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Wiley GAAP 2010: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles / Edition 8

Wiley GAAP 2010: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles / Edition 8


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Compiling the most comprehensive coverage of all the pronouncements in a single volume, Wiley GAAP 2010 presents accountants, CPAs, and financial professionals with coverage of the entire GAAP hierarchy. This perennial bestseller provides a thorough study and analysis of all generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) set forth in the pronouncements of the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) and its predecessor agencies. Including the most real-world examples and illustrations than any other source of its kind, this mainstay explains all pronouncements with relevant terminology and practice-oriented, real-world examples.

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ISBN-13: 9780470453193
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Pages: 1392
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Barry J. Epstein, PhD, CPA, is a partner with Chicago-based Russell Novak & Company, LLP, where he specializes in technical consultation on accounting and auditing matters and corporate governance, and maintains a national practice as a consulting and testifying expert for commercial and other litigation matters, including accountants’ malpractice, contractual dispute resolution, damages modeling, and white-collar criminal defense. He has previously served in senior technical and litigation consulting positions with several regional and national CPA firms, and as a corporate finance executive and college professor. Dr. Epstein has authored or coauthored six books (including Wiley IFRS Interpretation and Application), hundreds of professional education courses, several articles in business or professional journals, and a weekly business column for an international newspaper. He has served on several state and national technical committees, including the AICPA’s Board of Examiners, served as chair of the Illinois CPA Society’s senior accounting technical committee, and held teaching positions at several universities. Dr. Epstein received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, and also holds degrees from DePaul University and the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society, the AICPA, and the American Accounting Association.

Ralph Nach, CPA, is President and CEO of SkillSmart LLC, a Glenview, Illinois, based training and consulting firm. Mr. Nach writes, teaches, and consults on a wide range of accounting, auditing, quality management, and financial reporting matters. He has been a practitioner for over thirty years, during which he has served in capacities including accountant, auditor, quality control director, peer reviewer, educator, chief learning officer, and consultant for several public accounting firms, including Arthur Anderson LLP. Mr. Nach also served as a partner in the National Office of Audit and Accounting of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Mr. Nach holds a BSBA with honors from the Walter E. Heller School of Business Administration of Roosevelt University in Chicago, and is a licensed CPA in Illinois. He is a former adjunct lecturer in graduate accounting and finance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Nach has coauthored several other books and speaks nationally on accounting, auditing, and financial reporting topics. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society, where he has served as a chairman and/or member of numerous committees, and is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Nach was recently appointed as a charter member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the business school of his alma mater, Roosevelt University.

Steven Bragg, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPIM, has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He 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. He is the author of 28 books, including Accounting Best Practices, The Ultimate Accountants’ Reference, and Controllership. He has been the two-time president of the Colorado Mountain Club. He resides with his wife and two daughters in Centennial, Colorado. Sign up for his free accounting best practices newsletter at

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Table of Contents

Codification Taxonomy.

1 Researching GAAP Matters.

2 Statement of Financial Position.

3 Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income.

4 Statement of Cash Flows.

5 Accounting Policies, Changes, and Restatements.

6 Fair Value.

7 Cash, Receivables, and Prepaid Expenses.

8 Short-Term Investments and Financial Instruments.

9 Inventory.

10 Revenue Recognition—Evolving Principles and Specialized Applications.

11 Long-Lived Assets.

12 Long-Term Investments.

13 Business Combinations and Consolidated Financial Statements.

14 Current Liabilities and Contingencies.

15 Long-Term Liabilities.

16 Leases.

17 Income Taxes.

18 Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits.

19 Stockholders’ Equity.

Appendix A: Financial Statement Presentation.

20 Earnings Per Share.

Appendix: Comprehensive Example.

21 Interim Reporting.

22 Segment Reporting.

23 Foreign Currency.

Appendix: Accounts to Be Remeasured Using Historical Exchange Rates.

24 Personal Financial Statements.

Appendix: Hypothetical Set of Personal Financial Statements.

25 Specialized Industry GAAP.

Appendix A: Disclosure Checklist.

Appendix B: International vs. US Accounting Standards.


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