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A Short Primer on Accounting Jon Ashley Corinne Mahoney Sandy Montgomery

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Accountancy Definition Different sorts of Accounting Rules that Govern Accountancy Desirable Characteristics of Accounting Information

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Types of Accounting Questions that a Librarian Might Receive Accounting as a Career CPA Exam Auditing: inner and outside The way of bookkeeping as a vocation Interpretation of Standards Tax questions

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Income Statement (P&L) Accounting Terms Net Income Accounts Payable Depreciation Glossaries: Accounting Dictionary-Accounting Glossary of Accounting Terms (VentureLine): http://www.ventureline.com/glossary.asp Accounting Terms and Glossary (Finet Holdings): http://www.finet.com.hk/bookkeeping/dictionary.htm Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting : Available at UNC in print and by means of NetLibrary as an eBook. Monetary record Accounts Receivable Assets Equity Retained Earnings Liabilities Capital

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Accounting Resources Accounting Standards Handbooks and Dictionaries Professional Associations Indexes/Databases Websites Annual Reports

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Accounting Standards Definition: Accounting gauges are legitimate articulations of how specific sorts of exchange and different occasions ought to be reflected in money related proclamations. (definition from International Accounting Standards Board) AKA GAAP: Generally Accepted Accounting Principles What do they resemble? FASB Statement No. 34 FAS 142 APB Opinion No. 30 SOP 03-4, Reporting Financial Highlights and Schedule of Investments by Nonregistered Investment Partnerships

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Organizations that set or control gauges U.S.A. AICPA — American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Issues evaluating and different benchmarks for the calling http://www.aicpa.org/index.htm FASB — Financial Accounting Standards Board: Sets definitive bookkeeping norms for the private segment http://www.fasb.org/International IASB—International Accounting Standards Board: The main promulgator of worldwide bookkeeping principles. http://www.iasb.org/Information on IASB norms and universal bookkeeping is likewise accessible at IAS Plus kept up by Deloitte. http://www.iasplus.com/Country Specific IAS Plus gives a rundown of legitimate assets by nation. http://www.iasplus.com/nation/country.htm

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Standards: Print Resources FASB Original Pronouncements Accounting Standards AICPA Professional Standards Miller GAAP Guide (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles): Provides a restatement and translation of the FASB measures. Mill operator GAAS Guide (Generally Accepted Auditing Standards): Provides a review of regular examining rehearse. Mill operator Governmental GAAP Guide: Covers government bookkeeping. Wiley\'s Interpretation and Application of International Accounting Standards : IAS : Provides a synopsis and elucidation of the IASC\'s universal benchmarks.

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Accounting Handbooks & Manuals AICPA Audit and Accounting Manual: One-volume manual that clarifies and shows helpful strategies and methodology for leading aggregation, survey, and review engagements Accountants\' Handbook via Carmichael, Lilien, and Mellman. Vol. 1: Financial Accounting and General Topics; Vol. 2: Specialized Industries and Special Topics. Bookkeeping Trends & Techniques: yearly review of bookkeeping practices from the AICPA

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Professional Associations American Accounting Association (AAA ): http://aaahq.org/index.cfm American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): http://www.aicpa.org/index.htm Institute of Management Accountants (IMA): Publishes Statements on Management Accounting http://www.imanet.org/ima/index.asp National Association of Small Business Accountants: http://www.smallbizaccountants.com/List of Associations accessible on Rutgers University Libraries\' Accounting Research Guide: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/rr_gateway/research_guides/busi/account.shtml#C

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Accounting Literature Accounting Specific: Accounting & Tax Index (Print): Comprehensive rundown of books, articles, government records, and expert reports about bookkeeping, inspecting and tax assessment. Bookkeeping Research Network: Indexes working papers in Accounting. Tax assessment: CCH Tax Research NetWork Federal Tax Code: http://assembler.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode26/usc_sup_01_26.html General Business Resources with scope of Accounting: ABI/Inform Global Business & Industry Factiva Lexis/Nexis Academic Mergent Online*

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Accounting Websites Rutgers Accounting Web: Excellent gateway to bookkeeping assets on the Internet http://accounting.rutgers.edu/crude/CPAnet: an asset registry of sites that are important to the bookkeeping calling. CPAnet incorporates more than 800 connections to different bookkeeping related sites http://www.cpanet.com/Tax Links: IRS income decisions since 1954 http://www.taxlinks.com/AICPA State: Link to assets at the state level http://www.aicpa.org/states/stmap.htm

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Company Reports SEC Filings & Forms (EDGAR): All organizations, outside and local, are required to document enlistment explanations, intermittent reports, and different structures electronically through EDGAR. Anybody can get to and download this data for nothing. http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml Barron\'s Annual Report Service: A free administration that gives fast get to to annual reports and other data on select organizations. http://barronsonline.ar.wilink.com/asp/BAR5_search_ENG.asp

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Challenges The way we utilize our numbers can have expansive outcomes. For instance: Enron – Arthur Andersen - WorldCom – HealthSouth - Tyco - Parmalat – Mirant – Duke Energy – Global Crossing - Halliburton – Adelphia – Lucent Technologies – Xerox - Shell Oil - Fannie Mae - Freddie Mac - Social Security

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Challenges PR issue – by what means would we be able to believe our numbers? Free and reliable inspectors Greater straightforwardness More government oversight (?) Sarbanes-Oxley & late backfire Proactive versus receptive bookkeeping

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Challenges How to represent subordinates? How to gauge reasonable worth? How to cost investment opportunities? How to represent rises and misfortunes in annuities? What constitutes "genuine" profit? Weight for non-benefits to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley measures

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Non-Profits Government Agencies Mergers & Acquisitions Decision Making Relationship to Other Topics Accounting somehow impacts the accompanying:

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