Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2015 Study Guide (January): Financial Accounting and Reporting

Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review 2015 Study Guide (January): Financial Accounting and Reporting

by O. Ray Whittington

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The world's most effective CPA exam prep system – Financial Accounting and Reporting module

Wiley CPAexcel Exam Review is the world's most trusted study guide for the Certified Public Accountant's exam – complete, comprehensive, and updated to align with the latest exam content. With 2,800 practice questions and solutions across four volumes, the unique modular format helps you organize your study program, zeroing in on areas that need work. This volume, Financial Accounting and Reporting, contains all current AICPA content requirements, providing total coverage of this section of the exam. You'll get detailed outlines and study tips, simulation and multiple choice questions, and skill-building problems that have made this guide the most effective CPA prep system for over thirty years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118917640
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/03/2014
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 1248
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 2.80(d)

About the Author

O. RAY WHITTINGTON, CPA, PHD, CMA, CIA,is Dean of the Driehaus College of Business and Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. Ray is a former member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board and the AICPA Accounting and Review Services Committee. He is also the coauthor of Audit Sampling: An Introduction, Fifth Edition, available from Wiley.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Author ix

About the Contributor ix


Chapter 1: Beginning Your CPA Review Program 3

Chapter 2: Examination Grading 17

Chapter 3: The Solutions Approach 19

Chapter 4: Taking The Examination 27

Chapter 5: Exam Content Overview 31


Module 9: Basic Theory and Financial Reporting 41

Module 10: Inventory 219

Module 11: Fixed Assets 269

Module 12: Monetary Current Assets and Current Liabilities 331

Module 13: Present Value 397

Module 14: Deferred Taxes 539

Module 15: Stockholders’ Equity 579

Module 16: Investments 641

Module 17: Statement of Cash Flows 689

Module 18: Business Combinations and Consolidations 727

Module 19: Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities 787

Module 20: Miscellaneous 827

Module 21: Governmental (State and Local) Accounting 899

Module 22: Not-for-Profit Accounting 985


Appendix A: Outlines of Accounting Pronouncements 1021

Appendix B: Financial Accounting and Reporting Sample Examination 1143

Appendix C: Sample Financial Accounting and Reporting Testlet Released by AICPA 1177

Appendix D: 2014 Released AICPA Questions for Financial Accounting and Reporting 1185

INDEX 1207

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