Accountants' Guidebook: Third Edition

Author: Steven Bragg


Book Description
The accountant is responsible for many activities, which may require years of training and experience to fully comprehend. The breadth of knowledge required can seem overwhelming. The Accountants’ Guidebook is designed to simplify matters by providing the accountant with a practical knowledge of how to complete many accounting tasks, while also imparting an understanding of the more critical accounting standards. Topics covered include accounting procedures, GAAP for common transactions, closing the books, producing financial statements and other reports, collection tactics, payroll management, budgeting, and much more. In short, this is the essential desk reference for the accountant. [573 pages]

Table of Contents

Part I - Overview
Chapter 1. The Role of the Accountant

Part II - Recordation
Chapter 2. The Chart of Accounts
Chapter 3. The General Ledger and Trial Balance
Chapter 4. Accounting Procedures

Part III - Classification
Chapter 5. Accounting for Receivables
Chapter 6. Accounting for Investments
Chapter 7. Accounting for Inventory
Chapter 8. Accounting for Property, Plant, and Equipment
Chapter 9. Accounting for Intangibles
Chapter 10. Accounting for Equity
Chapter 11. Revenue Recognition
Chapter 12. Accounting for Payroll
Chapter 13. Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
Chapter 14. Accounting for Income Taxes
Chapter 15. Accounting for Business Combinations
Chapter 16. Foreign Currency Matters
Chapter 17. Accounting Changes and Error Corrections 

Part IV - Reporting
Chapter 18. Closing the Books
Chapter 19. The Financial Statements
Chapter 20. Public Company Financial Reporting
Chapter 21. Management Reports

Part V - Other Activities
Chapter 22. Cash Receipts Management
Chapter 23. Collection Tactics
Chapter 24. Payroll Management
Chapter 25. Budgeting
Chapter 26. Capital Budgeting
Chapter 27. Business Ratios
Chapter 28. Cost Object Analysis