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In Financial Statement Analysis, 5th Edition, leading investment authority Martin Fridson returns with Fernando Alvarez to provide the analytical framework you need to scrutinize financial statements, whether you're evaluating a company's stock price or determining valuations for a merger or acquisition. This fully revised and up-to-date 5th Edition offers fresh information that will help you to evaluate financial statements in today's volatile markets and uncertain economy, and allow you to get past the sometimes biased portrait of a company's performance.
This book is a timely addition to the fast-growing international debate on Integrated Reporting, which offers a holistic view of the evolution and practice of Integrated Reporting. The book covers the determinants and consequences of Integrated Reporting, as well as examining some of the most relevant issues (particularly in the context of the United States) in the debate about Integrated Reporting.
This book will appeal to individuals interested in developing their knowledge in financial accounting, including students sitting the Edexcel London exams, entrepreneurs and managers. It explains the process of recording transactions in depth by considering value added tax. The book adopts a practical approach, and highlights the main documents that lead to business transactions, while also describing accounting controls like bank reconciliation. In addition, the text addresses the main features and final accounts of different enterprises like sole trader, partnership, clubs and companies. Questions are provided at the end of each chapter in order to help the reader understand the main techniques shown here.
The adoption by the Accounting Standards Board of its Statement of Principles for Financial Reporting in December 1999 means that we now have an authoritative conceptual framework which should govern the production of British financial statements. Yet while the text of the Statement is directed at members of the accounting profession, students of accounting will need to understand the framework and its repercussions.
An Introduction to Modern Financial Reporting Theory explains the content of the Statement in an accessible language, specifically for the student of accounting and finance. This text will be of direct and practical interest to students who need to understand the contents of the new framework, which helps to explain: why and how financial reporting is carried out; why financial statements are prepared in the way that they are; why accounting standards specify one method rather than another; how the methods specified by accounting standards relate to each other; how practice has developed and will continue to develop.
Brian Rutherford emphasizes and enlarges on the key features of the framework, provides many more examples, shows how the framework applies in practice and also offers some criticisms of its content. The book clarifies to students why various methods and practices in accounting have evolved, while illustrating how they relate to each other and to the underlying function of financial reporting.
This text will be essential reading on university and professional courses in advanced financial accounting, particularly courses on Accounting Theory and Financial Reporting.
Brian Rutherford is Professor of Accounting at Canterbury Business School, University Kent at Canterbury.
"Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities, 13e", by Wilson and Kattelus has been streamlined and will contain complete, accurate, and up-to-date coverage of all facets of accounting for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. This book is intended for readers concerned with the preparation and analysis of financial statements and auditing of governmental and nonprofit entities. It reflects all major changes to authoritative pronouncements from the GASB, FASB, FASAB, AICPA, GAO, and OMB that affect government and not-for-profit organizations.
The Fundamentals of Integrated Reporting Certificate program (13.5 CPE Credits) will ensure you understand the benefits of Integrated Reporting for your organization, develop your knowledge of the IIRC's International Framework and prepare you to successfully implement Integrated Reporting. Accredited by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), this online self-study certificate program will ensure you understand the benefits of Integrated Reporting for your organization, develop your knowledge of the IIRC's International Framework and prepare you to successfully implement Integrated Reporting. Enhanced On-Demand Format This product includes a course manual, plus a narrated PowerPoint video presentation delivered by Samantha Griffiths BSc (Hons), MBA, FCCA. The presentation is split into twelve separate segments relating to the chapters within the manual. This product is designed to be used by first watching the specific video segment, and then, returning to the course manual to read the relevant chapter. WHO WILL BENEFIT? This certificate program is valuable to anyone who needs to understand the benefits which Integrated Reporting can bring to an organization. This includes: Businesses planning to adopt integrated reporting that want to know where to start. Businesses and individuals who want to find out more about the benefits of integrated reporting and how to start the process. Individuals who want to advocate the adoption of integrated reporting within their organization. KEY TOPICS Integrated reporting -- the vision for better corporate reporting Integrated thinking -- creating value over time Preparing the integrated report -- communicating value creation Implementing integrated reporting -- from financial management to value management. