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Wiley GAAP 2004: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (Wiley GAAP: Interpretation & Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) Paperback – 28 Oct 2003

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The most practical, authoritative guide to GAAP midst a national parade of corporate scandals, accounting professionals require a timely, rock–solid resource in order to instill clients and investors with the confidence they have come to expect. Wiley GAAP 2004 delivers the most recent developments and analysis of all generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), restating the original, highly technical pronouncements in easy–to–understand terms and providing battle–tested implementation guidance. Unlike other guides, Wiley GAAP offers complete coverage of Levels A, B, and C GAAP in a single volume, including EITF issues that have not yet been reduced to consensus as well as EITF Appendix D discussion matters. Wiley GAAP 2004 contains a host of completely updated features, such as:
  • A streamlined format that helps readers find what they need to know quickly
  • Complete, real–world implementation guidance on the latest FASB standards and interpretations, including those addressing guarantees (FASB Interpretation 45), variable interest entities (FASB Interpretation 46), and distinguishing liabilities from equity instruments (SFAS 150)
  • Comparison of U.S. GAAP to international financial reporting standards
  • Detailed coverage of important, current FASB and AcSEC projects, such as liabilities versus equity and property, plant, and equipment
  • Expanded discussion of hot topics, such as special purpose entities, pro forma earnings, and revenue recognition issues
  • Real–world examples and comprehensive analysis of complex areas like hedging, consolidated reporting, derivatives, income taxes, leases, and segment reporting
  • A chapter on special revenue recognition areas
  • An authoritative financial statement disclosure checklist

Featuring numerous real–world examples, illustrations, and helpful practice hints that are extremely user–friendly, Wiley GAAP 2004 is designed with the needs of the reader in mind. Covering the entire GAAP hierarchy, Wiley GAAP addresses all effective pronouncements, including:

  • FASB Interpretations
  • FASB Technical Bulletins
  • FASB Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts
  • FASB Statements of Financial Accounting Standards (SFASs)
  • Consensus Opinions of the Emerging Issues Task Force of the FASB
  • AICPA Statements of Position
  • Accounting Research Bulletins
  • Accounting Principles Board Opinions
  • AICPA Audit and Accounting Guides

As clients demand accounting procedures they can trust, so accountants require up–to–date reference materials they know they can depend on. More than any other resource, Wiley GAAP 2004 provides the indispensable tools for the accounting professional.

About the Author

Patrick R. Delaney was the Arthur Anderson LLP Alumni Professor of Accountancy and Chair of the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University.
Barry J. Epstein is a partner in the Chicago–based firm Gleeson, Sklar, Sawyers Cumpata, LLP.
Ralph Nach is a managing director with the Chicago office of American Express Tax Business Services, Inc.
Susan Weiss Budak is a consultant working primarily with the FASB, AICPA, and NCES.

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Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are concerned with the measurement of economic activity, the time when such measurements are made and recorded, the disclosures surrounding these activities, and the preparation and presentation of summarized economic information in the form of financial statements. Read the first page
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Great GAAP Resource 3 Dec. 2004
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As a frequent reader of accounting literature in my daily activities, I have used the Wiley GAAP Guide for several years. The authors have converted complex accounting issues into well written and easy to understand language. It's a valuable resource.
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USING THE 2005 GAAP GUIDE 29 Nov. 2004
By David S. Levinson - Published on
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I am a sole practitioner who has been using the Wiley GAAP Guide for many years. I find it to be an invaluable source for answering questions pertaining to GAAP issues in a clear and concise manner.

I think that every practioner needs to have a copy of the GAAP Guide in their library.
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Great Book! 2 Aug. 2005
By Elizabeth Sousa - Published on
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GAAP is very hard to understand if it is not in laymen's terms. This book is great at "translating" the prounouncements. I definitely recommend it.
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From a student's perspective... 21 April 2006
By Benjamin Lyng - Published on
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This is a useful companion to any intermediate accounting text. It explains topics in plain English and in fewer words than most textbooks do. The best part about this guide is its detailed index that has come through in the clutch a few times during open-book exams and the cases that we prepare on a regular basis.

I recommend this book to finance-focused MBA students and anyone who has a job that involves interpreting financial statements or FASB documents.
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A Nice Roadmap 9 July 2006
Format: Paperback
I have been working with this Wiley Gaap series by years, it is really easy to understand and gives to you a comprehensive backround to understand most of the common topics.

As an opportunity to improve, would be great if this book in a future, include a practical chapter with examples an study cases of the common practices as tips and falls.

a great complement to this book are the Intermediate Accounting (Kyeso) & Advanced Accounting (Baker)
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