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Gain a strong understanding of the accounting information systems and related technologies you'll use in your business career with Hall's leading ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 10E. You'll find a unique emphasis on ethics, fraud, and the modern manufacturing environment. This edition focuses on the needs and responsibilities of accounting system designers and auditors. Coverage discusses Sarbanes-Oxley as it affects internal controls and other relevant topics. Examine the risks and advantages of IT outsourcing including cloud computing. With thorough updates of the transaction cycle and business processes coverage, you also gain a solid understanding of the risks and internal control issues related to a range of accounting information system technologies employed by today's small and large business organizations.
SAICA Student Handbook Set Volume 2.
Packaged as Volume 2A (1); Volume 2A (2); Volume 2B; Volume 2C and Volume 2D
Fixed Income Analysis Workbook helps busy professionals better understand and apply the concepts and methodologies essential to fixed income portfolio management. A companion to the Fixed Income Analysis text, this helpful workbook offers learning objectives, chapter summaries, and practice problems that reinforce the practitioner-oriented material to give readers the confidence they need before applying these concepts to real cases. Readers will test their understanding of the metrics, methods, and mechanics associated with fixed income portfolios, and make use of the tools and techniques described in the text. * Work topic-specific practice problems to facilitate intuitive understanding * Review each topic quickly using clear chapter summaries * Understand each chapter's objective to avoid missing key information * Practice important methods and techniques before applying them in the real world For a more solid understanding of fixed income portfolio management, Fixed Income Analysis Workbook is a complete, practical resource.
This revised and updated fifth edition of Accounting for Managers builds on the international success of the previous editions in explaining how accounting is used by non-financial managers. Emphasizing the interpretation rather than the construction of accounting information, Accounting for Managers encourages a critical, rather than an unthinking acceptance of accounting techniques. Whilst immensely valuable for planning, decision-making and control, users of accounting information need to recognize the assumptions behind, and the limitations of particular accounting techniques. As in the previous editions, the book links theory with practical examples and case studies drawn from real business situations across a wide range of manufacturing, retail and service industries.
In 1994, Malawi adopted an unusually progressive Constitution, unprecedented in the country's political and constitutional history. 'Human Rights under the Malawian Constitution' takes stock of the human rights jurisprudence generated by the new Constitution and the new judiciary in Malawi over the past sixteen years. The book examines the largely unreported Malawian cases and legislation and systematically analyses them with a view to constructing a coherent corpus of human rights jurisprudence, which is essential to consolidating democracy, establishing the foundation for the rule of law and ushering in an era of accelerated development in Malawi. The author draws on a wealth of international and comparative jurisprudence, including that from other African countries, without detracting from the main objective of constructing a Malawian brand of jurisprudence. Ultimately the book reveals that it is possible for human rights to grow even in underdeveloped countries. 'Human Rights under the Malawian Constitution' is intended for use by judges, lawyers, legal scholars, students, civil society, law reform officers, human rights institutions and comparative law scholars. _______________________________________________ Danwood Mzikenge Chirwa is Associate Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. He has published widely in the fields of constitutional and human rights law. _______________________________________________ ' This book] makes a significant contribution to African constitutional law. The author has engaged in a careful and systematic treatment of all of the clauses contained in Malawi's Bill of Rights, as well as the jurisprudence which has been developed by its courts over the past 16 years .... Accordingly, this is a work which anyone who wishes to engage in African constitutional law in general and Malawian law in particular will be required to use as a major source of reference.' Dennis Davis, Judge of the High Court of South Africa; Honorary Professor of Law, University of Cape Town ' This book] fills a gap in the literature of human rights in the region with its excellent examination of the Malawian provisions. It is well written and will appeal to a wider readership than Malawi.' Boyce Wanda, Professor of Law, University of Fort Hare
Children's rights are now enshrined in the South African constitution, and lip service is regularly paid to them, but how effectively are they implemented? From research undertaken by the Centre for Socio-Legal Research over the last twenty years, the question has increasingly arisen of how much use such rights are on paper if the systems charged with ensuring their implementation are inadequate for the task. Possibly even more important, it has become evident that it is not enough to make 'the best interests of the child' the touch-stone for legal and welfare decisions on children, if the individuals charged with those decisions have little training -- or ready access to expertise -- in child development or the realities of a fast-changing country of many cultures. Decisions that radically affect children's futures -- whether custody decisions on divorce, fostering, children's home, adoption placements, or juvenile court decisions -- have life-long consequences. But there is also little hard evidence of what is influencing such decisions in practice, nor how decision-making for South African children can be improved. This book is the result of an attempt to remedy some of these gaps. It presents the evidence from an interdisciplinary collaborative project set up to research how legal decisions on children are being made in the new South Africa, and how children's rights are faring in practice in a variety of relevant settings.
