Balance Sheet Approach
An accounting term that describes a situation where debits and credits must match. The balance sheet approach is used to set expatriate compensation. There the goal is to protect or equalize an expatriate's purchasing power while on assignment abroad. Its primary objective is to ensure equity among expatriates and their home or base country peers.
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