balance sheet/ to move off

Would you tell me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

Mr Cuomo says the accounting giant advised Lehman Brothers on obscuring US$50 billion through so-called Repo 105 transactions, which temporarily move liabilities off balance sheet.

balance sheet = a statement showing the financial position of a business at a certain date

to move off = to shift from; to remove something from a particular place

The loss of static electricity as charges move off an object is called electric discharge.

Thanks for your efforts.

In the first case, “move off” means to remove from.

In the second case, “move off” means exit the surface of something.

Hi Jamie (K),

Thank you for your explanation.