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Relating to finance or financial matters, such as money, taxes, or public or private revenues.

A fiscal agent is a bank engaged in the business of collecting and disbursing money. Such a bank also serves as a place for the deposit of private and public funds on behalf of others.

A fiscal year is a period of twelve months that does not necessarily correspond with the traditional calendar year. During this time period, appropriations are made and expenditures are authorized. At the end of the year, accounts are composed and the books are balanced. It is an accounting year frequently used by a state or large business, the first day of which is usually April, July, or October 1.

Fiscal officers are those individuals whose role it is to collect and distribute public money, such as state revenues or the revenues of a county or Municipal Corporation. The title is also used to describe officers in a private corporation who have the duty to oversee financial transactions. Fiscal officers of a corporation include a treasurer and a comptroller.


adjective budgetary, bursal, economic, financial, fiscalis, monetary, pecuniary, pertaining to financial matters, pertaining to government finances, pertaining to monetary receipts and expenditures, pertaining to the public revenues, pertaining to the public treasury, relating to accounts, relating to money matters, relating to the management of revenue
Associated concepts: fiscal affairs, fiscal year
See also: commercial, financial, mercantile, monetary, pecuniary
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We have good momentum going into the new year, and we're looking forward to what we expect will be ConAgra's 15th consecutive year of record earnings per share in fiscal 1995.
The new fiscal management process we adopted uses three logical approaches: education, budget development, and follow-up.
Best Buy's fiscal 2008 plan includes the addition of approximately 35 new stores internationally.
ConAgra will apply the new Standard retroactively through fiscal 1993 and will restate previously reported fiscal 1993 quarterly results.
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