Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting: A User-Oriented Approach
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BeschreibungThis book analyzes contemporary financial accounting. In doing so it provides a user-oriented guide to the salient issues which affect all aspects of financial accounting.
Written by a former Secretary General of the International Accounting Standards Committee, practitioners and accounting scholars alike will find this volume to be an extremely good addition to their libraries.
InhaltsverzeichnisDedication Foreword Preface Note on Assignments Prologue: Thinking Independently Chapters Section I: Setting the Stage 1. The Nature of Financial Reporting 2. The Incentives of the Parties to Financial Reporting 3. Designing Financial Statements by Starting with Desired Results or by Applying Analysis for the Benefit of the Users 4. The Indoctrination of Financial Reporters Section II. Issues Underlying Financial Reporting 5. Views on the Desirability of Stabilizing Income Reporting by the Design of GAAP 6. Measurement in the Preparation of Financial Statements 7. Historical Report 8. The Focus of Attention in Financial Reporting 9. The Elements of the Reporting Entity Represented in Financial Statements Section III. Broad Issues in Financial Reporting 10. The Current Broad Principles 11. Inflation Reporting 12. Presenting Discounted Future Cash Receipts and Payments in Financial Statements 13. Proposed Broad Principles for Reporting on Assets Using Current Buying Prices 14. Proposed Broad Principles for Reporting on Assets Using Current Selling Prices 15. Current and Proposed Broad Principles for Reporting on Liabilities 16. Reflecting or Reporting Prospects in Financial Statements 17. Disclosure in Financial Reporting Section IV: Specific Issues in Financial Reporting 18. Reporting in Connection with Stock Options Granted to Employees 19. Alternative Financial Statement Reporting Practices 20. Display on Financial Statements 21. Reporting on Income Taxes 22. Reporting on Foreign Operations 23. Reporting after Business Combinations and on Related Goodwill 24. Reporting on Employee Benefits 25. Reporting on Leases and Executory Contracts 26. Consolidated Financial Statements Epilogue: The Hijacking of GAAP Bibliography Index
Pressestimmen'The author engages directly with his readers and other authors throughout by challenging them in the most forthright manner at every turn to evaluate the merits of his arguments, to work out for themselves whether and why they agree or disagree with them ... the book clearly has a valuable role ... [and] should also be required reading for standard setters and their staff.' Accounting Review 'Against the background of the largest corporate and financial reporting failures in business history, Paul Rosenfield has written a profoundly insightful and deeply thought provoking critique of contemporary financial reporting principles, standards and practices. Having spent a professional lifetime in studying those matters in leading roles at the AICPA and as the first full-time secretary of the International Accounting Standards Committee, Rosenfield is exceedingly well placed to write such a work. It is a welcome beacon in a literature replete with intellectually barren texts that are primarily descriptive - and endorsing of conventional accounting standards and practice... This is a timely must read for corporate regulators, accounting and auditing standard setters, and all who profess to be thoughtfully engaged with financial accounting and auditing. It will charge the thought leader and unnerve the conventionalist.' Journal of Accountancy
Untertitel: 'Routledge New Works in Account'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 561 Seiten