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Attest

To solemnly declare verbally or in writing that a particular document or testimony about an event is a true and accurate representation of the facts; to bear witness to. To formally certify by a signature that the signer has been present at the execution of a particular writing so as to rebut any potential challenges to its authenticity.

attest

v. 1) to confirm (usually in writing) that a document is genuine. 2) to bear witness that someone actually signed a document, such as a will. All states require at least two witnesses (three in Vermont) to attest that a will was signed and declared to be a will (except a will written in one's own handwriting in some states). (See: will, witness, holographic will)

attest

verb adjure, affirm, assert, authenticate, aver, bear out, bear witness to, certify, confirm, corroborate, declare the truth of, depone, depose, endorse, evince, ratify, rem testari, speak on oath, subscribe, support, swear, take one's oath, testem facere, testificari, testify to, validate, verify, vouch for, witness
Associated concepts: affidavit, interrogatory
See also: adduce, affirm, affirmation, allege, assert, assure, attestation, averment, avouch, avouchment, avow, bear, bespeak, certify, cite, claim, confirm, contend, corroborate, depose, endorse, establish, evidence, maintain, manifest, posit, profess, promise, seal, show, sign, state, subscribe, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, validate, verify, vouch, vow
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Attestors wouldn't be necessary if we had an equal chance to be recognized on our own merits.
Attestors are required to review the financial statements and to ensure that they are being prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
The accounting profession - preparers, attestors, or regulators - has yet to acknowledge the role of the Internet in disclosing corporate information.
The GFOA's policy statement on MFBA explains that the financial reporting project needs to be completed prior to implementing the new MFBA "so that preparers, attestors, governmental officials and other users have an opportunity to know not only how, but why, financial statements are henceforth to be presented in this manner.
The GASAC's twenty-nine members are appointed by the FAF primarily based on nominations from GASB constituent groups and are broadly representative of the preparers, attestors, and users of state and local government financial information.
This proposal is a great improvement that will provide more information to the preparers, attestors and users of the financial statements.
The guide was developed specifically to aid financial statement preparers and attestors in implementing and applying Statement no.