Accounting and Auditing Research Tools and Strategies

ISBN-10: 0470506970
ISBN-13: 9780470506974
Edition: 7th 2010
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Description: Accountants finally have a book that focuses on research completed in the field. This resource shows them the basics of performing research in advanced financial, tax, auditing, and fraud. They'll gain a better understanding of the basics of  More...

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Book details

List price: $164.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Accountants finally have a book that focuses on research completed in the field. This resource shows them the basics of performing research in advanced financial, tax, auditing, and fraud. They'll gain a better understanding of the basics of research tools so they'll be able to select the right one. Information is presented on IFRS and the Codification, including step-by-step details and screenshots. With this information, accountants will have the tools to succeed in the field.

Preface
About the Authors
Introduction to Professional Research
Learning Objectives
What Is Research
Research Questions
Nature of Professional Research
Critical Thinking and Effective Communication
Economic Consequences of Standards Setting
Role of Research in the Accounting Firm
Research and the CPA Exam
Overview of the Research Process
Summary
Discussion Questions
Appendix
Critical Thinking and Effective Writing Skills for the Professional Accountant
Learning Objectives
Critical Thinking Skills
Levels of Thinking
Universal Elements of Reasoning
An Example of Using Critical Thinking Skills
Effective Writing Skills
Punctuation Primer
Improved Writing Skills Required
Writing Effective E-Mails and Letters
Writing Memos to the File
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
The Environment of Accounting Research
Learning Objectives
The Accounting Environment
The Sec and the Standard-Setting Environment
Financial Accounting Standards Board
American Institute Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Other Organizations Influencing Standard Setting
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Reading an Authoritative Pronouncement
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Financial Accounting Research Tools
Learning Objectives
Accounting Research Online
Database Research Strategies
FASB Accounting Standards Codification Research System
The Research Process
Locating GAAP Using the Codification
Examples Using the Codification
Sec Accounting for Public Companies
Sec Regulations and Sources
Accessing Sec Filings and Regulations
Cases to Practice Accounting Research
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Appendix.
The Environment of International Research
Learning Objectives
International Accounting Environment
International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
IFRS Funding, Regulation, and Enforcement
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Research
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Other Research Databases and Tools
Learning Objectives
Other Database Research Strategies
U.S. Accounting Research Tools
U.S. Government Accounting Databases
Financial Research Databases
Business Research Databases and Tools
Massive Legal Research Databases
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Appendix.
Tax Research for Compliance and Tax Planning
Learning Objectives
Tax Research Goals
Tax Research Challenges
Tax Research Databases
Primary Tax Authorities
Steps in Conducting Tax Research
Professional Standards For Tax Services
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Appendix.
Assurance Services and Auditing Research
Learning Objectives
Assurance Services
Auditing Standard-Setting Environment
Auditing Standard-Setting Process
AICPA Resource Database.
AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
Auditing Standards in the Public Sector
International Auditing Standards
Compilation and Review Services
Role of Judgment in Accounting and Auditing
Economic Consequences
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Appendix.
Refining the Research Process
Learning Objectives
Method of Conducting Research
Lessons Learned For Professional Practice
Remain Current in Knowledge and Skills
International Complexities in Practice
Skills for the CPA Exam
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Fraud and Other Investigative Techniques
Learning Objectives
Definition of Fraud
Types of Fraud
The Fraud Triangle
Overview of a Financial Statement Fraud Examination
Business Investigations
Computer Technology in Fraud Investigations
Fraud Investigation Regulations
Summary
Discussion Questions
Exercises
Index

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