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reporting only those things that can be measured in monetary units 592188

The following characteristics, assumptions, principles, or constraint guide the FASB when it creates accounting standards.


Expense recognition principle

Faithful representation

Time period assumption


Going concern assumption


Historical cost principle

Monetary unit assumption

Full disclosure principle

Economic entity assumption


Match each item above with a description below.

1. Ability to easily evaluate one company’s results relative to another’s.

2. Belief that a company will continue to operate for the foreseeable future.

3. The judgment concerning whether an item’s size is large enough to matter to decision-makers.

4. The reporting of all information that would make a difference to financial statement users.

5. The practice of preparing financial statements at regular intervals.

6. The quality of information that indicates the information makes a difference in a decision.

7. A belief that items should be reported on the balance sheet at the price that was paid to acquire them.

8. A company’s use of the same accounting principles and methods from year to year.

9. Tracing accounting events to particular companies.

10. The desire to minimize bias in financial statements.

11. Reporting only those things that can be measured in monetary units.

12. Dictates that efforts (expenses) be matched with results (revenues).

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