• Accounting Pension Plan
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    The following explanations of terms are presented to aid in understanding the narrative discussions and illustrations included in this text and the terminology generally used in governmental accounting, auditing, financial reporting and budgeting. Because this glossary is reprinted from the Government Finance Association's Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting, the terms and explanations have not been modified to reflect specific Texas school district issues, etc. Synonyms for specific...
  • The Australian Stock Exchange
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    The Australian Stock Exchange Assignment for year 11 Economics By David Jones Part 1 Telstra- 2272 shares @ $4. 40 each = $99998. 80, yield 2. 5% (fully franked) Telstra has been very strong on the market recently, as brokers have come out with increasingly positive assessments of it's worth. Telstra is one of the few full service telecommunication companies in the world. After applying "indicative valuation parameters" to all of Telstra's businesses, one broker told me that Telstra is underval...
  • Effects Of Enron Party Transactions
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    Enron On the surface, the motives behind decisions and events leading to Enron's downfall appear simple enough: individual and collective greed born in an atmosphere of market euphoria and corporate arrogance. Hardly anyone-the company, its employees, analysts or individual investors-wanted to believe the company was too good to be true. So, for a while, hardly anyone did. Many kept on buying the stock, the corporate mantra and the dream. In the meantime, the company made many high-risk deals, ...
  • Segmental Reporting Information Segment Segments
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    Index 1 Introduction to segmental reporting 22 Origin of segmental reporting 22. 1 The fineness-theorem 22. 2 Market efficiency theory 22. 3 Agency theory 22. 4 Accounting theory 33 The most important segmental reporting standards 33. 1 International Accounting Standard 14 (IAS 14) 33. 1. 1 The International Accounting Standards Committee 33. 1. 2 The International Accounting Standards Board 43. 1. 3 IAS 14: Segment reporting 43. 1. 3. 1 Objective of IAS 14 (revised) 43. 1. 3. 2 Applicability...
  • Sarbanes Oxley Memo Sox Financial 2005
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    Ancher Public Trading TO: Board of Directors FROM: Learning Team A consultants DATE: August 22, 2005 SUBJECT: Sarbanes-Oxley recommendations As consultants for Ancher Public Trading (APT), Learning Team A would like to discuss the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) legislation. This memorandum provides a brief history of SOX's creation, explains the relationship amongst the FASB, SEC and PCAOB, describes the pros and cons of SOX, assesses the impacts of SOX, and lists ethical consideration...
  • Accounting Annual Report
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    Accounting is the compilation of financial information for use in making economic decisions. BOOKKEEPING provides the basic accounting data, by systematically recording such day-to-day financial information as revenue from the sale of products or services; expenses of business operations such as the cost of merchandise sold; and overhead expenses such as rent, wages, and so forth. Accounting principles determine which financial events and transactions should be recorded in the bookkeeper's ledge...
  • Accounting Gross Profit
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    Justin Denman Accounting and Auditing Processes March 4, 2000 Writing Assignment #1 Revenue Recognition Policies The purpose of this paper is to compare the revenue recognition policies of two companies in the search, detection, navigation, guidance, and aeronautical systems industry. The two companies I have selected are Aerosonic Corporation, and Esco Electronics Company. Esco Electronics Company is engaged in the design, manufacture, sale and support of engineered products. These products are...
  • Strategic Management Bateman Snell
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    APPLIED SUMMARY PAPER STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT PREPARED BY RICHARD JOHN Motivational Concepts. The New York City Transit Authority being a public benefit company cannot give economic rewards, for example bonuses, profit sharing, stocks, to motivate its employees, it instead uses being employed by the company and the comprehensive benefits packages that comes along with it, as the main motivator for its employees system wide. The comprehensive benefits package includes, Equal Employment Opportunity, ...
  • Informix Revenue Recognition Software Contract Contracts
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    ... MEMORANDUM Date: February 22, 2005 To: Deborah Jones, Coordinator of WSU-Financial Accounting Research Program From: Alina Tous ain, Sruti Lik hite, Karthik Krishnamurthy Re: Group 2 - Case 2. 1 "Software Revenue Recognition: Informix Corporation " Companies following GAAP can manage earnings by simply altering its accounting policy to select those accounting principles that benefit them the most. Entities have a host of reasons for selecting those principles that will paint the rosiest fina...
