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Scrubbing the GL

Verb. [skruhb•beeng•thuh•gee•elle]

  1. Accrued Dictionary definition: A spring cleaning of a company’s general ledger. Each quarter, accountants get on their hands and knees to make sure the general ledger has been thoroughly primped and polished throughout the year. Sometimes the ledger is shiny and clean, but sometimes there might be a dust bunny or two lurking behind the fridge. Either way, you can be sure that after Scrubbing the GL, the place is spotless.

//Make sure you sweep under Q2 when you’re scrubbing the GL. You never know what might be hiding under there.”

  1. Textbook definition:

//Once a quarter accountants can be found scrubbing the GL to make sure all information is accurate and accounted for.

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