Comparative International Accounting / Edition 9

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Overview

Through three previous editions, Comparative International Accounting has examined the international dimensions of financial accounting and reporting in a coherent and comprehensive manner, fostering interest and growth in its development and teaching. The fourth edition has been updated and restructured to reflect the many changes since 1991 in the regulation and teaching of the subject internationally, and it also includes much new and revised material. In so doing, it will remain, for readers worldwide, a popular, authoritative and accessible text on the context and issues of comparative international accounting, as well as on the financial reporting in individual countries.
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This textbook outlines international differences in financial accounting and reporting. It describes the causes of these differences and offers studies of individual countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, South Korea, and China. Issues like liabilities, consolidation, foreign currency translation, segment reporting, international financial analysis, international auditing, international aspects of corporate income tax, and managerial accounting are also discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Twenty-one contributions from international practitioners and academics feature coverage of the context of international accounting; details of key countries (including Asian tiger economies); and summaries, references, review questions and further reading. The fifth edition includes new material on transfer pricing; a chapter on the international aspects of managerial accounting; a chapter on accounting in transition which looks at the experiences of eastern Europe and China; and a chapter which compares selected accounting systems in groups of countries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780273703570
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 7/15/2006
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.46 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Nobes is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway, University of London. From 1993 to 2001 he was a representative on the board of International Accounting Standards Committee.

Robert Parker is Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Exeter, UK. He was formerly editor of the journal, Accounting and Business Research.

Both authors received the American Accounting Association’s ‘Outstanding International Accounting Educator’ award.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 3
2 Causes and examples of international differences 24
3 International classification of financial reporting ä
4 International harmonization ä
5 The context of financial reporting by listed groups 10ä
6 The requirements of international financial reporting standards 115
7 Financial reporting in the United States 142
8 Enforcement of financial reporting standards 173
9 Political lobbying on accounting standards - national and international experience 189
10 Harmonization and transition in Europe 221
11 Harmonization and transition in East Asia 244
12 The context of financial reporting by individual companies 271
13 Making accounting rules for non-listed business enterprises in Europe 278
14 Accounting rules and practices of individual companies in Europe 299
15 Key financial reporting topics 327
16 Consolidation 349
17 Foreign currency translation 364
18 Segment reporting 406
19 International financial analysis 433
20 International auditing 457
21 International aspects of corporate income taxes 485
22 Managerial accounting 506
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