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Praise for Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations
"Gerry Zack’s book is a valuable resource for those who manage, audit, or investigate charities and other nonprofits. It is packed with information that can be used to reduce the high cost of fraud in this sector and to prevent the related reputational damage that can hurt a nonprofit’s ability to raise funds. This book can help ensure a nonprofit’s funds are used to help the needy and not wasted on lining a fraudster’s pockets."
"This book should be required reading for all managers and boards of directors of nonprofits. No doubt, it will inspire many readers to take a fresh look at their organizations’ practices. Zack easily cuts through the fluff and zeroes in on the critical points. A rare find–an informative how-to guide for avoiding and detecting fraud, written in an easy-to-digest, conversational tone. Zack is a master at making antifraud and compliance issues interesting as well as informative. Great as a primer, refresher, and a reference to be consulted again and again. Following Zack’s advice has the potential for radically reducing the amount of fraud in nonprofits."
In a climate in which public trust is at an all-time low, nonprofit organizations and their directors must take action to prevent fraud and abuse before their good name–and financial support–is damaged or lost forever. Fraud and Abuse in Nonprofit Organizations provides decision-makers with the most comprehensive, hands-on look yet at nonprofit fraud and abuse, and outlines a fraud awareness and deterrence system designed to uncover and stop financial dishonesty before its damage becomes irreparable.
The second edition of "Count Down" is revised to include and discuss developments affecting the Big Four and their business model since the December 2015 release of the first edition. Brought into this updated narrative, for example, are: The Big Four's growth to collective global 2016 revenue of $ 128 billion, and the continued disparities in growth between their Audit and Advisory practices. The imposition of mandatory auditor rotation by legislation and regulation in the European Union, and in the US, the PCAOB's requirement to name lead partners on public company audits. New examples of corporate financial malfeasance and potentially disruptive auditor litigation, involving clients of each of the Big Four. In addition, this new edition expands in scope and details the required re-engineering by which - with the necessary mutual cooperation among financial statement issuers and users, the accounting profession, legislators, regulators and agencies of law enforcement - a sustainable structure for financial reporting and assurance might emerge -- that is, a Big Audit model truly fit to serve today's global capital markets.
Whether you’re evaluating a company’s stock price, assessing its credit quality, or determining valuations for a merger or acquisition, deciphering the messages embedded within a company’s financial statements is critical–especially after the recent demise of so-called "solid" companies. This workbook will help you do this and much more, by allowing you to hone your skills and test the knowledge you’ve gained from reading Financial Statement Analysis, Third Edition.
Question-and-answer sections within this workbook correspond to each chapter of Financial Statement Analysis, Third Edition, so you can use this guide in conjunction with the actual text. Alternatively, you can use the self-administered tests that are also a part of this workbook to independently practice the skill of reading and understanding financial statements. Either way, using the Financial Statement Analysis Workbook will help you expand your skills in reading and analyzing financial statements–so you can successfully put your hard-won knowledge to work in the real world.
Publishing the Nonprofit Annual Report offers your nonprofit organization hands-on guidance to help you create an annual report that goes beyond fulfilling your financial reporting responsibilities and instead becomes a valuable communications, marketing, and image-building tool. Written by Caroline Taylor--a consultant who has more than twenty years of experience producing award-winning annual reports--this essential guide takes you through the report-writing cycle from start to finish. Step by step, she shows you how to create a plan, fit the report process into the overall schedule, assign tasks, develop the executive message, work with designers to integrate visual elements, and get the report printed on time and within budget.
The IFRS 15 standard is here, is your company ready? Learn how SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR) can align your financial reporting standards with this guide! Walk through the new five-step framework for revenue recognition, dive into best practices for implementing SAP RAR, and then configure the solution. From there, see how to migrate old data, process contracts, and produce reports. Don't delay: Make sure your business is IFRS-compliant! a. Foundation and Implementation: Review the new IFRS 15 standards and understand how SAP RAR helps you integrate them into your business processes. Then learn best practices for an SAP RAR implementation project, from planning to go-live. Finally, walk through the configuration steps for Sales and Distribution and legacy-based revenue recognition. b. Usage and Migration: Learn how to process revenue accounting contracts within the Revenue Accounting Engine (RAE), migrate old revenue data into SAP RAR, and generate key IFRS 15 reports for your industry. c. Business Cases: See how the new regulations have impacted two sample organizations in the telecom and high-tech industries. Apply the lessons learned to your own SAP RAR implementation and revenue practices. Highlights: Revenue recognition Five-step framework Vendor analysis matrix Project management and implementation Configuration and migration Revenue contracts Revenue data Dual reporting Business cases Revenue Accounting Engine (RAE)
The financial statements of banks differ very much from those of non-banks. The assets and liabilities are mostly financial based, and the equity ratio is far lower than the equity ratios of industrial companies. Banking supervision has a big influence on the financial statements too. Recent years have shown the risks which can evolve from banks, but normal instruments of financial statement analysis are not sufficient to analyse banks and locate these risks: different methods are needed.This book, by experienced bank analyst Thomas Padberg, provides analysts and investors with the tools to analyse bank financial statements, find problems in bank finances, and assess the risks of banks. Examples with real bank financial data are used to show readers the step-by-step methods to follow when looking at bank financial statements.The book covers:- The specific accounting rules that apply to banks.- How to analyse bank segment reporting.- The ratios to use when analysing bank financial statements.- How to analyse bank profit and loss accounts.- Equity analysis and stock analysis of banks.This is an essential guide for all analysts and serious investors who need to analyse bank financial statements.