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Identify the business case for the introduction of Integrated Reporting, including integrated thinking, to an organization. Recall the fundamental concepts of value creation, the capitals, and the value creation process. Identify the requirements of the International Framework. Identify the factors which contribute to successful implementation of Integrated Reporting, including integrated thinking, within an organization. Digital Badge: Your Professional Distinction Set yourself apart as a future-ready financial professional. Upon completion, you will be awarded with a certificate in the form of a digital badge. Digital badges allow you to distinguish yourself in the marketplace and show your commitment to quality. The badge can be posted to your social media profiles and linked to your resume or email signature, providing maximum visibility to your achievement. Credit Info CPE CREDITS: Online: 13.5 (CPE credit info) NASBA FIELD OF STUDY: Accounting LEVEL: Basic PREREQUISITES: None ADVANCE PREPARATION: None DELIVERY METHOD: QAS Self-Study COURSE ACRONYM: IRFC Online Access Instructions A personal pin code is enclosed in the physical packaging that may be activated online upon receipt. Once activated, you will gain immediate online access to the product for one full year. System Requirements AICPA's online CPE courses will operate in a variety of configurations, but only the configuration described below is supported by AICPA technicians. A stable and continuous internet connection is required. In order to record your completion of the online learning courses, please ensure you are connected to the internet at all times while taking the course. It is your responsibility to validate that CPE certificate(s) are available within your account after successfully completing the course and/or exam. Supported Operating Systems: Macintosh OS X 10.10 to present Windows 7 to present Supported Browsers: Apple Safari Google Chrome Microsoft Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Required Browser Plug-ins: Adobe Flash Adobe Acrobat Reader Technical Support: Please contact [email protected]
All business organizations produce financial statements, and the information communicated (or hidden) in these is relevant to a wide range of users. After a number of recent financial scandals from banks to supermarkets, the need to fully understand financial statements has never been so imperative, and the topic itself so pertinent. With updated examples to reflect the current business environment, including new material on the ethical considerations, and a wider array of business examples, from retail to services and banks, O'Hare continues to demist financial statements for non-specialists. In this new and refreshed edition, he once again covers the topic in an accessible way and assumes no prior training or study in accounting. Offering a range of extra resources, including end of chapter questions, topics for further discussion and brimming with real-world examples, this concise new edition provides a comprehensive resource that will be welcomed by lecturers and instructors charged with delivering classes on financial statements.
Event Studies are overwhelmingly widespread in financial research, providing tools for shedding light on market efficiency, as well as measuring the impact of various occurrences on public firms' security prices. Mastering the Event Study approach is essential for researchers and practitioners alike. Event Studies for Financial Research aims to help readers obtain valuable hands-on experience with Event Study tools and gain technical skills for conducting their own studies. Kliger and Gurevich provide a detailed application of their approach, which consists of: a description of the method; references; guided applications; and elaborated framework for implementing the applications.
Corporate Financial Reporting critically examines contemporary corporate financial reporting. The complexity of the reporting process and the myriad of issues facing the directors, accountants and auditors can only be successfully understood from a firm conceptual base. Recent financial scandals clearly highlight the interrelationships between all the themes explored in this book, from financial reporting to auditing, from management's motivations to fraud.
Special features of this book include:
- A critical examination of accounting 'theory'
- Senior practitioners' insights on 'a true and fair view'
- An exploration of 'the financial reporting expectations gap'
- A discussion of the nature of 'corporate performance'
- An examination of corporate fraud
- An examination of the implications of 'real-time' reporting by companies
- Discussion questions at the end of each chapter
The book will be relevant to advanced undergraduate as well as postgraduate and MBA students.
