An accountant’s practice depends on making difficult decisions. To achieve the best results, individual accountants and accounting firms need a clear understanding of the ethical duties and decision-making involved in the four major functions of modern accounting—auditing, management accounting, tax accounting, and consulting—as well as a strong sense of ethical conduct to guide the certification and validation of reliable financial records. Now in its third edition, Accounting Ethics is a thorough and engaging exploration of the ethical issues that accountants encounter in their professional lives. Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, Accounting Ethics has become an indispensable resource for accounting courses and certification programs worldwide, known for its focus on real-world application, practical advice, reader-friendly guidance, and its insight into the effects of global change on the profession. Together with coverage of the contemporary regulatory environment—including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act—this revised edition features expanded pedagogical resources such as new end-of-chapter case studies and discussion questions, and includes the updated AICPA Code of Conduct. Concise and dependable, Accounting Ethics sustains its reputation as an authoritative resource for practicing accountants, new professionals, students of accounting, and those who are considering the profession.
The annual update of a perennial bestseller, fully revised for the newest QuickBooks release QuickBooks is the leading software package for small business accounting, updated each year so it remains cutting-edge. QuickBooks 2010 For Dummies provides all the information you need to start using the newest version in your business. You'll learn to set up your business accounting functions on QuickBooks and use all the newest features. You'll be able to create budgets, process payroll, manage inventory and invoices, track job costs, balance accounts, and make things easier at tax preparation time. Shows you, in plain English, how to set up QuickBooks and manage your small business accounting on your own Explains how to set up your business on QuickBooks, create invoices and credit memos, record sales receipts, set up inventory items, and track business credit cards Covers recording and paying bills, printing checks, processing payroll, and preparing payroll taxes Discusses building a budget, going online with QuickBooks, balancing accounts, generating financial reports, simplifying tax return preparation, and backing up data Also explores job estimating, billing, and tracking jobs and invoices Written by Stephen L. Nelson, author of all previous editions and an experienced CPA, QuickBooks 2010 For Dummies will help you become your own accountant and keep your business in the black.
Take control of the books and keep your finances in the black with QuickBooks and For Dummies With over four million of his books in print, CPA and perennial bestselling For Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson knows how to make QuickBooks and basic accounting easy for the rest of us. Small business owners, managers, and employees: if you want to use QuickBooks for your business, the new edition of this annual bestseller is the best place to start. From setting up the software to creating invoices, recording and paying bills, tracking inventory, getting reports, and crunching numbers for tax prep, you'll discover how to do it, why to do it, and get way more organized in the process. Gives small business owners the power to manage their own business accounting and financial management tasks using QuickBooks 2014 Helps you build the perfect budget, process payroll, create invoices, manage inventory, track costs, generate financial reports, balance accounts, and simplify your tax return prep Walks you through basic bookkeeping concepts, data management fundamentals, and need-to-know accounting guidelines to help you track your finances with ease Keep your business finances on track, on budget, and in control with QuickBooks 2014 and QuickBooks 2014 For Dummies.
The easy way to get a grip on cost accounting Critical in supporting strategic business decisions and improving profitability, cost accounting is arguably one of the most important functions in the accounting field. For business students, cost accounting is a required course for those seeking an accounting degree and is a popular elective among other business majors. Cost Accounting For Dummies tracks to a typical cost accounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews of the essential concepts you'll encounter in your studies: how to define costs as direct materials, direct labor, fixed overhead, variable overhead, or period costs; how to use allocation methodology to assign costs to products and services; how to evaluate the need for capital expenditures; how to design a budget model that forecast changes in costs based on expected activity levels; and much more. Tracks to a typical cost accounting course Includes practical, real-world examples Walks you though homework problems with detailed, easy-to-understand answers If you're currently enrolled in a cost accounting course, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to master this critical aspect of accounting.
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With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Management & Cost Accounting For Dummies provides students and trainees with the basic concepts, terminology and methods to identify, measure, analyse, interpret, and communicate accounting information in the context of managerial decision-making. Major topics include: cost behaviour cost analysis profit planning and control measures accounting for decentralized operations budgeting decisions ethical challenges in management and cost accounting
QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies is a big help for small businesses Most businesses can't afford a Big Four accounting firm to handle their books. That's why so many small-to-mid-size businesspeople turn to QuickBooks to help them keep track of their finances. Bestselling author Stephen Nelson returns with updated coverage of the latest revisions and enhancements to the leading small business accounting software package. After a quick review of bookkeeping basics, you'll discover how QuickBooks can help you build the perfect budget, process payroll, simplify your tax return prep work, create invoices, manage inventory, generate income statements, balance accounts, and much more. You'll learn what you should do before you install and set up QuickBooks, then move onto basic bookkeeping concepts and the fundamentals of building a solid budget. You'll also discover how to enter data, create invoices, and record and print sales receipts; keep track of your inventory, payroll, and budgets; monitor your job costs; and generate the most common financial reports with ease. Veteran author Stephen Nelson updates his perennial bestseller and offers you easy-to-understand coverage of the newest release of QuickBooks Enables you to take control of managing your own business accounting and financial management tasks so you can avoid having to hire expensive outside help Provides expert advice for getting started with QuickBooks, building the perfect budget, processing payroll, creating invoices, managing inventory, tracking job costs, generating income statements, balancing accounts, creating financial reports, and more QuickBooks 2012 For Dummies helps you handle your financial management tasks more effectively so that you can get down to business!