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When the global financial crisis broke, central banks in both the US and the UK undertook massive asset purchase programmes which resulted in considerable increase in assets. Cross-border spillover effects were noted across global economies. Balance sheet adjustments may eventually gnaw at the profit-earning capacities of central banks, and in extreme cases, negative equity can manifest. This study investigates a benchmark for comparing central banks. The author employs a unique and large set of metrics to gauge the quality of central banks and presents an argument to reflect upon international best practices. The study uses different criteria including the accounting body, research, presence of stress-testing exercises, inflation-targeting frameworks, staff efficiency, and languages of communication with the public, amongst others. The book begins by providing an overview of central banking, before exploring some stylized facts about central banks in unique detail. It then presents a ratings methodology for worldwide central banks to analyse the results. A backtesting exercise is included to validate the quality of the ratings obtained. The book concludes by offering insights into the comparison of central banks.
Accounting has often been described as the language of business. As the increasing competition of overseas markets begins to affect even the smallest local companies, many more business professionals must become fluent in accounting principles and practice. Standardization of Financial Reporting and Accounting in Latin American Countries highlights the recent move to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and addresses some of the concerns raised due to cultural differences and the level of enforcement of these standards in separate countries. Describing the evolution of both financial and managerial accounting due to the adoption of IFRS, this book is an essential reference source for both students and seasoned professionals in the fields of accounting, finance, and related management fields, especially those with an international emphasis.
The producer price index (PPI) measures the rate at which the prices of producer goods and services are changing over time. It is a key statistic for economic and business decision-making and inflation monitoring. ""The Producer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practice"" provides clear, up-to-date guidance on the concepts, uses, methods, and economic theory of the PPI, including information on classifications, sources, compilation techniques, and analytical uses of the PPI. The Manual supersedes the previous international guidance on PPIs (available in the ""Manual on Producers' Price Indices for Industrial Goods"", published by the United Nations Statistics Division in 1979). The Manual's conceptual framework derives from the System of National Accounts 1993 and recent developments in index number theory. Preparation of the Manual was undertaken by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Price Statistics through a technical expert group chaired by the IMF and involving representatives from the ILO, the OECD, the UN Economic Commission for Europe, the World Bank, national statistical offices, and academic institutions.
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In the contemporary globalized and complex economic environment, Consolidated Financial Statements have assumed a primary role for investors, lenders and other creditors to assess the underlying economic and financial situation of any business concern. Trying to capture and represent the increasing complexity of the contemporary business models, the preparation of Consolidated Financial Statements started to grow in complexity as well, to the point that in certain instances its abuse led to some of the most severe corporate scandals of the history of financial reporting, calling for further research in this area.This book aims at providing a guide through the complex mechanisms of consolidation by showing how to understand and prepare Consolidated Financial Statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the most widespread set of accounting principles nowadays. On a step by step approach, the book introduces students and professionals to the meaning of consolidated accounts and it guides them into the consolidation process after a brief overview of IFRS, their environment and relevance.The book has been written based on many years of teaching and research in the area coupled with professional experience and it has been updated according to the new requirements and relevant changes introduced by IFRS 10 and 11. Students and professionals are guided through the topic of consolidation with an easy and direct style which aims to explain them both the economic significance of consolidated accounts and their accounting representation. Written and designed to make consolidation more approachable and accurate yet rigorous at the same time, it also contains many illustrative examples well integrated into the text and several exercises, with solutions, for self-study practice.
A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them
This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud. Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the worldFascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud HandbookOutlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice
Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.
As the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) makes progress towards widespread acceptance and use of its standards and practices, the need to become familiar with the IASB standards is rapidly increasing. Melville provides the tools for understanding the international standards and offers expert guidance on how to implement them. This second edition brings the book completely up-to-date and covers all international standards issued as at 1 January 2009. Features of the book include interpretive guidance, coverage of every key International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) and International Accounting Standard (IAS), together with an unparalleled level of student interactivity and assessment. The book provides a unique practical introduction to the international standards, outlining how these standards are used on a daily basis by companies in the preparation of their financial statements. The author examines the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements of each IFRS and IAS and every attempt has been made to explain the standards as clearly and concisely as possible. Examples and practice questions are provided throughout the book to aid student understanding and to provide a framework for grasping the key aspects of this complex and fast-moving subject.
'CAT Interactive Texts' offer comprehensive coverage of the ACCA (Certified Accounting Technician) syllabus, frequent questions in each chapter to check learning, exam-focused points, key terms, case examples, quizzes, diagrams and a bank of questions with answers to illustrate key points.
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