The Vest Pocket Guide to GAAP

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 28, 2010 - Study Aids - 336 pages
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Quick answers to your GAAP questions

The Vest Pocket Guide to GAAP is the handy pocket problem-solver that gives today's busy financial executives the GAAP advice they need in a quick-reference format.

Whether in public practice or private industry, professionals will always have this reliable reference tool at their fingertips because it easily goes anywhere-to a client's office, on a business trip, or to an important lunch meeting.

  • Provides succinct answers to common GAAP questions
  • Easy-to-use Q & A format offers hundreds of explanations supported by a multitude of examples, tables, charts, and ratios
  • Other titles by Bragg: Running an Effective Investor Relations Department: A Comprehensive Guide, Accounting Best Practices, Sixth Edition, and Just-in-Time Accounting, Third Edition

Convenient and comprehensive, The Vest Pocket Guide to GAAP is the handy reference you'll turn to again and again for quick answers to your GAAP questions.

 

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Contents

Two Operating Segments
27
Three Earnings per Share
37
Four Interim Financial Reporting
49
Five Related Party Disclosures
59
ASSETS LIABILITIES
67
Eight InvestmentsDebt and Equity
79
Nine InvestmentsEquity Method
91
Ten Inventory
99
Nineteen Employee Benefits
218
Twenty Stock Compensation
235
TwentyOne Other Expenses
257
TwentyTwo Research and Development
265
SPECIAL TRANSACTIONS
289
TwentyFive Business Combinations
299
TwentySix Derivatives
315
TwentySeven Fair Value
329

Eleven Other Assets and Deferred Costs
111
Twelve Property Plant and Equipment
119
Thirteen Intangible Assets
133
Fourteen Asset Retirement
151
Contents
163
Seventeen Equity
183
REVENUE AND EXPENSES
193
TwentyEight Foreign Currency Matters
341
TwentyNine Interest
353
Thirty Leases
363
ThirtyOne Nonmonetary Transactions
385
ThirtyTwo NotforProfit Entities
393
Index
411
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About the author (2010)

STEVEN M. BRAGG, CPA, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and auditor at Deloitte. He is the author of over forty books primarily targeted toward controllers and their needs. Bragg received a master's degree in finance from Bentley College, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maine.

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