Definition of P&L Authority

When a person at a company has the power to make decisions that affect a company's profit and loss (P&L) statement, without needing approval from other stakeholders. P&L authority is typically granted to executives and managers who are responsible for managing a specific department or business unit.

Example: The new CEO delegated P&L authority to his team of senior managers, empowering them to make strategic decisions that would impact the company's bottom line.

Variations: profit and loss authority


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"P&L Authority." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1806. Accessed 05/25/2024.