Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers

ISBN-10: 0314912606

ISBN-13: 9780314912602

Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Lawrence A. Cunningham

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This book presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. it balances accessibility with rigor. the fifth edition adds material on international accounting and other hot topics. it can be used as the primary book for a one-, two- or three-credit accounting course or to supplement business associations, corporations or corporate finance courses.
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Book details

List price: $97.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 11/17/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 522
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

First Principles
Three Pillars
Introduction to GAAP
Components of Financial Statements
Introduction to Gaas
Finance and Using Financial Information
Historical Perspective
The Fundamental Equation
Assets, Liabilities and Equity
Journal Entries
Creating the Balance Sheet
Revenues and Expenses
Creating the Income Statement
Nine Possible Pairs
Data Management
The Accrual System and Recognition Principles
Cash Versus Accrual Accounting
Revenue and Expense Recognition
Four Timing Matters
Adjusting Entries
Conversion Exercise
Inventory and the Cost of Goods Sold
Recording the Cost of Goods Sold
Determining the Cost of Goods Sold
Lower of Cost or Market
Cost Accounting
Disclosure and Tax Matters
Fixed Assets and Depreciation
Relationship to Other Concepts
Required Judgments
Depreciation Bookkeeping
Depreciation Methods
Tax Depreciation Distinguished
Consistency, Disclosure and Changing Prices
Depletion and Amortization
Other Asset and Liability Issues
Intercompany Ownership
Financial Instruments
Intangible Assets
Leases and Other Long-Term Obligations
Employee Matters
Loss Contingencies
Capital Accounts
Contributed Capital and Distributions
Retained Earnings and Dividend Bookkeeping
Other Comprehensive Income
Hybrid Instruments
Non-Corporate Entities
Financial Statement Analysis
Liquidity and Activity
Profitability and Performance
Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)
Critical Accounting Policies
Segment Reporting
Ratio Categories
The Statement of Cash Flows
Rationale and Organization
Direct Method
Indirect Method
Analyzing Cash Flow
Interpreting Cash Flow
Cash Flow Variability
Valuation Principles
The Time Value of Money
Future Value
Present Value
Rule of 72s
Interest Rates, Tax Effects, and Inflation
Valuing Bonds
The Cost of Equity
Valuation Techniques
Introductory Parable: The Old Man and the Tree
Balance Sheet Based Valuation
Income Statement Based Valuation
Cash Flow Based Valuation
Finance Theory
Introductory Statistics
Modern Portfolio Theory
Capital Asset Pricing Model
Efficient Capital Market Hypothesis
Valuation in Court
Discounted Cash Flow
Capitalization of Earnings
Valuation by Elimination
Audit Practice
Reasonable Assurance
Internal Control
Substantive Tests
Concluding an Audit
Audit Policy
Auditing and Corporate Governance
Auditor Independence
Legal Responsibilities
Perspectives on the Lawyer's Role
Loss Contingencies and Lawyers' Letters
The Problem of Privileges
Internal Reporting
Multi-Disciplinary Practice (MDP)
Testing the Line
Crossing the Line
Audit Failure
Lawyers as Part-Time Accountants
Forensic Accounting
Table of Cases
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