This readable examination of accounting theory and practice offers extensive real-world examples and illustrations throughout—from corporations such as Microsoft, Coca Cola, Hershey Foods, IBM, General Motors, and General Electric. A book-specific Website is available that contains less-frequently covered topics, additional exercises, links to additional references, and more. Is updated for the latest FASB pronouncements including Business Combinations, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. Focuses on parent company accounting using the full or complete equity method in coverage of consolidations. Offers separate coverage of parent company accounting under the cost and incomplete equity methods. Adds a chapter on governmental and not-for-profit accounting. The perfect reference for accounting professionals looking to check facts or brush up on their skills.
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The most extensive and in-depth presentation of consolidation topics available, this widely-adopted text explains each topic with a discussion of contemporary accounting theory and practice and with an abundance of examples and illustrations -- e.g., partial working papers, illustrative financial statements, account analyses, journal entries, schedules, etc.About the Author:
Floyd A. Beams, PH. D., is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Virginia Tech. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Illinois. His journal articles have appeared in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accountancy, The Atlantic Economic Review, Management Accounting, and others, and have included topics on accounting theory, social accounting, financial reporting, income measurement, auditing, and cost accounting. Professor Beams has written a number of continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was a frequent speaker for Virginia Tech's Accounting and Auditing Conference and Trends in the Education of Accountants seminar. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants, and has served on various committees for both organizations. He received the National Association of Accountants' Lybrand Bronze Medal Award for outstanding contribution to accounting literature, a Distinguished Career in Accounting Award from the Virginia Society of CPAs, and the Virginia Outstanding Accounting Educator award from the Carman G. Blough student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Joseph H. Anthony, Associate Professor of Accounting, The Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. B.A. 1971, M.S. 1974, Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. 1984, The Ohio State University.
Professor Anthony joined the Michigan State University faculty in 1983. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the American Accounting Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Finance Association and Canadian Academic Accounting Association. He has been recognized as a Lilly Foundation Faculty Teaching Fellow, and as the MSU Accounting Department's Outstanding Teacher in 1998-99.
Professor Anthony teaches a variety of courses, including undergraduate introductory, intermediate, and advanced financial accounting. He also teaches financial accounting theory and financial statement analysis at the masters level, as well as financial accounting courses in the Executive MBA programs, and a doctoral seminar in financial accounting and capital markets research. He has previously co-authored an introductory financial accounting textbook.
Professor Anthony's research interests include financial statement analysis, corporate reporting, and the impact of accounting information in the securities markets. He has published a number of articles in leading accounting and finance journals, including The Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Journal of Finance, Contemporary Accounting Research, The Journal of Accounting, Auditing, & Finance, and Accounting Horizons.
Robin P. Clement, is an Instructor of Accounting in the Ourso College of Business Administration at Louisiana State University. She holds a bachelor degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Clement has taught at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Michigan State University, and Tulane University. Her area of specialty is financial accounting, having taught master's level Financial Accounting theory, Intermediate Accounting, and Advanced Accounting. Dr. Clement serves as the faculty adviser for the LSU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. Dr. Clement has published A Study Guide for Financial Accounting: In an Economic Context with Joseph H. Anthony, currently in its 5th edition. Dr. Clement is also a member of the American Accounting Association.
Suzanne Lowensohn, PH.D., CPA, is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Colorado State Universi
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