perpetual inventory

PI A system of inventory control that regularly updates inventory quantities. A PI system may be *real time, or there may be a slight delay between inventory movements and the updating of inventory balances. Auditors often place reliance on PI systems through periodic verification of their correct functioning. In such cases, auditors frequently dispense with traditional *physical inventory counts at financial period-ends, as they can obtain *audit evidence on the accuracy of inventory balances at any time (thereby minimizing disruption to warehouse operations). Under a continuous stocktaking exercise, all locations or products within a warehouse can be gradually audited over a defined time period.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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