A Dictionary of Accounting

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Jonathan Law, Gary Owen
OUP Oxford, Apr 29, 2010 - Business & Economics - 439 pages
This best-selling dictionary includes more than 3,700 entries covering all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, direct taxation, indirect taxation, auditing, corporate finance, and accounting bodies and institutions. It boasts feature entries on key areas (e.g. Bankruptcy Law and the FTSE share indexes), and its international coverage includes important terms from UK, US, Australia, India, and Asia-Pacific. Over 250 new entries have been added to this edition to reflect the very latest developments in the accounting profession, e.g. the growing importance of International Accounting Standards, recent legislation, UK tax changes, and reliefs and allowances (e.g. Entrepreneurs' Relief, Annual Investment Allowance). In addition, coverage of taxation, finance, and audit has been increased and all entries have been revised to ensure they are up-to-date. With its authoritative and straightforward definitions and its wide-ranging coverage, this dictionary is essential for students and professionals in accounting and finance. It is also an ideal source of reference for anyone seeking a clear guide to the often-confusing world of accountancy terms.


A Dictionary of Accounting
Bankruptcy Law Feature
Assessment of Damages Feature
Data Protection Act 1998 Feature
European Economic and Monetary Union Feature
The FTSE Indexes Feature
International Standard Setters Feature
Mortgage Law Feature

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About the author (2010)

Jonathan Law is an editor at Market House Books in the UK.

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