Frequently Answered Questions

38. What is the difference between an Expense and an Expenditure?

An operating fund unrestricted expense is reported on the operating income statement. It’s a cost requiring revenue  during a fiscal-year. For example, the cost of electricity every fiscal-year is considered to be an expense.

A reserve fund restricted expenditure is a disbursement following a resolution for an asset reported in the reserve fund statement. Expenditures are typically less than yearly reduction in liability through major repairs or replacements. Expenditures are reported in the fiscal-year they occur on the reserve fund statement.