Financial Terms “K”

Here is a glossary of financial terms K. These financial terms begin with the letter K, including kaizen, key performance indicators, and kiting.


Kaizen is a Japanese term for continuous improvement. This is important for manufacturing companies to improve processes and increase quality.

Key performance indicators

Key performance indicators (KPI) are metrics that are important to the success of an organization. These KPIs are measured and tracked over time for continuous improvement. Examples of KPIs would be financial ratios, sales trends, and profit goals.

The success of the KPIs is picking a limited number of important metrics to focus on. KPIs are based on the idea that “what gets measured gets done.”


Kiting, or check kiting, is the fraudulent use of checks to provide unauthorized credit. This involves using accounts at different banks.


See key performance indicators.

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