Wiley GAAP 2012: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles / Edition 10

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The most practical, authoritative guide to GAAP – now made even more useful: your purchase of Wiley GAAP 2012 includes a free ePDF of the entire book!

Wiley GAAP 2012 contains complete coverage of all levels of GAAP, indexed to the ASC. Wiley GAAP renders GAAP more understandable and accessible for research, and has been designed to reduce the amount of time and effort needed to solve accounting research issues. Providing interpretive guidance and a wealth of real-world, content-rich examples and illustrations, this invaluable guide offers clear, user-friendly guidance on every pronouncement including FASB Technical Bulletins, AcSEC Practice Bulletins, FASB Implementation Guides, AICPA Statements of Position, and AICPA Accounting Interpretations.

  • Offers insight into the application of complex financial reporting rules
  • Contains detailed index for easy reference use
  • Includes a comprehensive cross-reference of accounting topics to the FASB codification system
  • Other titles by Bragg: Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS 2012

With easy-to-access information, this practicable and reliable resource offers complete coverage of the entire GAAP hierarchy. And see inside the book for full details on how to download the entire book as a free ePDF, for quick searching and checking on your computer wherever you are!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470923962
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1344
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Bragg, CPA, (Centennial, CO), has been the chief financial officer or controller of four companies, as well as a consulting manager at Ernst & Young and auditor at Deloitte & Touche. He has published over 30 books through John Wiley & Sons. Among his most prominent titles are Accounting Best Practices, 6th edition, Controllership: The Role of the Managerial Accountant , and Wiley Practitioner's Guide to GAAS annual.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Author ix

About the Online Resources xi

Codification Taxonomy xiii

1 Researching GAAP Matters 1

2 Statement of Financial Position 29

3 Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income 55

4 Statement of Cash Flows 89

5 Accounting Policies, Changes, and Restatements 105

6 Fair Value 141

7 Cash, Receivables, and Prepaid Expenses 177

8 Short-Term Investments and Financial Instruments 235

9 Inventory 305

10 Revenue Recognition—Evolving Principles and Specialized Applications 347

Revenue Recognition—General Principles 349

Long-Term Construction Contracts 357

Service Revenues 372

Sales When Collection Is Uncertain 380

Revenue Recognition When Right of Return Exists 387

Profit Recognition on Real Estate Sales 391

Real Estate Operations 412

Franchising: Accounting by Franchisors 416

Other Special Accounting and Reporting Issues 421

11 Long-Lived Assets 431

12 Long-Term Investments 495

13 Business Combinations and Consolidated Financial Statements 587

14 Current Liabilities and Contingencies 671

15 Long-Term Liabilities 697

16 Leases 747

17 Research and Development 823

18 Nonmonetary Transactions 829

19 Income Taxes 839

20 Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits 913

21 Stockholders' Equity 963

Appendix A: Financial Statement Presentation 1034

22 Earnings Per Share 1037

Appendix: Comprehensive Example 1063

23 Interim Reporting 1067

24 Segment Reporting 1081

25 Foreign Currency 1091

Appendix: Accounts to Be Remeasured Using Historical Exchange

Rates 1119

26 Personal Financial Statements 1121

Appendix: Hypothetical Set of Personal Financial Statements 1126

27 Specialized Industry GAAP 1129

Banking and Thrift 1131

Broadcasting 1146

Cable Television 1150

Casinos 1153

Computer Software Developers 1154

Employee Benefit Plans, Including Pension Funds 1163

Finance Companies 1171

Government Contractors 1175

Insurance 1177

Investment Companies 1188

Mortgage Banking 1194

Motion Pictures 1201

Not-for-Profit Organizations 1211

Oil and Gas Producers 1226

Recording and Music 1228

Regulated Operations 1231

Title Plant 1235

Appendix A: Disclosure Checklist for Commercial Businesses 1237

Index 1301

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