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Introductory Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers



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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. v
Prefacep. vii
First Principles
Three Pillarsp. 2
Introduction to GAAPp. 5
Components of Financial Statementsp. 12
Introduction to Gaasp. 16
Finance and Using Financial Informationp. 22
Historical Perspectivep. 23
The Fundamental Equationp. 33
Assets, Liabilities and Equityp. 33
Journal Entriesp. 36
Creating the Balance Sheetp. 39
Revenues and Expensesp. 42
Creating the Income Statementp. 46
Nine Possible Pairsp. 51
Data Managementp. 53
The Accrual System and Recognition Principlesp. 55
Cash Versus Accrual Accountingp. 56
Revenue and Expense Recognitionp. 57
Four Timing Mattersp. 59
Adjusting Entriesp. 64
Conversion Exercisep. 65
Inventory and the Cost of Goods Soldp. 70
Recording the Cost of Goods Soldp. 71
Determining the Cost of Goods Soldp. 77
Lower of Cost or Marketp. 84
Cost Accountingp. 86
Disclosure and Tax Mattersp. 87
Fixed Assets and Depreciationp. 92
Relationship to Other Conceptsp. 92
Required Judgmentsp. 94
Depreciation Bookkeepingp. 96
Depreciation Methodsp. 102
Tax Depreciation Distinguishedp. 107
Consistency, Disclosure and Changing Pricesp. 109
Depletion and Amortizationp. 112
Other Asset and Liability Issuesp. 114
Receivablesp. 115
Intercompany Ownershipp. 119
Financial Instrumentsp. 126
Intangible Assetsp. 131
Leases and Other Long-Term Obligationsp. 135
Employee Mattersp. 138
Loss Contingenciesp. 145
Capital Accountsp. 151
Contributed Capital and Distributionsp. 151
Retained Earnings and Dividend Bookkeepingp. 161
Other Comprehensive Incomep. 167
Hybrid Instrumentsp. 168
Non-Corporate Entitiesp. 168
Financial Statement Analysisp. 172
Liquidity and Activityp. 175
Profitability and Performancep. 182
Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)p. 194
Critical Accounting Policiesp. 205
Segment Reportingp. 208
Ratio Categoriesp. 209
The Statement of Cash Flowsp. 214
Rationale and Organizationp. 215
Direct Methodp. 217
Indirect Methodp. 218
Assessmentp. 224
Analyzing Cash Flowp. 225
Interpreting Cash Flowp. 228
Cash Flow Variabilityp. 233
Valuation Principlesp. 243
The Time Value of Moneyp. 243
Future Valuep. 246
Present Valuep. 250
Rule of 72sp. 256
Interest Rates, Tax Effects, and Inflationp. 258
Valuing Bondsp. 261
The Cost of Equityp. 263
Valuation Techniquesp. 267
Introductory Parable: The Old Man and the Treep. 267
Balance Sheet Based Valuationp. 276
Income Statement Based Valuationp. 281
Cash Flow Based Valuationp. 288
Synthesisp. 292
Finance Theoryp. 295
Introductory Statisticsp. 295
Modern Portfolio Theoryp. 302
Capital Asset Pricing Modelp. 311
Efficient Capital Market Hypothesisp. 315
Valuation in Courtp. 323
Discounted Cash Flowp. 324
Capitalization of Earningsp. 330
Valuation by Eliminationp. 339
Audit Practicep. 354
Reasonable Assurancep. 355
Internal Controlp. 359
Substantive Testsp. 368
Concluding an Auditp. 374
Audit Policyp. 377
Auditing and Corporate Governancep. 377
Auditor Independencep. 379
Legal Responsibilitiesp. 380
Perspectives on the Lawyer's Rolep. 408
Loss Contingencies and Lawyers' Lettersp. 408
The Problem of Privilegesp. 418
Internal Reportingp. 422
Multi-Disciplinary Practice (MDP)p. 423
Shenanigansp. 429
Testing the Linep. 429
Crossing the Linep. 433
Audit Failurep. 439
Satirep. 448
Lawyers as Part-Time Accountantsp. 452
Forensic Accountingp. 454
Glossaryp. 459
Bibliographyp. 481
Table of Casesp. 485
Indexp. 487
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