Accountants' Handbook, 2 Volume Set, 2001 Supplement

Accountants' Handbook, 2 Volume Set, 2001 Supplement

by D. R. Carmichael, Steven B. Lilien, Martin Mellman
     
 

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the field to both accounting professionals and professionals in other fields who have a need or desire to obtain a quick, understandable, and thorough exposure to a complex accounting-related subject. It is designed as a single reference source that provides an answer to all reasonable questions on accounting and

Overview

The book provides comprehensive coverage of the field to both accounting professionals and professionals in other fields who have a need or desire to obtain a quick, understandable, and thorough exposure to a complex accounting-related subject. It is designed as a single reference source that provides an answer to all reasonable questions on accounting and financial reporting asked by accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other users and preparers of accounting information. Chapters are prepared by partners in major accounting firms, financial executives, financial analysts, or other relevant business professionals. Every major international accounting firm is represented among the authors. The specialized expertise of the individual authors remains the critical distinguishing characteristic of the Accountant's Handbook.

This book is supplemented annually.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471390268
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/20/2000
Edition description:
9TH SUPPLM
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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Accountants' Handbook, Ninth Edition
Volume Two: Special Industries and Special Topics
D. R. Carmichael
0-471-29595-7

Oil, Gas, And Other Natural Resources

Introduction
Accounting for oil and gas activities can be extremely complex because it encompasses a wide variety of business strategies and vehicles. The industry's diversity developed in response to the risk involved in the exploration process, the volatility of prices, and the fluctuations in supply and demand for oil and gas. In addition to having a working knowledge of accounting procedures, the oil and gas accountant should be familiar with the operating characteristics of companies involved in oil and gas activities and understand the impact of individual transactions.
Oil and gas activities cover a wide spectrum-ranging from exploration and production activities to the refining, transportation, and marketing of products to consumers. Special accounting rules exist for exploration and production activities. Accounting for refining activities is similar in many ways to other process manufacturing businesses. Likewise, transportation and marketing do not differ significantly from one end product to another. This chapter focuses on the special accounting rules for petroleum exploration and production.
The same may be said for the mining and processing of minerals except that the accounting rules for mineral exploration and production are not so formalized as for petroleum.

Meet the Author

Ray Whittington, PhD, CPA, CMA, CIA, is the Dean of the College of Commerce at DePaul University. Prior to joining the faculty at DePaul, Professor Whittington was the Director of Accountancy at San Diego State University. From 1989 through 1991, he was the Director of Auditing Research for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and he previously was on the audit staff of KPMG. He was a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the AICPA and has previously served as a member of the Accounting and Review Services Committee and the Board of Regents of the Institute of International Auditors. Professor Whittington has published numerous textbooks, articles, monographs, and continuing education courses.

Lynford Graham, CPA, PhD, CFE is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of public accounting experience in audit practice and national policy development groups. He was a Partner and the Director of Audit Policy for BDO Seidman, LLP, and was a National Accounting & SEC Consulting Partner for Coopers & Lybrand, responsible for the technical issues research function and database, auditing research, audit automation and audit sampling techniques. Prior to joining BDO Seidman LLP, Dr. Graham was an Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems and a Graduate Faculty Fellow at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he taught primarily financial accounting courses. Dr. Graham is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a recent past member of the AICPA Auditing Standards Board. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Throughout his career he has maintained an active profile in the academic as well as the business community. In 2002 he received the Distinguished Service Award of the Auditing Section of the AAA. His numerous academic and business publications span a variety of topical areas including information systems, internal controls, expert systems, audit risk, audit planning, fraud, sampling, analytical procedures, audit judgment, and international accounting and auditing. Dr. Graham holds an MBA in Industrial Management and PhD in Business and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School).

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