The only guide to accounting tailor-made for Canadians, now revised and updated Job prospects are good for those looking to enter the Canadian accounting industry, and Accounting For Canadians, Second Edition is the essential resource for anyone interested in doing so. Packed with the information accountants and auditors who work in public and private industries and in government need to know in order to stay on the right side of Canadian accounting law, the book is also a must-have for salary accountants working for accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services firms. Essential reading since the new GAAP became mandatory for publicly accountable enterprises and government business enterprises at the beginning of 2011 Covers the new International Financial Reporting Standards Addresses new standards for private enterprises that business leaders need to know Still the only trade book that covers Canadian accounting practices The ideal book for both accounting professionals as well as students who are currently working towards a degree in accounting or auditing services, Accounting For Canadians For Dummies provides the applicable and helpful advice that you need to succeed.
A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of nonprofit accounting Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy, Second Edition equips you with the tools you need to run the financial and accounting operations within your nonprofit organization. Even if you do not have a professional understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting, this handy guide makes it all clear with complex accounting rules explained in terms nonaccountants can easily understand in order to help you better fulfill your managerial and fiduciary duties. Always practical and never overtechnical, this helpful guide conforms to FASB and AICPA standards and: * Discusses federal single audit and its impact on nonprofits * Offers examples of various types of split-interest agreements * Shows you how to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement * Explains financial accounting and reporting standards * Helps you become conversant in the rules and principles of accounting * Updates board members, executive directors, and other senior managers on the accounting basics they should know for day-to-day operations * Features tables, exhibits, and charts that illustrate the content in a simple and easy-to-understand manner Suitable for fundraising managers and executives–as well as anyone who needs to read and understand a nonprofit financial statement–this is the ultimate not-an-accountant's guide to nonprofit accounting.
Fully revised, the proven primer on forensic accounting with all-new cases A must-have reference for every business professional, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, Third Edition is a necessary tool for those interested in understanding how financial fraud occurs and what to do when you find or suspect it within your organization. With comprehensive coverage, it provides insightful advice on where an organization is most susceptible to fraud. Updated with new cases and new material on technology tools in forensic accounting Covers the core accounting, investigative, and legal aspects of forensic accounting for professionals new to the field Covers investigative and legal issues along with accounting schemes Written by a team of recognized experts in the field of forensic accounting, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, Third Edition is essential reading for accountants and investigators requiring the most up-to-date methods in dealing with financial fraud within their organizations.
Remove built-in supply chain weak points to more effectively balance supply and demand Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment shows how companies can support supply chain metrics and business initiatives by removing the weak points built into their inventory systems. Beginning with a thorough examination of Just in Time, Efficient Consumer Response, and Collaborative Forecasting, Planning, and Replenishment, this book walks you through the mathematical shortcuts set up in your management system that prevent you from attaining supply chain excellence. This expanded second edition includes new coverage of inventory performance, business verticals, business initiatives, and metrics, alongside case studies that illustrate how optimized inventory and replenishment delivers results across retail, high-tech, men's clothing, and food sectors. Inventory optimization allows you to avoid out-of-stock situations without impacting the bottom line with excessive inventory maintenance. By keeping just the right amount of inventory on hand, your company is better able to meet demand without sacrificing the cost-effectiveness of other supply chain strategies. The trick, however, is determining «just the right amount»—and this book provides the background and practical guidance you need to do just that. Examine the major supply chain strategies of the last 30 years Remove the shortcuts that prohibit supply chain excellence Optimize your supply/demand balance in any vertical Overcome systemic weaknesses to strengthen the bottom line Inventory optimization is benefitting companies around the world, as exemplified here by case studies involving Matas, PWT, Wistron, and Amway. When inefficiencies are built into the system, it's only smart business to identify and remove them—and implement a new streamlined process that runs like a well-oiled machine. Demand-Driven Inventory Optimization and Replenishment is an essential resource for exceptional supply chain management.
The world certainly suffers no shortage of accounting texts. The many out there help readers prepare, audit, interpret and explain corporate financial statements. What has been missing is a book offering context and discussion for divisive issues such as taxes, debt, options, and earnings volatility. King addresses the why of accounting instead of the how, providing practitioners and students with a highly readable history of U.S. corporate accounting. More Than a Numbers Game: A Brief History of Accounting was inspired by Arthur Levitt's landmark 1998 speech delivered at New York University. The Securities and Exchange Commission chairman described the too-little challenged custom of earnings management and presaged the breakdown in the US corporate accounting three years later. Somehow, over a one-hundred year period, accounting morphed from a tool used by American railroad managers to communicate with absent British investors into an enabler of corporate fraud. How this happened makes for a good business story. This book is not another description of accounting scandals. Instead it offers a history of ideas. Each chapter covers a controversial topic that emerged over the past century. Historical background and discussion of people involved give relevance to concepts discussed. The author shows how economics, finance, law and business customs contributed to accounting's development. Ideas presented come from a career spent working with accounting information.
Accounting for Real Estate Transactions, Second Edition is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference guide, specifically written to help professionals understand and apply the accounting rules relating to real estate transactions. This book provides financial professionals with a powerful tool to evaluate the accounting consequences of specific deals, enabling them to structure transactions with the accounting consequences in mind, and to account for them in accordance with US GAAP. Accountants and auditors are provided with major concepts, clear and concise explanations of real estate accounting rules, detailed applications of US GAAP, flowcharts, and exhaustive cross-references of the authoritative literature.