Definition

Current assets

Current assets are that a company expects to convert to cash or use up within one year. For most businesses the cutoff for classification as current assets is one year from the balance sheet date. For example, accounts receivable are current assets because the company will collect them and covert them to cash within one year. A supply is a current asset because the company expects to use it up in operations within one year.


Current assets mean cash plus items that can or will be converted to cash and used within one year; the most liquid of a firm’s assets.

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