Core Concepts of Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting, 2nd Edition

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Building on the success of Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting, 2e, Michael Granof and Penelope Wardlow’s Core Concepts of Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting 2nd Edition presents a concise, accessible, user-oriented look at the unique features of governmental and not-for-profit accounting. The text helps students understand the “why” of accounting requirements and how financial statements may be interpreted and used by a variety of interested parties, such as future managers, bond analysts, and members of legislatures and governing boards.

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Offering concise, flexible and current coverage of key principles, Core Concepts of Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting, by Michael H. Granof and Penelope S. Wardlow, identifies the issues and unique features of this specialized accounting field. This edition explores the new financial reporting model for governments (GASB Statement No. 56) with references to real-world institutions, ranging form cities to private universities. With extensive end-of-chapter discussion questions, exercises, and problems that combine a hands-on reporting and an underlying philosophy approach, students from all backgrounds will benefit from this comprehensive text.

This 2nd Edition Features:

  • A new chapter on Auditing Governments and Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Coverage of government accounting standards through GASB Statement No. 56, issued March 2009
  • A point-by-point guide on how to prepare government-wide statements from fund statements
  • Illustrative financial statements for real-world entities, including cities, non-for-profit healthcare organizations, and private universities
  • A continuing problem on interpreting and using the financial statements of a real city
  • Introduction to the new FASB Codification, which includes all FASB standards, AICPA Audit Guides, and other publications that affect not-for-profit organizations and businesses
  • Updated key points about how to address the financial analysis of governments and not-for-profit organizations
  • New bulleted "Chapter Highlights" at the beginning of each chapter

About the Author:

Michael H. Granof is an accounting professor and expert on government and not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting standards, and is an influential writer and speaker on the topic of government budget issues including social security, entitlements, tax policy, and projected budgetary concerns in the U.S., including the long-term viability of the social security program.

Granof is the Ernst & Young Distinguished Centennial Professor in Accounting at the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, the No. 1 accounting program in higher education according to all major ranking publications. He is also a professor of public affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the university.

He is a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board since 2010, and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board since 2009. He has served as a member of governmental advisory committees and councils since the 1980s.

Granof is the author of Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting: Concepts and Practices (New York: John Wiley), and he received the Enduring Lifetime Contribution Award in 2010 from the American Accounting Association. He is a distinguished scholar and a popular instructor frequently recognized for his teaching excellence.

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