

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« EDUCALINGO. To close the books [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/to-close-the-books>. Jun 2021 ».
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