Governmental Accounting Made Easy, Second Edition equips you with the tools you need to run the financial and accounting operations within your organization. This complete and straightforward manual covers a broad range of governmental accounting topics that fall under the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and its recently revised financial reporting model.
Boiling down the complicated details of governmental accounting into manageable essentials, author Warren Ruppel, a leading authority on governmental accounting, offers practical information in easy-to-understand terminology. Even if you do not have a professional understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting, the Second Edition makes it all clear with accounting rules explained in terms anyone can understand, to help you better fulfill your managerial and fiduciary duties.
Always practical and never over-technical, this helpful guide:
Discusses basic accounting terminology
Clearly explains fund accounting
Covers the nuts and bolts of governmental financial statements
Equips you to understand the reporting entity
Discusses revenues from non-exchange transactions
Helps you become conversant in various accounting topics
The recently adopted reporting model for governments resulted in a radical change in the way governmental financial statements are presented. Suitable for professional managers, budget preparers, school boards, city councils, state legislators, and comptrollers, Governmental Accounting Made Easy, Second Edition is your essential guide for a clear, concise, understandable explanation of government finances.
IRS Publication 17 will help you identify which filing status you qualify for, whether you can claim any dependents, and whether the income you receive is taxable. IRS Publication 17 goes on to explain the standard deduction, the kinds of expenses you may be able to deduct, and the various kinds of credits you may be able to take to reduce your tax. Throughout IRS Publication 17 are examples showing how the tax law applies in typical situations. Also, throughout IRS Publication 17 are flowcharts and tables that present tax information in an easy-to-understand manner.
Additionally, the IRS has included a What's New section to summarize important federal income tax changes that took effect in 2015. IRS provides information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) act, tax credits, and expired tax benefits in this section. There are additional resources at the end of the publication for tax questions not covered in this publication.
Individual U.S. taxpayers, high school aged through adult, corporate tax accountants assisting individuals with preparations for annual Federal income tax submissions, and public library reference resource centers may be interested in this official IRS Publication. IRS Publication 17 is produced by the Internal Revenue Service, Media and Publications Division, a Bureau within the United States Department of Treasury.
Key features include:
Putting It Together examples walk readers through the process of analyzing and entering typical transactions and developing financial statements
Strategically placed interpretive exercises direct readers to apply what they have learned to a variety of situations
Ties to the Real Worldinformation from business publications and from actual financial reportsillustrate chapter concepts and accounting concerns
Clearly stated, measurable learning objectives focus on specific learning goals
America's Fiscal Constitution tells the remarkable story of fiscal heroes who imposed clear limits on the use of federal debt, limits that for two centuries were part of an unwritten constitution. Those national leaders borrowed only for extraordinary purposes and relied on well-defined budget practices to balance federal spending and revenues.
That traditional fiscal constitution collapsed in 2001. Afterward—for the first time in history—federal elected officials cut taxes during war, funded permanent new programs entirely with debt, grew dependent on foreign creditors, and claimed that the economy could not thrive without routine federal borrowing.
For most of the nation's history, conservatives fought to restrain the growth of government by insisting that new programs be paid for with taxation, while progressives sought to preserve opportunities for people on the way up by balancing budgets. Virtually all mainstream politicians recognized that excessive debt could jeopardize private investment and national independence.
With original scholarship and the benefit of experience in finance and public service, Bill White dispels common budget myths and distills practical lessons from the nation's five previous spikes in debt. America's Fiscal Constitution offers an objective and hopeful guide for people trying to make sense of the nation's current, most severe, debt crisis and its impact on their lives and our future.
Despite growing policy and practitioner interest in social procurement, there has been relatively little conceptual or empirical thinking published on the issue. Taking a critically informed approach, this innovative text examines emerging approaches to social procurement within the context of New Public Governance (NPG), and examines the practices of social procurement across Europe, North America, and Australia.
Considering both the possibilities and limitations of social procurement, and the types of value it can generate, it also provides empirically-driven insights into the practicalities of ‘triple bottom line’ procurement, the related challenges of measuring social value and the management of both the strategic and operational dimensions of procurement processes. As such it will be invaluable reading for all those interested in social services, public governance and social enterprise.
This important book provides a quick and concise explanation of the goals, implications, initial effects and the political economy of this major demonetisation move by the Government of India. It clarifies key concepts and offers astute economic analysis to guide the reader through the various claims, arguments and critiques that have been made; highlights the complexities of the processes that have been unleashed; and examines the likely outcomes in the long term as well as those that are immediately evident.
Timely and lucid, this book will interest students and researchers in the fields of economics, finance, management, law, politics and governance as well as policy makers, legislators, civil society activists and the media.
After a theoretical discussion of the concept of social welfare, a critical analysis of the traditional doctrine of welfare economics embodied in the Two Fundamental Theorems, and a presentation of social cost-benefit analysis, the book introduce the readers to an applied framework. This includes the empirical estimation of shadow prices of goods, of the social cost of labour and capital, the assessment of risk. This book also includes the state of the art of international experience with CBA, including ex-post evaluation of major projects, economic rates of return in different sectors, and a case study on privatisation, is presented.
This book offers a unique and original blend of theory, empirics and experience. The theoretical discussion clarifies why shadow prices are not virtual market equilibrium prices, as they arise as the solution of a planning problem, often with governments and economic agents constrained in their information and powers. The empirical chapters show how to compute proxies of the shadow prices in simple ways. The experience chapters draw from first hand research, gained by the Author and his collaborators over many years of advisory work for the European Commission and other international and national institutions.