  • Progressive Stuff Financial State
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    TRUTH AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE PROFESSIONS: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF 'TRUTH IN ADVERTISING' AND 'TRUE AND FAIR' FINANCIAL STATEMENTS IN NORTH AMERICA DURING THE PROGRESSIVE ERA Both advertisers and auditors wrestled with the truth of their text during the Progressive Era (1880-1940). Although in North America, advertisers adopted "truth in advertising" as a theme, auditors rejected "true and fair" as a description of financial statements. Auditors instead adopted the weaker statement that financia...
  • In Process And Ipr Sec Web
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    PURCHASED IN-PROCESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT When one company purchases another, it absorbs the acquired firm s assets and liabilities onto its balance sheet. One part of the acquired company that belongs to neither area is in-process research and development. Acquired in-process research and development (IPR&D) that is written-off represents purchased research and development that has not yet demonstrated technological feasibility and has no alternative future use (web). In other words, it is ...
  • Audit Requirements Analytical Procedures
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    DISCUSSION QUESTION 1 Even though an engagement letter is not officially required, SAS 83 (AU 310) requires that auditors document their understanding of an engagement in the audit files. This documentation should include engagement objectives, responsibilities of both the auditor and management and any engagement limitations. The engagement letter is important because it provides a clear understanding of the terms of the engagement for both the auditor and the client. Items that should be inclu...
  • City Of San Diego V Final Analysis
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    The City of San Diego is ideally located in Southern California on the Pacific Coast near the U. S. - Mexico border. International trade with Mexico and the Port of San Diego has been major contributing factors to the growth and stability of the economy within this City. In the past, defense contracts made up the majority of the revenues that the city depended on for the budget. However, in recent years the shift has been more toward international trade, high-tech manufacturing and research, pro...
  • Comparison Of Panama Ipo Market To Us Market
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    INTRODUCTION This paper has the purpose of presenting the reader with a brief overview of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) performed in the republic of Panama. The Initial Public Offering process is complex and has significant consequences for a publicly held company. We will focus in describing the processes of registration and issuance of IPO's and all the parties involved in the process. Unfortunately, the securities market in Panama is in a developing phase, evolving towards a more dynamic s...
  • Significant Influence Sasktel Company Investments
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    Introduction Intercorporate investments, business combinations, joint ventures. These are all ways in which companies today can grow and diversify their operations. The following discusses how SaskTel uses and accounts for these practices. ACCOUTRING FOR EQUITY INTERESTS For someone with little knowledge of accounting for equity interests, attempting to comprehend how Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Company (SaskTel) is structured can be very difficult. SaskTel's investments make it a v...
  • Derivatives Balance Sheet
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    According to Peter Coy of the International Swap & Derivative Association, the estimated derivative market worldwide encompasses over 150 trillion dollars. This is in far excess of the yearly Gross National Product of the entire United States! But what exactly are derivatives? Derivatives are financial contracts in which two or more parties take opposite positions as to how a price, index, or interest and currency rates are going change. They, in effect, "derive" their value based on an underlyi...
  • The Fall Of Enron
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    Not so long ago, Enron's name was amid a lexicon of corporate and political power. However in a matter of months Enron transformed from one of the greatest corporate success stories in US history to the centre of perhaps the largest corporate scandal the business community has ever seen, engulfing company executives, one of the worlds largest accounting firms, politicians and Wall street traders. This paper analysis's the amazing journey of Enron form an organisation held in the highest of estee...
  • In Process Randy Purchased
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    PURCHASED IN-PROCESS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT When one company purchases another, it absorbs the acquired firm s assets and liabilities onto its balance sheet. One part of the acquired company that belongs to neither area is in-process research and development. Acquired in-process research and development (IPR&D) that is written-off represents purchased research and development that has not yet demonstrated technological feasibility and has no alternative future use (web). In other words, it is ...
  • Becoming A Cpa Public Accounting
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    Becoming A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) La Chelle Mitchell U MUC- ACCT. 221 What is a CPA? These three letters mean that you have received a broad-based education. They mean you have passed all parts of a very difficult exam. They mean you have the knowledge, skills and abilities to be a trusted business advisor to your clients or employer. They mean you feel comfortable with the latest technology. They mean you are an ethical individual who can provide an independent analysis. CPA? s are ...