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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification CHACCO
CHACCO 3 Chart of accounts message  

TBG12 Accounting and Auditing, Registration, Financial Information Services

This specification provides the definition of the Chart of accounts message (CHACCO) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
This message deals with the communication of charts of accounts between an organization and whoever may use them for the purpose of accounting, auditing, cost accounting, consolidation, financial analysis, etc.

1.2 Field of application
The Chart of accounts message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

1.3 Principles
The chart of accounts may be set up by an enterprise, a service bureau, a chartered accountant or an auditor - referred to as sender - for appropriate parties - known as recipient - such another enterprise, another service bureau, another chartered accountant or another auditor.

The chart of accounts is a systematically organized list of accounts that is sufficiently detailed to allow the recording of operations affecting the financial conditions of an organization. The chart of accounts can be either in accordance with sector-based accounting standards, national or international, or those established by an organization.

The message CHACCO contains information about a set of accounts for a given period. The frequency of data collection ranges from daily to annually.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.
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