Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

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The essential not-for-profit GAAP reference, updated with the latest standards

Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 is the essential accounting resource for not-for-profit organizations, providing quick access to the most up-to-date standards and practical tools for implementation. Designed help you find the answers you need quickly and easily, this guide features helpful visual aids alongside detailed explanations tailored to the not-for-profit sector. Authoritative discussion covers Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification, which includes the standards originally issued in the Statements, Interpretations and Technical Bulletins; Accounting Principles Board Opinions, Accounting Research Bulletins, AICPA Statements of Position and FASB Emerging Issues Task Force statements relevant to the not-for-profit organization.

The unique characteristics of the not-for-profit organization demand adherence to specific GAAP; auditors and preparers must understand these standards, stay up-to-date as they continue to evolve and know how to apply them in the course of real-world financial statement preparation. This book provides the guidance you need in a user-friendly format.

  • Get up to date on the latest changes to GAAP affecting not-for-profit organizations
  • Reference authoritative standards for measurement, presentation and disclosure
  • Consult flowcharts, diagrams and charts to find answers at a glance
  • Double-check disclosures against a checklist of GAAP requirements

Accounting standards are constantly changing, and the special requirements targeting not-for-profits add an additional challenge to full compliance. Instead of wading through dozens of volumes of official pronouncements to locate relevant information, consult an all-in-one resource targeted specifically to not-for-profit GAAP — one that is updated annually to bring you the most current information available. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2017 provides clear answers and practical guidance to help you streamline GAAP implementation and ensure compliance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119385387
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/06/2017
Series: Wiley Regulatory Reporting
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 560
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Richard F. Larkin, CPA (Bethesda, MD) is technical director of not-for-profit accounting and auditing for Long Group, Chartered, in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a certified public accountant with over 35 years of experience serving not-for-profit organizations. He teaches, speaks, and writes extensively on not-for-profit industry matters.

Marie DiTommaso, CPA, (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)
is a partner in her own CPA practice, DiTommaso&Ruppel, CPAs. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial reporting in both the not-for-profit and commercial accounting environments

Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Authors ix

Not-for-Profi t Accounting Literature xi

Part 1 Overview of Not-for-Profi t Organizations 1

Chapter 1 Overview of Not-for-Profi t Organizations 3

Chapter 2 Cash versus Accrual-Basis Accounting 11

Part 2 Basic Financial Statements 21

Chapter 3 Statement of Financial Position 23

Chapter 4 Statement of Activities 31

Chapter 5 Statement of Cash Flows 41

Chapter 6 Other Financial Statement Issues 57

Part 3 Specifi c Not-for-Profi t Accounting Topics 75

Chapter 7 Fund Accounting 77

Chapter 8 Net Assets 89

Chapter 9 Contributions, Pledges, Noncash Contributions, and Exchange Transactions 99

Chapter 10 Investments 145

Chapter 11 Affi liated Organizations 165

Chapter 12 Split-Interest Agreements 187

Chapter 13 Fundraising and Joint Costs 197

Chapter 14 Functional Reporting 211

Chapter 15 Collections 217

Part 4 Other Accounting-Related Not-for-Profi t Topics 221

Chapter 16 Accounting for Specifi c Types of Not-for-Profi ts 223

Chapter 17 Importance of Budgets to a Not-for-Profi t 237

Chapter 18 Principal Federal and State Tax Reporting and Regulatory Requirements 255

Part 5 General Accounting Topics Applied to Not-for-Profi t Organizations 317

Chapter 19 Current Assets and Current Liabilities 319

Chapter 20 Inventory 327

Chapter 21 Long-Lived Assets, Depreciation, and Impairment 335

Chapter 22 Intangible Assets 347

Chapter 23 Contingencies 355

Chapter 24 Mergers and Acquisitions 371

Chapter 25 Accounting for Pensions and Postretirement Benefi ts 387

Chapter 26 Long-Term Liabilities 423

Chapter 27 Accounting Changes 441

Chapter 28 Accounting for Leases 447

Chapter 29 Financial Instruments 483

Chapter 30 Capitalization of Interest Costs 495

Appendix: Disclosure Checklist 501

Index 531

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