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Accountants' Handbook.

Accountants' Handbook edited by D.R. Carmichael, Steven B. Lilien and Martin Mellman, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08875-1272, (201) 469-4400, $115.

This seventh edition reference book's is separated into seven comprehensive parts. Part I: Structure of Accounting Standards and Authoritative Rule-Making Organizations details financial accounting concepts and standards, regulation and organizations, and SEC reporting requirements. Part II covers in-depth financial statements - from presentation to analysis. Part III explores specific financial statement areas including cash and investments; revenues and receivables; inventory; property, plant, equipment and depreciation; intangible assets; leases; income taxes; liabilities and shareholders' equity. Specialized industries from oil, gas and other natural resources to real estate and construction, financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations and state and local government are covered in Part IV. Compensation and benefits (pension plans, etc.) are explored in Part V. Part VI covers special areas of accounting such as prospective and personal financial statements, partnerships, estates and trusts, valuation of non-public companies, bankruptcy and forensic accounting and litigation consulting services. Finally, topics in auditing and management information systems are explained in Part VII. Published since 1923, this reference is periodically updated to reflect important changes in the subject matter. Subscribers of this book direct from the publisher are automatically recorded for this update service. Purchasers of the reference from a bookstore wishing to receive any current update at no additional charge as well as future updates, revisions or related volumes can inquire about further service at: Supplement Department, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., One Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08875, 1-800-225-5945.
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Publication:The National Public Accountant
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Date:Jan 1, 1991
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