Meaning of “financial statement” in the English Dictionary

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"financial statement" in Business English

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financial statementnoun [ C ]

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ACCOUNTING a report provided by a company for its shareholders and investors that shows details of its financial situation, and includes documents such as the profit and loss account and balance sheet:

prepare/publish a financial statement There are various procedures that must be followed when preparing financial statements.
audit/approve a financial statement The interim financial statement was approved by the board of directors at their meeting last week.
annual/quarterly/year-end, etc. financial statement The company's annual financial statement reported plans to spend up to $120 million on improvements.

(Definition of “financial statement” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)