pad (one's)/the accounts

(redirected from pad your account)

pad (one's)/the accounts

To make one's financial accounts appear more successful, stable, or secure than they really are, as by fraudulently concealing losses or by reporting false profits. Once the company's fraud came to light, it was quickly discovered that they had padded their accounts for years. Mark had taken to padding his accounts in the company to hide the losses from his husband's excessive spending habits.
See also: account, pad
References in periodicals archive ?
Whether you are looking to make a large purchase, such as a car or house, are saving for retirement, or would just like to pad your account with a little more of a safety net, curbing spending can be hard without a plan.