Health care priorities introduces students to the cross-curricular special subjects and health care priorities that are covered as a prelude to specialisation courses. The topics have been carefully selected to be in line with developments in the nursing qualification and, more broadly, in health care. The title has a strong community-based focus and encourages problem solving both in the clinic and in the community setting. Each chapter contains tutorial-type questions to stimulate discussion and personal research.
The law of Expropriation has been changed by the Constitution in important respects, including the circumstances in which Expropriation may be used for land reform, and the measure of compensation. It will feature prominently in South Africa's land reform programme, and is considered in the first eight chapters of the book. Three chapters are devoted to the acquisition of rights by labour tenants under the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act. The restitution of land rights, under the Restitution of Land Rights Act, to people deprived of, or prevented from owning land, by racially discriminatory laws or practices after 1913, is given detailed analysis. Acquisition of rights by ways of necessity and prescription are each dealt with in separate chapters.
Navigate equity investments and asset valuation with confidence Equity Asset Valuation, Third Edition blends theory and practice to paint an accurate, informative picture of the equity asset world. The most comprehensive resource on the market, this text supplements your studies for the third step in the three-level CFA certification program by integrating both accounting and finance concepts to explore a collection of valuation models and challenge you to determine which models are most appropriate for certain companies and circumstances. Detailed learning outcome statements help you navigate your way through the content, which covers a wide range of topics, including how an analyst approaches the equity valuation process, the basic DDM, the derivation of the required rate of return within the context of Markowitz and Sharpe's modern portfolio theory, and more. Equity investments encompass the buying and holding of shares of stock in the anticipation of collecting income from dividends and capital gains. Determining which shares will be profitable is key, and an array of valuation techniques is applied on today's market to decide which stocks are ripe for investment and which are best left out of your portfolio. * Access the most comprehensive equity asset valuation text on the market * Leverage detailed learning outcome statements that focus your attention on key concepts, and guide you in applying the material accurately and effectively * Explore a wide range of essential topics, such as the free cash flow approach, valuation using Graham and Dodd type concepts of earning power, associated market multiples, and residual income models * Improve your study efforts by leveraging the text during your CFA certification program prep Equity Asset Valuation, Third Edition is a comprehensive, updated text that guides you through the information you need to know to fully understand the general analysis of equity investments.
Police officials under the Constitution are responsible for upholding the law and protecting South African citizens. Applied Law for Police Officials aims to give police officials the knowledge and understanding that will equip them to do so. In order to investigate crime effectively and to gather evidence that will enable the prosecuting authorities to secure convictions after following due process of law, police officials have to be familiar with the fundamental elements of criminal law, criminal procedure and the law of evidence. In Applied Law for Police Officials these elements are explained and discussed in the context of a Constitution that endorses the importance of human rights. This fifth edition of the textbook has been updated with the latest case law and is also enhanced to reflect the most recent attempts by Parliament to curb criminal behaviour. New topics, such as offences related to essential infrastructure, organised crime, human trafficking and cybercrime, have been introduced and are explained in a manner that is practical and will benefit police officials of all ranks and levels of experience.
This is the first title on the South African law of unjustified enrichment, covering the entire field of this area of the law. It aims not only at giving an accurate description of the current law, but also to investigate new solutions to old problems, making use of comparative insights. Unjustified enrichment is structured in an accessible way to make it possible for anyone easily to locate the law relevant to the specific problem that is being investigated - and to allow those who are not familiar with the subject to find their way into it.