First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Much has been said and written about the 'financial tsunami' and subsequent economic dislocation that occurred in the opening decade of the 21st Century. Professor Ivo Pezzuto is described by business scholars as an expert on the global financial crisis. He has lectured about it at conferences and seminars; written some of the most read and quoted papers; contributed to what is considered the most authoritative book on the subject; and to one of the best known US-based blogs dealing with it. In Predictable and Avoidable, Dr Pezzuto offers business school students; academics; and industry experts in the fields of finance, risk management, audit, corporate governance, economics, and regulation, a truly independent and unbiased analysis of the financial crises starting in 2007 and one of the first fully considered expositions of the financial, governance and regulatory reforms needed for the future. Augmented with personal interviews involving selected global thought leaders and industry experts, the author's narrative focuses on the technical issues that led to the global crisis, but also addresses the human, cultural, and ethical aspects of the events from both sociological and managerial perspectives. The book exposes the root causes and contributes significantly to the debate about the change needed in the banking and finance industries and to supervisory frameworks and regulatory mechanisms. This analysis enables readers to understand that the crisis we have seen was predictable and should have been avoidable, and that a recurrence can be avoided, if lessons are learned and the right action taken.
This practice aid is intended to provide accounting and auditing professionals with guidelines and best practices to promote consistency and for resolving the difficult questions of special purpose framework application, specifically for the financial statements of state and local governments. Although this practice aid is the best source for such guidance, it is nonauthoritative and should not be used as a substitute for the preparer's professional judgment. This publication is not intended for use by governments that are required by law, regulation, contract, or policy to prepare financial statements in accordance with GAAP. Key Benefits Include: Clarified and additional guidance and practice points related to the treatment of defined benefit pension plan and OPEB benefit costs Additional practice points on accounting and reporting issues related to the timing of payroll payments and the impact of the use of special purpose frameworks on single audit low risk auditee status Refinements to illustrative auditor reports and an added illustrative auditor report dealing with financial statements presented using both GAAP and special purpose frameworks Who Will Benefit: Auditors for state and local governments Financial statement preparers for state and local governments
The increasing pace of global conformance towards the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) highlights the need for accounting students as well as accounting practitioners to be conversant with IFRS. Teaching IFRS offers expert descriptions of, and insights into, the IFRS convergence process from a teaching and learning perspective. Hence this book is both timely and likely to have considerable impact in providing guidance for those who teach financial reporting around the world. The contents of the book come from authoritative sources and offer something distinctive to complement the existing textbooks which typically focus on the technical aspects of IFRS and their adoption. Drawing upon the experiences of those who have sought to introduce IFRS-related classroom innovations and the associated student outcomes achieved therefrom, the book offers suggestions about how to design and deliver courses dealing with IFRS and catalogues extensive listings of IFRS-related teaching resources to support those courses. This book was originally published as a special issue of Accounting Education: An international journal.
"Accounts Made Simple" looks at companies' accounts from the perspective of the investor. Each chapter looks at a different aspect of the accounts, such as assets, trading and capital structure. These are first explained in simple terms, avoiding accounting jargon. The second half of each chapter then considers issues that the investor should consider. Examples include: Are the assets overvalued? Is the company overtrading? Is the company borrowing too much? The book will help remove the mystery of pages of numbers followed by long lists of notes. The investor will gain an understanding of what all the terms and numbers mean, and be able to make his or her own decision about whether the company seems a good investment.
'A welcome contribution to the debate on the changing face of accounting in Britain.' - Financial Times;Since the inception of the Financial Reporting Council in May 1990, the Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Reporting Review Panel have featured prominently in the financial press. Creative Accounting questions whether the new regime is likely to improve financial reporting practices in the United Kingdom. Do financial statements contain useful information? Is the new profit and loss account a reliable measure of financial performance? What significance should be attached to the balance sheet and the gearing ratio? Are UK companies guilty of using financial techniques to improve their reported results? Does the stock market pay any attention to company financial statements? Is there such a thing as creative accounting? What is the role of the auditor? Will the recommendations of the Cadbury Committee help to restore public confidence in financial reporting? In addressing these issues, Creative Accounting highlights the complexities and limitations of company financial statements. It is essential reading for all users of these statements.
