GAAP Guide® (2024)

Format: Print Book
Product ID: 10030177-0017
ISBN: 9780808058984
The most comprehensive resource for understanding and applying authoritative GAAP literature in clear language.

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Wolters Kluwer's GAAP Guide®  is the most comprehensive resource for understanding and applying authoritative GAAP literature in clear language. Each FASB Accounting Standards Codification pronouncement/topic is discussed in a comprehensive format that makes it easy to understand and implement in day-to-day practice. Practical illustrations and examples demonstrate and clarify specific accounting principles.

The Guide is organized by ASC Topic, and each chapter contains guidance for both major standards and more narrow transactions to help you quickly locate the information you need as easily as possible. The chapters' tables of contents list all ASC topics covered, including select industry coverage, and the page on which they begin, and the Index provides a quick page references to the content you need.

Content is current and authoritative--written by leaders in the field, with analysis, practice pointers, and illustrations to filter the complexities. The Practice Pointers throughout this edition explicate, in plain English, how to apply the standards just discussed. Observations enrich the discussion by presenting interesting aspects of GAAP, such as conflicts within the authoritative literature.

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Contributors Jan R. Williams, Terry L. Neal, Judith Weiss
Product Type Publications
ISBN 9780808058984
Format Print Book
Jan R. Williams
Jan R. Williams, Ph.D, CPA, is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he has been on the faculty since 1977. He received a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Arkansas and is a CPA licensed in Arkansas and Tennessee. Dr. Williams has, for many years, been actively involved in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, and several other professional organizations. Throughout his career, he has taught continuing professional education for CPAs. In 1994, Dr. Williams received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from both the Tennessee Society of CPAs and the AICPA. He was president of the American Accounting Association in 1999-2000 and has authored or co-authored five books and more than 70 articles and other publications on issues related to financial reporting and accounting education.

Terry L. Neal
Terry L. Neal, Ph.D., CPA, is the Dennis Hendrix Professor in Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Information Management at the University of Tennessee. He also is a Research Fellow at the University of Tennessee’s Corporate Governance Center. Dr. Neal currently teaches a graduate course in advanced financial accounting topics, an undergraduate intermediate accounting course, and has taught undergraduate auditing. He has also taught continuing professional education courses for one of the Big 4 accounting firms for several years. Dr. Neal also serves as the director of the Ph.D. program in Accounting and teaches a doctoral seminar in empirical/archival research, with an emphasis on auditing and corporate governance issues.

Judith Weiss
Judith Weiss, CPA, has an M.S. in Accounting from Long Island University, Greenvale, New York, and an M.S. in Education from Queens College, Flushing, New York. After several years in public accounting and private industry, she worked as a technical manager in the AICPA's Accounting Standards Division, where she helped industry committees to develop Audit and Accounting Guides and Statements of Position. As a senior manager in the national offices of Deloitte & Touche LLP and Grant Thornton LLP, she was involved in projects related to standard-setting by the FASB and the AICPA. Ms. Weiss has followed the work of the EITF since its inception and has attended its meetings regularly since 1991. She has contributed to several books on accounting and auditing and has co-authored articles on accounting standards for several publications, including the Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Real Estate Accounting and Taxation, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance.