Detailed, practical coverage of GAAP, tailored to not-for-profit organizations Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2016 is a thorough examination of the authoritative standards for measurement, presentation and disclosure as applied to not-for-profit organizations. Due to these organizations' unique characteristics, not-for-profit accountants must adhere to specific Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These requirements are complex and ever evolving, but this single volume brings them together, providing the most up-to-date information available. Flowcharts and diagrams are used to assist the reader's understanding of the material. Additionally, a financial statement disclosure checklist facilitates GAAP adherence. Designed specifically for accountants in public practice and industry, this guide covers requirements from all relevant organizations, including the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Accounting Principles Board (APB). Technical and accounting research bulletins are clearly and concisely summarized, as are all statements of position important to not-for-profit organizations. Together, these resources make Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2016 a complete reference tool for auditors and financial personnel in the not-for-profit sector. Refine basic financial statements, including Financial Position, Activities and Cash Flow Tackle not-for-profit-specific issues like fundraising, noncash contributions, affiliations and pledges Tailor accounting methods to the specific type of organization, with budgeting, tax reporting and regulatory advice Discover how general accounting topics like assets, mergers and liabilities are applied to not-for-profit organizations Preparers and auditors of not-for-profit accounts must stay up-to-date on the latest GAAP practices to best serve the organization, while complying with all disclosure, reporting and regulatory requirements. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2016 provides extensive coverage and practical advice on the latest GAAP, tailored to the not-for-profit organization's unique needs.
Concepts, methods, and issues in calculating the fair value of intangibles Accounting for Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets is a guide to one of the most challenging aspects of business valuation. Not only must executives and valuation professionals understand the complicated set of rules and practices that pertain to intangibles, they must also be able to recognize when to apply them. Inside, readers will find these many complexities clarified. Additionally, this book assists professionals in overcoming the difficulties of intangible asset accounting, such as the lack of market quotes and the conflicts among various valuation methodologies. Even the rarest and most problematic situations are treated in detail in Accounting for Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. For example, the authors analyze principles for identifying finite intangible assets and appropriately accounting for amortization expenses or impairment losses. Using the information in this book, the results of these calculations can also be reported with precision on financial statements. These topics are especially important for ensuring the success of any asset acquisition or business combination. In these special cases, the utmost accuracy is essential. This book provides: Rules for identifying and recognizing intangible assets in business combinations and asset acquisitions Guidance on the accurate valuation and carrying amount calculation of acquired and self-created intangibles Tips for overcoming the challenges unique to intangible assets, including impairment testing Clear instructions for disclosing intangible assets, goodwill, and amortization expenses Accounting for Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets is an indispensable reference for valuation students and specialists. Ervin L. Black and Mark L. Zyla provide thorough instructions for understanding, accounting for, and reporting this challenging asset class.
Take your books to the cloud with the ultimate guide to Xero Xero For Dummies is your one-stop resource for working with this revolutionary accounting software. Whether you're brand new to Xero or converting from another program, you'll get up and running in a flash; if you're already using Xero, this book will show you how to take advantage of the software's full functionality. Easy to use and deceptively powerful, Xero is so much more than a spreadsheet &ndash it can help you streamline reporting; manage inventory; simplify accounts; and organise suppliers, customers and more. Automatic imports, intuitive coding and seamless synching across multiple business platforms gets the paperwork done quickly so you can get back to running your business. This new third edition includes coverage of the newest features, including updates on payroll, purchase orders, reporting and inventory so you can optimise your system to help your business thrive. Xero's cloud-based single-ledger accounting system is user-friendly and efficient, but expert guidance will help you get the absolute most out of the software's features and functionality. This book shows you every nook and cranny, with screenshots and best practices, so you can let Xero handle the books while you focus on running your business. Fine-tune your set-up, or convert from another accounting program Manage daily activities with contacts, accounts, sales and payables Master weekly and monthly reporting routines Track inventory, monitor your business and get the most out of Xero You didn't start your business in order to become an accountant, but bookkeeping is critically important to the short- and long-term health of your company. Xero simplifies the process and saves you time, and Xero For Dummies helps you leverage every feature Xero has to offer. In addition to the book, visit www.dummies.com/go/xerofd3e for an online-only appendix you can download for free, which gives you all the info you need to master your payrun.
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.
Praise for Accounting Best Practices Sixth Edition «For a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read guide to fixing those all-too-common shortcomings in your accounting department, look no further than this excellent book. Steve Bragg provides hundreds of fixes, many of them requiring surprisingly little time or cost while providing a handy guide to common implementation pitfalls . . . I would recommend this invaluable book to anyone who is looking to enhance their existing processes, whether due to growth in their business, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, or just as part of their ongoing improvement process.» —Martyn Webster, CPA, Director of FinanceXenoPort, Inc. «This book is critical to running an efficient and accurate accounting department. The use of RFID technology to track documents is one of many valuable tools in this latest edition. A required read for the demanding accounting manager's role.» —Jason Charet, CPA «I've used Steve Bragg's Accounting Best Practices books for years as a source of ideas for improvement. Like the previous editions, the Fifth Edition has a number of new, actionable best practices as well as refinements of those ideas reported in previous editions. The books are broad enough in their perspective so that nearly any organization could find ideas that could pay back the cost of the book many times over.» —John Temmerman, Controller, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America «What a great resource! I have been in the accounting field for over twenty years, and I was still able to gain insight into improving processes within my office. Thanks for putting it all in one book!» —Tina M. Thomas, CPA, CTP, Controller, Goodman & Company, LLP
The essential not-for-profit GAAP reference, updated with the latest standards Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 is the essential accounting resource for not-for-profit organizations, providing quick access to the most up-to-date standards and practical tools for implementation. Designed help you find the answers you need quickly and easily, this guide features helpful visual aids alongside detailed explanations tailored to the not-for-profit sector. Authoritative discussion covers Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification, which includes the standards originally issued in the Statements, Interpretations and Technical Bulletins; Accounting Principles Board Opinions, Accounting Research Bulletins, AICPA Statements of Position and FASB Emerging Issues Task Force statements relevant to the not-for-profit organization. The unique characteristics of the not-for-profit organization demand adherence to specific GAAP; auditors and preparers must understand these standards, stay up-to-date as they continue to evolve and know how to apply them in the course of real-world financial statement preparation. This book provides the guidance you need in a user-friendly format. Get up to date on the latest changes to GAAP affecting not-for-profit organizations Reference authoritative standards for measurement, presentation and disclosure Consult flowcharts, diagrams and charts to find answers at a glance Double-check disclosures against a checklist of GAAP requirements Accounting standards are constantly changing, and the special requirements targeting not-for-profits add an additional challenge to full compliance. Instead of wading through dozens of volumes of official pronouncements to locate relevant information, consult an all-in-one resource targeted specifically to not-for-profit GAAP – one that is updated annually to bring you the most current information available. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 provides clear answers and practical guidance to help you streamline GAAP implementation and ensure compliance.