What was only a vision three decades ago has now become a reality. As of the beginning of 2005, over 100 countries, including the European Union, either require or permit use of international financial reporting standards (IFRS) for preparation of financial statements by enterprises in their respective jurisdictions. This publication has been prepared to disseminate the lessons learned to a wider audience. As a growing number of developing countries and countries with economies in transition are embarking on the IFRS implementation process, the need for sharing experiences and lessons learned is becoming even more vital. It is my hope that policymakers, regulators, standard-setters and educators will find this publication to be a timely reference and a useful tool as they go about tackling practical implementation challenges of IFRS.
This book is aimed at the busy professional accountant. It
represents a distillation of the best and most relevant articles in
the professional accounting press published over the last three
years. The articles have been extracted from such prominent
journals as Accountancy, the Journal of Accountancy, Management
Accountancy and Accountancy Ireland.
Corporate valuation underlies the interrelationship between corporate strategy, financial analysis and financial management. Acquisitions, mergers, ESOPs and private placements are becoming increasingly common in the middle-market as investment banks and non-bank entities become players in the field. Managers and financial professionals need to become conversant in corporate valuation methods in order to expand their relationships with customers and to create profitable opportunities for their organization.;This text provides a catalogue of valuation tools, together with guidance on analyzing and valuing a business. The author breaks down the topic to provide advice for any business, no matter how complex. He presents eight different methods of firm valuation and discusses the benefits and limitations of each method, supporting this information with examples from international markets.
This is the definitive guide to IFRS for those reporting outside of the UK. It provides practical guidance on the interpretation and application of all IFRSs issued by the IFRS Foundation, and contains practical worked examples and extracts from company reports as well as model IFRS financial statements, which help to illustrate the explanations. With input from over 100 members of the Global Accounting Consulting Services authoring team, it provides extensive insight based on PwC's IFRS experience around the world. This pack comprises the following 3 volumes: Manual of Accounting IFRS 2013 Vol. 1 (9781780431079); Manual of Accounting IFRS 2013 Vol. 2 (9781780431079); Illustrative IFRS Consolidated Financial Statements for 2012 year ends (9781780431048). In North America, Manual of Accounting IFRS Pack is of relevance to Canada, which has adopted IFRS accounting standards, but not to the US, which uses US GAAP. Previous edition pack ISBN: 9781847669131
This 2016 edition includes the authoritative standards and interpretations applicable to preparation, compilation, and review engagements. These standards provide the requirements for practitioners performing these engagements. Since the highly anticipated release of SSARS No. 21, Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services: Clarification and Recodification, practitioners have been preparing for the most significant revisions to the nonaudit literature in over 35 years. SSARS No. 21 completely superseded all prior standards except for those pertaining to the compilation of pro forma financial information. The more significant changes attributed to SSARS No. 21 include: Introduction of a new type of engagement for practitioners to prepare financial statements in accordance with SSARSs Revisions to the applicability of the compilation engagement, moving away from being submission driven to engagement driven This codification delivers SSARS No. 21 in the traditional codified format, complete with the following sections: AR-C Section 60, General Principles for Engagements Performed in Accordance With Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services AR-C Section 70, Preparation of Financial Statements AR-C Section 80, Compilation Engagements AR-C Section 90, Review of Financial Statements New since the previous edition is Interpretation No. 1, "Considerations Related to Reviews Performed in Accordance With International Standard on Review Engagements (ISRE) 2400 (Revised), Engagements to Review Historical Financial Statements," of AR-C section 90, Review of Financial Statements. You'll find that this codification is fully indexed and arranged by subject. The guidance (and related interpretations to the extent applicable) help you apply the standards in specific circumstances and clearly show amendments, deleted or superseded portions, and conforming changes due to the issuance of other authoritative guidance. Who Will Benefit: Accountants performing preparation, compilation, or review engagements in accordance with SSARS
Better Corporate Reporting outlines the latest frameworks for enhancing non-financial and sustainability reporting. It includes guides to: the International Integrated Reporting Council's new framework; the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 framework; and a detailed look at the concept at the heart of both of these new frameworks, materiality.
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