Re: Pohledavky - claims vs. receivables
- --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Matej Klimes" <mklimes@...> wrote:
> What (if anything) is the main difference between a claim and areceivable? I always considered claim a more generic and
all-encompassing term and receivable a more precise
My dictionary of accounting terms defines "receivables" as "claims
held against customers and others for money, goods or services". This
seems to prove that the words have pretty much the same meaning.
However, in business/accounting contexts, I always had the impression
that "receivables" arise in the regular course of business while
"claims" happen when something goes wrong; to me, "claim" indicates
and issue such as a customer returning an item (claim - reklamace) or
there is a dispute, receivables go uncollected (does that turn them
into claims?), insurance is used to cover damages (insurance claims) etc.
In the examples you have, I think "receivables" sounds better to me.
As far as the prepositions go, I would use "receivables from" and