The book begins with a return to first principles, restates the objectives of a good tax system and analyses existing structures. It goes on to examine the feasibility of basic reforms which would allow the system to become more straightforward in operation and which would base taxation on what individuals take out of the economy rather than on what they put into it.
Anthony S Bongiorno, The Bongiorno Group.
The explosion of cloud computing and its impact on the accounting industry is the impetus for ‘Remaining Relevant’, which is all about the future of the accounting profession - essential reading in this manual for an accountant’s success.
“Technology is enabling and will demand the accounting profession to transform. From the changing the engagement and service mix within a firm, to fixed fee billing and off shoring ... everything is up for review. As long-term industry insider and visionary, Rob has the unique capability to help accountants focus on what is important through his direct, and at times confronting, analysis of the profession. A must read.”
Tim Reed, MYOB CEO
“Rob Nixon is to accounting what Peter Drucker was to strategy: He creates new paradigms and fresh approaches to a discipline that would be headed for the doldrums without him.”
Alan Weiss, PhD, Author, Million Dollar Consulting
Rhode Island, USA
“The accounting game is changing forever. Any partner who doesn’t acknowledge this is kidding themselves. The age of the dinosaur firm is coming to an end, and this book is a must for any accountant who wants to remain relevant in the 21st Century.”
Chris Hooper, CEO, Accodex
And yet, Dubya blew it. Squandered everything he'd inherited from President Clinton.
We thought if Junior was good at anything, it was inheriting things.
It's Still the Economy, Stupid is the story of how America's CEO -- our first MBA president -- has trashed our economy. It shows:
• How he wasted the surplus on massive tax cuts for the hyper-rich.
• How he talked down the economy for his short-term political gain, then passed an economic program that has put 1.8 million Americans out of work and cost investors $4.4 trillion.
• How he abandoned his free-trade rhetoric to adopt protectionist tariffs, effectively raising taxes on consumers.
• How he walked away from needed investments in education, training, and all the things that make us smarter, safer, and stronger economically.
• How he plans to go on from here to cripple Social Security and to allow the privileged to avoid even more taxes.
It makes you wonder: What do they teach you at Harvard Business School?
Everyone talks about the size of the U.S. national debt, now at $13 trillion and climbing, but few talk about how the U.S. Treasury does the borrowing—even though it is one of the world's largest borrowers. Everyone from bond traders to the home-buying public is affected by the Treasury's decisions about whether to borrow short or long term and what types of bonds to sell to investors.
What is the best way for the Treasury to finance the government's huge debt? Harvard's Robin Greenwood, Sam Hanson, Joshua Rudolph, and Larry Summers argue that the Treasury could save taxpayers money and help the economy by borrowing more short term and less long term. They also argue that the Treasury and the Federal Reserve made a huge mistake in recent years by rowing in opposite directions: while the Fed was buying long-term bonds to push investors into other assets, the Treasury was doing the opposite—selling investors more long-term bonds.
This book includes responses from a variety of public and private sector experts on how the Treasury does its borrowing, some of whom have criticized the way the Treasury has been managing its borrowing.
Jayson Reeves was born in Gary, Indiana and is now an author whom writes on the important subjects of government and business throughout the United States of America. Jaysons writing is based on the experience that he has established within working professionally throughout design, engineering, and as a investor and business owner. As an investor, business owner, and former partner of a civil engineering firm he has observed, and experienced the American society throughout Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, and other states. This experience with valued interest includes the work, and observation of small, large, public, private businesses, and corporations with their adjacent values to government. These business disciplines within society, and most values of government have become the foundation of his writing to enlighten the American general public.
Thanks to the professional & occupational constituents of Gary, Indiana & the U.S.A. that have a slight understanding of the HURN Foundation and Jayson Reeves the Author and those that have provided productive insight with his many business, engineering, and government ventures of experience.
Effective Practice Management – CPA and Other
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Market volatility, financial upheaval and economic uncertainty are the main catalysts for Ponzi scheme collapse--and financially ruined investors.
Trump, Brexit, frothy financial markets and global and economic uncertainty are all catalysts for the financial disaster coming in 2018. Are you and your money protected?
Can you spot a Ponzi scheme? Most people don't know that they're caught in a fraudulent investment until it's too late. Learn how to spot a Ponzi scheme, bad investments, and fraud red flags.
Most of the 10 biggest Ponzi schemes collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. Today's financial markets are even more volatile, with catalysts like Brexit providing exactly the right conditions to trigger a Ponzi scheme collapse. Unwitting investors will be financially ruined and left holding the bag.
The next massive Ponzi scheme collapse will surprise veteran investors and financial experts alike, and will dwarf Bernard Madoff's massive $50 billion fraud during the 2008 financial crisis.
Will you be one of the victims of the greatest fraud of the 21st century? Don't fall prey to the next wolf of Wall Street. You will be surprised to learn you are probably already invested in one of these schemes, either directly or indirectly as part of your mutual fund, pension fund, hedge fund or other investments. Many innocent victims suffered financial ruin simply because they didn't spot the Ponzi scheme red flags and warning signs until it was too late.
Knowledge is power, and by following a few simple steps you can protect yourself and your money.
You'll also discover exactly how Bernard Madoff, Scott Rothstein, Tom Petters and others defrauded investors for years, and how they ultimately got caught. Get Anatomy of a Ponzi today so you can protect yourself and keep your investments safe!
Bestselling author Colleen Cross is a CPA who writes action-packed financial and legal thrillers, true crime and white collar crime. When not writing, she runs and hikes with her rescue dog, who reminds her that life's too short not to chase a squirrel or two.
Also by Colleen Cross:
Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller Series
Katerina Carter Color of Money Series
Anatomy of a Ponzi Scheme: Scams Past and Present
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