Get quick answers to all your GAAP questions
Presenting a question and answer format for the most common accounting problems arising from specific generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) topics, The Vest Pocket Guide to GAAP provides complete, easy–to–navigate coverage with concise explanations and hundreds of supporting examples.
This reliable reference goes anywhere you go to a client′s office, on a business trip, or to an important lunch meeting, with helpful tools, including:
- Journal entries
- Flowcharts outlining various options
- Footnote disclosures
- Brief examples
- And much more!
Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for understanding the day–to–day GAAP issues every accountant, controller, or CFO is sure to face, The Vest Pocket Guide to GAAP is the handy pocket problem solver that gives you the helpful information you want right now, in the quick–reference format you need. Includes:
- Shows when to use fair value
- Public company accounting requirements
- Covers foreign exchange accounting
- Industry–specific GAAP guidance
- Covers all major standards
- Hundreds of supporting examples
What This Book Will Do for You.
PART I THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.
One Financial Statements Presentation.
Two Operating Segments.
Three Earnings per Share.
Four Interim Financial Reporting.
Five Related Party Disclosures.
Six Subsequent Events.
PART II ASSETS, LIABILITIES, AND EQUITY.
Eight Investments Debt and Equity Securities.
Nine Investments Equity Method and Cost Method.
Eleven Other Assets and Deferred Costs.
Twelve Property, Plant, and Equipment.
Thirteen Intangible Assets.
Fourteen Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations.
PART III REVENUE AND EXPENSES.
Eighteen Revenue Recognition.
Nineteen Employee Benefits and Benefit Plans.
Twenty Stock Compensation.
Twenty–One Other Expenses.
Twenty–Two Research and Development Expenses.
Twenty–Three Income Taxes.
PART IV SPECIAL TRANSACTIONS.
Twenty–Four Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.
Twenty–Five Business Combinations.
Twenty–Seven Fair Value.
Twenty–Eight Foreign Currency Matters.
Thirty–One Nonmonetary Transactions.
Thirty–Two Not–for–Profit Entities.
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.