Advanced Accounting / Edition 10

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Advanced Accounting, 8e offers the most authoritative, conceptually strong, and comprehensive coverage of advanced accounting topics of any text on the market.
Completely updated to reflect all of the latest FASB pronouncements, it is an excellent preparation resource for the CPA exam. Advanced Accounting also provides students with the tools they need to pursue professional careers in a global economy. This is the only text on the market to utilize the horizontal approach to consolidations worksheets, the format most commonly used in the business world.
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"[The Fischer et al. text] is very good, very thorough, and very comprehensive. One of the few on top of my list!"

"I have used several different Advanced Accounting texts in my 25 years of teaching accounting. I find the Fischer text to be the best for explaining complicated advanced accounting subjects. The end of chapter problems are well written and follow the material presented in the chapter in a meaningful way."

"The textbook is the best one out there."

"With this textbook students will think critically about accounting, just as they will do while preparing for the CPA exam and in their future careers. With this text, students gain a well-balanced appreciation of the Accounting profession. This textbook introduces students to the field's many aspects. This text continues to show the development of financial reporting in our global village."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324379051
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/19/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1152
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul M. Fischer is the Jerry Leer Professor of Accounting and Accounting Area Chair at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He teaches intermediate, advanced financial, and management accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has received the AMOCO Outstanding Professor Award, the Outstanding Executive MBA Professor Award, and the School of Business Administration Advisory Council Teaching Award. He also teaches continuing education classes and provides executive training courses for several large corporations. He earned his undergraduate accounting degree at Milwaukee and earned an M.B.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Fischer is a CPA and member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, and the American Accounting Association. Dr. Fischer has co-authored numerous texts and journal articles, as well as computer software. He actively pursues research and consulting interests in the areas of leasing, pension accounting, and business combinations.

William J. Taylor primarily teaches financial accounting and auditing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In addition, he is involved in providing executive training courses for several large corporations through an executive M.B.A. program. Dr. Taylor has been recognized for his teaching excellence and has received both the AMOCO Outstanding Professor Award and the School of Business Administration Advisory Council Teaching Award. He earned his Ph.D. from Georgia State University and is a CPA and a CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst). His professional experience includes working for Deloitte and Touche and Arthur Andersen & Co. in their audit practices. His private consulting activities include business valuations, litigation services, and issues affecting closely held businesses. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He serves as a director and officer for a number of professional organizations.

Rita H. Cheng is the A.O. Smith Teaching Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She teaches government and not-for-profit accounting and advanced financial accounting. She has published numerous journal articles and technical reports and is often asked to speak on government and not-for-profit accounting topics. Dr. Cheng has been recognized for her teaching excellence and is a recipient of the School of Business Administration Advisory Council Outstanding Teaching Award. She earned her Ph.D. in Accounting at Temple University. She is a CPA and a Certified Government Financial Manager. Dr. Cheng is actively involved in research focusing on the quality of accounting and financial reporting by state and local governments and the influence of accounting regulation on corporate business competitiveness. She is a member of the Government and Nonprofit Section of the American Accounting Association and has served as the section's president. She has also testified before the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and coordinated the academic response to several proposed standards.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Combined Corporate Entities and Consolidations

Ch. 1 Business Combinations: New Rules for a Long-Standing Business Practice 3

Ch. 2 Consolidated Statements: Date of Acquisition 57

Ch. 3 Consolidated Statements: Subsequent to Acquisition 115

Ch. 4 Intercompany Transactions: Merchandise, Plant Assets, and Notes 199

Ch. 5 Intercompany Transactions: Bonds and Leases 261

Ch. 6 Cash Flow, EPS, and Taxation 321

Ch. 7 Special Issues in Accounting for an Investment in a Subsidiary 371

Ch. 8 Subsidiary Equity Transactions; Indirect and Mutual Holdings 431

Pt. 2 Multinational Accounting and Other Reporting Concerns

Ch. 9 The International Accounting Environment 503

Ch. 10 Foreign Currency Transactions 557

Ch. 11 Translation of Foreign Financial Statements 605

Ch. 12 Interim Reporting and Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise 669

Pt. 3 Partnerships

Ch. 13 Partnerships: Characteristics, Formation, and Accounting for Activities 715

Ch. 14 Partnerships: Ownership Changes and Liquidations 739

Pt. 4 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting

Ch. 15 Governmental Accounting: The General Fund and the Account Groups 779

Ch. 16 Governmental Accounting: Other Governmental Funds, Proprietary-Funds, and Fiduciary Funds 841

Ch. 17 Financial Reporting Issues 903

Ch. 18 Accounting for Private Not-for-Profit Organizations 951

Ch. 19 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Colleges and Universities and Health Care Organizations 991

Pt. 5 Fiduciary Accounting

Ch. 20 Estates and Trusts: Their Nature and the Accountant's Role 1047

Ch. 21 Debt Restructuring, Corporate Reorganizations, and Liquidations 1077

Index 1141

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