Step-by-step guidance for board members and executives on preventing and detecting accounting fraud In the wake of highly publicized allegations of accounting irregularities and fraudulent financial reporting that are shaking up today's corporate community, Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection provides a step-by-step guide to how these crises can envelop a company and how to prevent them from happening in the first place. It is written for almost everyone involved: outside directors, audit committee members, senior executives, CFOs, CPAs, in-house lawyers, and outside law firms. Provides a blueprint for Fraud Prevention and Detection for corporate executives Presents step-by-step guidance to corporate boards and C-suite executives on managing the threat of accounting fraud Prepares directors and executives for the possibility of accounting irregularities Answers the question of how accounting fraud starts—and grows With solid strategies for prevention of accounting fraud as well as a process to follow when fraud has been discovered, Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection vividly explores the corporate environment that causes fraud, how it spreads, the kind of crises it can create for a company, and the best ways to deal with it.
Your plain-English guide to navigating a financial accounting course Despite the economic landscape and job market, demand for accountants remains strong, and accountants will continue to see high demand for their services as the economy rebounds and businesses grow. Additionally, one of the effects of the economic downturn is a greater emphasis on accountability, transparency, and controls in financial reporting. With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying business, finance, and accounting with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyze, and evaluate actual corporate financial statements. Covers traditional introductory financial accounting course material Explores concepts accountants and other business professionals use to prepare reports Details mergers and acquisitions purchase and pooling, free cash flow, and financial statement analysis Whether you're a student on your way to earning a bachelor's degree, MBA, or MAcc, Financial Accounting For Dummies gives you a wealth of information to grasp the subject and ace the course.
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This practical book shows how to deal with the complicated area of accounting of financial instruments. Containing a huge number of sophisticated worked examples, the book treats this complex subject in a way that gives clear guidance on the subject. In an introductory, controversial overview of the subject, the book highlights the mistakes that both auditing firms and the accounting standard setters are making, and demonstrates the contribution the International Financial Reporting Standards have made to the current credit crisis.
This highly regarded reference is relied on by a considerable part of the accounting profession in their day-to-day work. This handbook is the first place accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other preparers and users of accounting information look to find answers to questions on accounting and financial reporting. The new edition will be updated to reflect the new FASB Codification, as well as including expanded coverage of fair value and guidance on developing fair value estimates, fraud risk and exposure, healthcare, and IFRS.
What every not-for-profit must know about accounting, tax, and reporting requirements Combining the proven guidance of the previous, bestselling edition with all of the latest regulatory information, Edward McMillan delivers a one-stop reporting resource for not-for-profits in Not-For-Profit Accounting, Tax, and Reporting Requirements, Second Edition. McMillan's step-by-step guide helps your not-for-profit apply for tax-exempt status, handle IRS audits, set up a wholly owned taxable subsidiary, anticipate tax implications of lobbying expenses, and perform a host of other functions. All-new coverage of the basics of complying to the new Form 990 New discussions on political action committees, new lobbying issues, grant accounting and complying with OMB Circular A-122 and Yellow Book accounting, fiduciary responsibilities of boards and staff, and much more Contains dozens of checklists, sample letters, and illustrative charts demonstrating how to apply the principles and requirements described A peerless reference for this dynamic field, Not-for-Profit Accounting, Tax, and Reporting Requirements, Second Edition gives your nonprofit a straightforward guide to simpler financial structure and reporting obligations.
The most practical, authoritative guide to GAAP Wiley GAAP 2017 contains complete coverage of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC), the source of authoritative generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Wiley GAAP renders GAAP more understandable and accessible for research and has been designed to reduce the amount of time and effort needed to solve accounting research and implementation issues. The 2017 edition reflects the new FASB guidance on: Revenue Recognition Leases Business Combinations Pensions Financial Instruments And more than 17 other new FASB Accounting Standards Updates Providing interpretive guidance, analytical explanations, graphic tools, and more than 300 real-world, examples and illustrations, this invaluable guide offers clear, user-friendly guidance on every ASC Topic in the Codification. Offers insight into the application of complex financial reporting rules Contains a detailed index for easy reference use Includes comprehensive cross-referencing to the FASB codification system, making it efficient for you to perform in-depth research As a bonus, a comprehensive disclosure checklist offers practical guidance to preparing financial statements for commercial entities in accordance with GAAP. For easy reference and research, the checklist follows the order of the codification. With easy-to-access information, this reliable resource offers complete coverage of the FASB Codification.
Issued under the authority of the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) and a go-to guide for accountants performing preparation, compilation and review engagements, this title contains the most up-to-date guidance, including the recently issued Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) No. 22, Compilation of Pro Forma Financial Information, SSARS No. 23, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services – 2016, and SSARS No. 24, Omnibus Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services – 2018 for the preparation, compilation and review of engagements. The most important update to this publication is the addition of a chapter on international reporting issues resulting from SSARS No. 24, which will become effective for periods ending on or after June 15, 2019. This edition also contains updates related to illustrative inquiries for review engagements and more illustrative accountant's reports.
