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Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-profit Organizations,9780073527055
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This is the 10th edition with a publication date of 3/2/2010.
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Copley’s Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations, 10e is best suited for those professors whose objective is to provide more concise coverage than what is available in larger texts. The main focus of this text is on the preparation of external financial statements which is a challenge among governmental reporting. The approach in this edition is similar to that used in practice. Specifically, day to day events are recorded at the fund level using the basis of accounting for fund financial statements. Governmental activities are recorded using the modified accrual basis. The fund-basis statements are then used as input in the preparation of government-wide statements.

The preparation of government-wide statements is presented in an Excel worksheet. This approach has two advantages:

1- it is the approach most commonly applied in practice,

2- it is an approach familiar to students who have studied the process of consolidation in their advanced accounting classes. State and local government reporting is illustrated using an ongoing example integrated throughout Chapters 3 through 8 and 13.

This edition incorporates all of the FASB, GASB, GAO and AICPA pronouncements passed since the last edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Accounting and Financial Reporting for Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations
Overview of Financial Reporting for State and Local Governments
Modified Accrual Accounting: Including the Role of Fund Balances and Budgetary Authority
Accounting for General and Special Revenue Funds
Accounting for Other Governmental Fund Types: Capital Projects, Debt Service, and Permanent
Proprietary Funds
Fiduciary (Trust) Funds
Government-Wide Statements, Fixed Assets, Long-Term Debt
Accounting for Special-Purpose Entities, Including Public Colleges and Universities
Accounting for Private Not-for-Profit Organizations
College and University Accounting-Private Institutions
Accounting for Hospitals and Other Health-Care Providers
Auditing, Tax Exempt Entities, and Evaluating Performance
Financial Reporting by the Federal Government
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