Many law students may master the legal theory required of them but struggle to acquire the necessary academic and legal skills to pass and succeed in practice. This sentiment has been echoed over the past few years by legal practitioners and law bodies concerned about ill-equipped new practitioners. This book attempts to address the challenge of helping students achieve what is required of them and provides a basic foundation to studying and practising law.
For undergraduate and MBA Cost or Management Accounting courses. The text that defined the cost accounting market Horngren's Cost Accounting defines the cost accounting market and continues to innovate today by consistently integrating the most current practice and theory into the text. This acclaimed, market-leading text emphasizes the basic theme of "different costs for different purposes," and reaches beyond cost accounting procedures to consider concepts, analyses, and management. The 16th Edition, Global Edition, incorporates the latest research and most up-to-date thinking into all relevant chapters, so that students are prepared for the rewards and challenges they will face in the professional cost accounting world of today and tomorrow. MyLabTM Accounting not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. About the book Use the most current information to prepare students for their field Emphasis on Global Issues reflect today's increasingly global business environment. The importance of joint cost allocation in creating a trade war between poultry farms in South Africa and the United States (Chapter 16). The text's examples of management accounting applications in companies are drawn from international settings. Focus on merchandising and service sectors (versus traditional manufacturing settings)highlight the shifts in the US and world economies. Several Concepts in Action boxes focus on the merchandising and service sectors, including achieving cost leadership at Trader Joes, using activity-based costing to reduce the costs of health care delivery at the Mayo Clinic (Chapter 5), reducing fixed costs at Twitter (Chapter 2), and analyzing operating income performance at Best Buy (Chapter 12) and web-based budgeting at 24 Hour Fitness. Emphasis on sustainability as one of the critical managerial challenges of the coming decades, including material that stress themes of recognizing and accounting for environmental costs, energy independence and the smart grid, setting stretch targets to motivate greater carbon reductions, using cost analysis, carbon tax, and cap-and-trade auctions to reduce environmental footprints, and constructing "green" homes in a cost-effective manner. More focus on the role of accounting concepts and systems in fostering and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial activities in firms including: o The challenges posed by recognizing R&D costs as period expenses even though the benefits of innovation accrue in later periods. o How companies budget for innovation expenses and develop measures to monitor success of the innovation efforts delinked from operational performance in the current period (Chapter 6). o The importance of nonfinancial measures when making decisions about innovation (Chapter 11). o The concept that innovation starts with understanding customer needs (Chapter 13). o Process innovations for improving quality (Chapter 19). Cutting-edge topics are covered, including material around recent trends in big data and data analytics in predicting costs and when making demand forecasts. Provide a solid presentation of accounting hallmarks with a great emphasis on strategy Strategy maps are presented as a useful tool to implement the balanced scorecard and a simplified presentation of how income statements of companies can be analyzed from the strategic perspective of product differentiation or cost leadership. A new section helps students evaluate strategy maps such as the strength of links, differentiators, focal points and trigger points. Try It examples are simple and focus on key ideas or concepts. They are located after a particular concept or calculation, and invite students to practice what they have just learned. Becker Multiple Choice Questions in the assignment material probe students' knowledge of the chapter material and their ability to think critically about key concepts. Opening Vignettes. Each chapter opens with a vignette on a real company situation. The vignettes get students engaged in a business situation, or dilemma, illustrating why and how the concepts in the chapter are relevant in business. New examples on Quiksilver, General Motors, Boeing, Delta, Honda, and Viacom have been incorporated. Concepts in Action Boxes. Found in every chapter, these boxes cover real-world cost accounting issues across a variety of industries including automobile racing, defense contracting, entertainment, manufacturing, and retailing. New examples include Subway, Chipotle, H&M, Amazon, Under Armour, and Netflix.
In the Third Edition of "Managing Investment Portfolios," financial experts John Maginn, Donald Tuttle, Jerald Pinto, and Dennis McLeavey provide complete coverage of the most important issues surrounding modern portfolio management.
Now, in "Managing Investment Portfolios Workbook," Third Edition, they offer you a wealth of practical information and exercises that will solidify your understanding of the tools and techniques associated with this discipline. This comprehensive study guide--which parallels the main book chapter by chapter--contains challenging problems and a complete set of solutions as well as concise learning outcome statements and summary overviews.
Topics reviewed include:
The portfolio management process and the investment policy statement
Managing individual and institutional investor portfolios
Capital market expectations, fixed income, equity, and alternative investment portfolio management
Monitoring and rebalancing a portfolio
Global investment performance standards
South African shipping law is a rich amalgam of English common law and Roman-Dutch civilian principles. Its provenance was profoundly influenced first by Dutch dominance over the seas and world trade during the 17th and 18th centuries, and then by the might of the English commercial empire of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Today's South African shipping lawyer continues to draw on both systems, supplemented by innovative developments, especially in admiralty practice.
The second edition of Shipping Law & Admiralty Jurisdiction in South Africa follows ten years after its first publication. The book aims to cover all aspects of admiralty jurisdiction and practice, and general shipping law, in one volume.
This new edition has been fully revised and updated to include the contemporary issues together with new cases delivered by international courts and tribunals, such as the ICJ, ITLOS and Arbitral Tribunals, treaties, UN resolutions, and other instruments. It retains the clear chapter structure of the first edition, but has expanded the topics on marine spaces beyond national jurisdiction, maritime delimitation, protection of the marine environment. A new concluding chapter has also been included and presents a perspective on the future development of the international law of the sea. Detailed footnotes and further reading sections, combined with illustrations and tables ensure understanding of the subject. By offering clarity of expression and academic rigour, The International Law of the Sea remains the best choice for students.
Retaining the signature clarity and depth that made it an instant classic, this new fourth edition of The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization examines both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Fully updated to incorporate all new developments in the WTO's body of case law, this market-leading text offers readers a clear introduction to the basic principles of the multilateral trading system and a detailed examination of the law of the WTO. With integrated questions and assignments which allow readers to easily assess and reinforce their understanding and develop their analytical skills, The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization is essential reading for all WTO law students and practitioners.
Suitable for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, this classic text is also the ideal resource for practitioners, diplomats and policymakers looking for an introduction to the law of the WTO.
This book outlines the principles behind the international law of
foreign investment. The main focus is on the law governed by
bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. It traces the
purpose, context, and evolution of the clauses and provisions
characteristic of contemporary investment treaties, and analyses
the case law, interpreting the issues raised by standard clauses.
Particular consideration is given to broad treaty-rules whose
understanding in practice has mainly been shaped by their
interpretation and application by international tribunals. In
addition, the book introduces the dispute settlement mechanisms for
enforcing investment law, outlining the operation of Investor vs
There is already ample evidence that the new constitutional order has triggered an unprecedented flowering of South African jurisprudential debate. The aim of this book is to provide a sensitive and intuitive understanding of these debates. In addition, lecturers will be given an innovative approach to what has been previously regarded as a difficult, boring and irrelevant subject.
This book provides a comprehensive and analytical overview of human rights law in Africa. It examines the institutions, norms, and processes for human rights realization provided for under the United Nations system, the African Union, and sub-regional economic communitites in Africa, and explores their relationship with the national legal systems of African states. Since the establishment of the African Union in 2001, there has been a proliferation of regional institutions that are relevant to human rights in Africa. These include the Pan African Parliament, the Peace and Security Council, the Economic, Social and Cultural Council and the African Peer Review Mechanism of the New Partnership for Africa's Development. This book discusses the links between these institutions. It further examines the case law stemming from Africa' most important human rights instrument, the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, which entered into force on 21 October 1986. This new edition contains a new chapter on the African Children's Rights Committee as well as full coverage of new developments and instruments, such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on Enforced Disappearances, and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance. Three cross-cutting themes are explored throughout the book: national implementation and enforcement of international human rights law; legal and other forms of integration; and the role of human rights in the eradication of poverty. The book also provides an introduction to the relevant human rights concepts.
