from an accounting standpoint is there a single word or two word phrase to describe a transaction location or context?

Example: a transaction occurred in the amount (a) in the main office (o) for a service (s)

a is the amount

s is the item

o is the ?????

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    Point of Sale maybe?
    – dockeryZ
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 16:00
  • origination point?
    – Jim
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 16:04
  • I think the word "location" works perfectly. Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 21:18

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The term you're probably looking for is "Point of Sale." This is a pretty good definition: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/point-of-sale.asp


I would call it the locale

: the place where something happens

(merriam webster)

But I have no reason to think that's the accountancy term for it. If it is clear in the context that it refers to a transaction then I think its meaning will be unambiguous.

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