Whether you are a financial statement preparer or auditor, it is critical to understand the complexities of the specialized accounting and regulatory requirements for investment companies. This 2018 guide provides authoritative how-to accounting and auditing advice, including implementation guidance and illustrative financial statements and disclosures. This guide is the industry standard resource, supporting practitioners in a constantly changing industry landscape packed with continuous regulatory developments. Updates include: References to appropriate AICPA Technical Questions and Answers that address when to apply the liquidation basis of accounting. Appendices discussing the new standards for financial instruments, leases and revenue recognition. Appendices discussing common or collective trusts and business development companies.
Praise for Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition «A comprehensive, well-organized reference manual that is perfect for managers and auditors of public and private companies. Whether you wish to comply with the rigors of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or take your company to the next level, Accounting Control Best Practices, Second Edition contains virtually everything you'll need to design, challenge, and improve your company's internal control environment.» —Matthew T. Posta, Esq., CPA «Steven Bragg continues to improve the accounting field by providing thorough, step-by-step instruction in accounting best practices. During a recent software conversion, his book was my expert guide ensuring that the previous manual controls were replaced with the now automated process. It provides practical steps for both small and large organizations.» —Melody TroesserDirector of Accounting ServicesCole County Residential Services, Inc. «This updated reference is a comprehensive source for those who design, implement, or evaluate controls. Guidance is focused on understanding and mitigating risks, while also acknowledging the importance of efficiency and the use of automated systems. A very worthwhile addition to our knowledge base in today's control-aware environment.» —Clint Davies, PrincipalBerry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker
The most practical, authoritative guide to governmental GAAP Wiley GAAP for Governments 2011 is a comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments as well as other governmental entities. Designed with the needs of the user in mind, a «New Developments» chapter offers the important developments in governmental GAAP during the past year. Full coverage of authoritative accounting standards Extremely useful and user-friendly examples, illustrations, and helpful practice hints A comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments as well as other governmental entities Provides a look ahead to the status of current and future Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards and projects Offers information on the very latest in standard-setting activities Also by Warren Ruppel: Governmental Accounting Made Easy Wiley GAAP for Governments 2011 is a thorough, reliable reference financial professionals will consistently keep on their desks rather than on their bookshelves.
The most practical, authoritative guide to governmental GAAP Wiley GAAP for Governments 2012 is a comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments as well as other governmental entities. Designed with the needs of the user in mind, this comprehensive resource presents the important developments in governmental GAAP during the past year. Full coverage of authoritative accounting standards Extremely useful and user-friendly examples, illustrations, and helpful practice hints A comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments as well as other governmental entities Provides a look ahead to the status of current and future Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards and projects Offers information on the very latest in standard-setting activities Also by Warren Ruppel: Governmental Accounting Made Easy Wiley GAAP for Governments 2012 is a thorough, reliable reference financial professionals will consistently keep on their desks rather than on their bookshelves.
Many lawyers, especially those dealing with commercial matters, need to understand accounting yet feel on shaky ground in the area. This book is written specifically for them. It breaks down and makes clear basic concepts (such as the difference between profit and cash flow), the accounting profession and the legal and regulatory framework within which accounting operates. The relevant provisions of the Companies Act 1985 are discussed at some length. Holgate explains generally accepted accounting principles in the UK (GAAP), the trend towards global harmonisation and the role of international accounting standards. He then deals with specific areas such as group accounts, acquisitions, tax, leases, pensions, financial instruments, and realised profits, focusing in each case on those aspects that are likely to confront lawyers in their work. This book will appeal to the general practitioner as well as to lawyers working in corporate, commercial, and tax law.
Get up to date on the latest UK GAAP, with practical application guidance Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP is a comprehensive, practical guide to applying UK GAAP at all levels, for accounting periods commencing on or after January 1, 2015. This book examines all of the core principles for every business, from subsidiaries of major listed companies right down to the very small, owner-managed business. Each chapter includes a list of relevant disclosure requirements to facilitate understanding, and real-world examples bring theory to life to provide guidance toward everyday application. Readers gain practical insight into the preparation of accounts under the EU-adopted IFRS, FRSs 100, 101, and 102, the FRSSE, and the Companies Act 2006, with expert guidance as to which requirements apply in which situations, and to which companies, and the type of disclosure each scenario requires. The book also includes detailed analysis of the planned changes to the Small Companies' Regime which are scheduled to take effect in 2016. With sweeping changes coming into effect from January 1st 2015, financial statement preparers must have a sound appreciation of how the new UK GAAP works. This book provides a complete guide, with the latest regulations and straightforward advice on usage. Understand UK GAAP application at all levels Learn how to handle all relevant key accounting treatments Refer to complete disclosure requirement lists for each topic Get up to date on the latest area-specific practices With new accounting practices in many broad areas including investment property, inventory valuations, deferred tax, fixed assets, and more, auditors and accountants need an awareness of how the new financial reporting regime will affect them. Interpretation and Application of UK GAAP is the most comprehensive reference, with the latest information and practical guidance.