Unusual transactions showing up on a company's financial statement that will not recur every year. Extraordinary items may be restructuring, the writing off of losses due to changes in valuation methods, settlement of lawsuits, exceptionally high profit or loss from foreign exchange, or similar transactions not common for the company.
Similar financial termsCash-equivalent items
Temporary investments of currently excess cash in short-term, high-quality investment media such as treasury bills and Banker's Acceptances.
In the balance of payments, counterpart items are analogous to unrequited transfers in the current account. They arise because the double-entry system in balance of payments accounting and refer to adjustments in reserves owing to monetization or demonetization of gold, allocation or cancellation of SDRs, and revaluation of the various components of total reserves.