Domestic Violence and International Law argues that certain forms of domestic violence are a violation of international human rights law. The argument is based on the international law principle that, where a state fails to protect a vulnerable group of people from harm, whether perpetrated by the state or private actors, it has breached its obligations to protect against human rights violation. This book provides a comprehensive legal analysis for why a state should be accountable in international law for allowing women to suffer extreme forms of domestic violence and how this can help individual victims. It is irrelevant that the violence is perpetrated by individuals and not state actors such as soldiers or the police. The state's breach of its responsibility is in its failure to act effectively in domestic violence cases; and in its silent endorsement of the violence, it becomes complicit. The book seeks to reformulate academic and political debate on domestic violence and the responsibility of states under international law. It is based on empirical data combined with an honest assessment of whether or not domestic violence is recognised by the international community as a human rights violation. 'Domestic Violence in International Law [...] provides an original, provocative, and much needed legal framework for the coherent development of a norm against domestic violence in international human rights law...Dr. Meyersfeld has developed a thoroughgoing analysis that asks and answers the most difficult questions often neglected by academics, lawyers and activists who dismiss the possibility that systemic violence against women could violate international law...Most fundamentally, this book is memorable for the hope and optimism it expresses about the transformative possibilities of international law. For without compromising such intensely human values as privacy, autonomy and cultural identity, Dr. Meyersfeld moves her reader with an abiding conviction: that international law, fueled with the power of transnational actors, can propel public actors to protect abused and vulnerable people in their most private worlds.' From the Foreword by Harold Koh, The Legal Adviser, United States Department of State (2009-).
The second edition of Craig Deegan and Jeffrey Unerman's market leading text presents the various theoriesof financial accounting through a balanced and dynamic approach. Students are given all the tools toengage with these theories and are encouraged to critically evaluate and challenge them. Clearly writtenand user friendly, this new edition provides comprehensive coverage of internationally developed accountingtheories from a European perspective.
This book is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced
undergraduate and beginning graduate students who seek a rigorous
yet accessible introduction to the modern financial theory of
security markets. This is a subject that is taught in both business
schools and mathematical science departments. The full theory of
security markets requires knowledge of continuous time stochastic
process models, measure theory, mathematical economics, and similar
prerequisites which are generally not learned before the advanced
graduate level. Hence a proper study of the full theory of security
markets requires several years of graduate study. However, by
restricting attention to discrete time models of security prices it
is possible to acquire mathematics. In particular, while living in
a discrete time world it is possible to learn virtually all of the
important financial concepts. The purpose of this book is to
provide such an introductory study.
There is still a lot of mathematics in this book. The reader
should be comfortable with calculus, linear algebra, and
probability theory that is based on calculus, (but not necessarily
measure theory). Random variables and expected values will be
playing important roles. The book will develop important notions
concerning discrete time stochastic processes; prior knowledge here
will be useful but is not required. Presumably the reader will be
interested in finance and thus will come with some rudimentary
knowledge of stocks, bonds, options, and financial decision making.
The last topic involves utility theory, of course; hopefully the
reader will be familiar with this and related topics of
introductory microeconomic theory. Some exposure to
linearprogramming would be advantageous, but not necessary.
The aim of this book is to provide a rigorous treatment of the financial theory while maintaining a casual style. Readers seeking institutional knowledge about securities, derivatives, and portfolio management should look elsewhere, but those seeking a careful introduction to financial engineering will find that this is a useful and comprehensive introduction to the subject.
Financial management: Turning theory into practice is an accessible and principles-based financial management textbook for undergraduate and Honours Accounting students. The book takes cognizance of changes in the economic environment and their implications for the role of financial management and the teaching of the subject. Financial management follows the SAICA syllabus for financial management but also takes the skills required by the CIMA syllabus into account. It acknowledges the intent behind the SAICA Competency Framework to develop problem-solving, critical thinking and ethical business leaders, but at the same time provides academic and financial literacy support to students. This guided approach serves to produce both technically competent students as well as students who will be capable financial leaders in the workplace. Financial management supports students in the following ways: - Opening case studies engage student interest and illustrate why the principles that will be dealt with in the chapter are important for the successful financial management of South African companies. - Critical thinking boxes encourage students to think deeply about the consequences of various actions in the business environment, such as implementing financial performance measures, thereby developing their reasoning skills. - Worked examples guide students through problems in a step-by-step manner and give them confidence to tackle questions on their own. -Self-assessment questions test understanding of the key concepts. - 'Finance in action' boxes provide real-life examples of the theory covered in the chapter. The book is aimed at undergraduate and Honours Financial Management students enrolled in BCom Accounting courses at universities, primarily those following a CA route.
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