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Intermediate Accounting For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-24022-9
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384 pages
April 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Financial Accounting and Standards 7

Chapter 1: Seeing the Big Picture of Financial Accounting 9

Chapter 2: Walking Through the Conceptual Framework of Financial Accounting 23

Chapter 3: Invaluable Valuation 43

Chapter 4: Reviewing the Accounting System 51

Part II: Preparing and Using Financial Statements 65

Chapter 5: Posting Income Statement Profit and Loss 67

Chapter 6: Reporting Assets and Claims: Keeping Your Balance (Sheet) 83

Chapter 7: Follow the Money! Studying Cash Flow 101

Chapter 8: Time Is Money: Looking at the Time Value of Money 115

Part III: Homing in on Current and Noncurrent Assets 127

Chapter 9: Assessing Cash and Receivables 129

Chapter 10: Inventory Cost Flow Assumptions 145

Chapter 11: Buying and Selling Property, Plant, and Equipment (PP&E) 167

Chapter 12: Recognizing Depreciation, Impairments, and Depletion 183

Chapter 13: Keeping Track of Other Noncurrent Assets 197

Part IV: Analyzing Debt and Equity 207

Chapter 14: Tracking Current Liabilities and Contingencies 209

Chapter 15: Planning for Long-Term Obligations 227

Chapter 16: Letting Owners Know Where They Stand: The Equity Section 241

Part V: Accounting for Advanced Intermediate Issues 257

Chapter 17: Accounting for Income Taxes 259

Chapter 18: Accounting for Leases 277

Chapter 19: Fessing Up: Correcting Errors

and Reporting Changes in Methods 295

Chapter 20: Is That You, Revenue? Revenue Recognition Concepts 313

Part VI: The Part of Tens 327

Chapter 21: Ten Common Notes to the Financial Statements 329

Chapter 22: Ten Ratios for Financial Statement Analysis 337

Index 343

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