Trying to get certified and become an accountant? Own a smallbusiness but need a little help balancing your books? Don't worry!This hands-on guide provides the learning and vital practice youneed to master important accounting concepts and basics. Perfect asa companion workbook for Accounting For Dummies -- or any otheraccounting textbook -- Accounting Workbook For Dummies gives you awealth of real-world examples, demonstration problems, and handyexercises. With this helpful resource as your guide, you'll masterbalance sheets, income statements, and budgets in no time!
100s of Problems!
* Record transactions, track costs, and manage accounts
* Open and close bookkeeping cycles
* Analyze business performance and profit
* Choose the right accounting method
* Master investment accounting fundamentals
* Understand manufacturing cost accounting
The important stuff you need to know:Get started fast. Quickly set up accounts, customers, jobs, and invoice items.Follow the money. Track everything from billable and unbillable time and expenses to income and profit.Keep your company financially fit. Examine budgets and actual spending, income, inventory, assets, and liabilities.Gain insights. Open a new dashboard that highlights your company’s financial activity and status the moment you log in.Spend less time on bookkeeping. Create and reuse bills, invoices, sales receipts, and timesheets.Find key info. Use QuickBooks’ Search and Find features, as well as the Vendor, Customer, Inventory, and Employee Centers.
The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics
The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting...but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can.
The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus:
--Interactive format gives you hands-on experience
--Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms
--Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease
--Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts
--Designed to apply what you learn to the real world
The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use!
"The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants."
-John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings
Careers in forensic accounting are hot-US News & WorldReport recently designated forensic accounting as one of theeight most secure career tracks in America., Forensic accountantswork in most major accounting firms and demand for their servicesis growing with then increasing need for investigations of mergersand acquisitions, tax inquiries, and economic crime. In addition,forensic accountants perform specialized audits, and assist in allkinds of civil litigation, and are often involved in terroristinvestigations. Forensic Accounting For Dummies will trackto a course and explain the concepts and methods of forensicaccounting.Covers everything a forensic accountant may face, frominvestigations of mergers and acquisitions to tax inquiries toeconomic crimeWhat to do if you find or suspect financial fraud in your ownorganizationDetermining what is fraud and how to investigate
Whether you're a student pursuing a career in forensicaccounting or just want to understand how to detect and deal withfinancial fraud, Forensic Accounting For Dummies has youcovered.
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). The book also covers the Excel mobile apps: Excel for Android and Excel for iOS.
Topics in this top-selling Excel book include:
* Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology
* Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets
* Basic Excel formatting
* Excel formulas and functions
* How to make charts in Excel
* Sorting and filtering
* Collaboration and sharing
* Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms
* Printing tips
* Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.)
This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have:
* What is a spreadsheet?
* What are cells?
* What is the button with the Greek letter for?
* How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections?
* How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted?
* How can data be alphabetized or ranked?
* How to edit a chart in Excel
* How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns
The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features.
Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes:
“Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.”
"One thing I particularly liked about 'Excel Basics in 30 minutes' is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.”
Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes.
Intermediate accounting courses are required for studentsseeking bachelor's degrees in accounting and often for degrees infinance, business administration, and management. IntermediateAccounting For Dummies provides you with a deeper and broaderlevel of accounting theory, serving as an excellent coursesupplement and study guide to help you master the concepts of thischallenging program.
With easy-to-understand explanations and realworld examples,Intermediate Accounting For Dummies covers all the topics you'llencounter in an intermediate accounting course: the conceptualframework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial ratioanalysis, equity accounting, investment strategies, financialstatement preparation, and moreTracks to a typical intermediate accounting curriculumExpert information and real-world examplesOther titles from Loughran: Financial Accounting ForDummies and Auditing For Dummies
With the help of Intermediate Accounting For Dummies,you'll discover the fast and easy way to take the confusion out ofthe complex theories and methods associated with a typicalintermediate accounting course.
With over 300 images, Forensic Analytics reviews andshows how twenty substantive and rigorous tests can be used todetect fraud, errors, estimates, or biases in your data. For eachtest, the original data is shown with the steps needed to get tothe final result. The tests range from high-level data overviews toassess the reasonableness of data, to highly focused tests thatgive small samples of highly suspicious transactions. These testsare relevant to your organization, whether small or large, forprofit, nonprofit, or government-related.Demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, and PowerPoint in aforensic settingExplores use of statistical techniques such as Benford's Law,descriptive statistics, correlation, and time-series analysis todetect fraud and errorsDiscusses the detection of financial statement fraud usingvarious statistical approachesExplains how to score locations, agents, customers, oremployees for fraud riskShows you how to become the data analytics expert in yourorganization
Forensic Analytics shows how you can use Microsoft Accessand Excel as your primary data interrogation tools to findexceptional, irregular, and anomalous records.
We want you to succeed on the business environment and concepts portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we’ve selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you’ll find on the CPA Exam so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Business Environment and Concepts Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
Sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with:500 CPA Exam -- style questions Full explanations for each question in the answer key A format parallel to that of the CPA Exam
The Vest Pocket CPA-the convenient, comprehensive referenceprofessionals have relied on for nearly fifteen years-is nowupdated in a new Fourth Edition to give today's busy executives andaccountants the helpful information they need in a quick-referenceformat.
Whether in public practice or private industry, professionals willalways have this reliable reference tool at their fingertipsbecause it easily goes anywhere-to a client's office, on a businesstrip, or to an important lunch meeting.
Fully revised, the Fourth Edition:
Includes complete coverage of the New Risk Assessment AuditingStandards and Standards of the PCAOB
Covers new pronouncements on important accounting principlesincluding fair value measurement, financial assets, accountingchanges, exchanges of nonmonetary assets, and compilation andreview services
Adds new chapters on professional ethics and quality controls forCPA firms
Packed with practical techniques and rules of thumb for analyzing,evaluating, and solving day-to-day accounting issues, The VestPocket CPA, Fourth Edition helps you quickly pinpoint what to lookfor, what to watch out for, what to do, and how to do it. In aneasy-to-use Q & A format, it covers such useful topics asfinancial measures, ratios, and procedures and includes checklists,samples, and worked-out solutions to a variety of accountingproblems.
The Vest Pocket CPA, Fourth Edition is a powerful companion for thecomplex, ever-changing world of accounting.
Unless you're one of those rare "numbers people," the thought of accounting and bookkeeping probably make your head spin. While these pragmatic and confusing practices may not be fun for the rest of us, mastering them is absolutely essential in order to run and maintain a successful business. Thankfully, Bookkeeping & Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, UK Edition, is here to take the intimidation out of crunching numbers and offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on keeping your business' finances in order with information specific to a business in the United Kingdom.
Written in plain English and packed with loads of helpful instruction, this approachable and all-encompassing guide arms you with everything you need to get up and running on all the latest accounting practices and bookkeeping software. Inside, you'll find out how to prepare financial statements, balance your books, keep the tax inspector off your back, and so much more.Gives you access to supplemental online samples of bookkeeping forms, accounting templates, and spreadsheetsIncludes many practical bookkeeping and accounting exercises and templatesSimplifies every aspect of accounting and record-keepingShows you how to run your business "by the books"
If you're a small business owner or employee who is confused and intimidated by managing your accounts and books, this comprehensive guide empowers you to take charge of those pesky figures to keep your business afloat.
Jay Baer defines “Youtility” as information and resources given away for free to build awareness and trust. Youtility creates awareness, customers, and loyalty over the long-term. Due to enormous shifts in technology and consumer behavior, customers want a new approach that cuts through the clutter: marketing that is truly, inherently useful.
The difference between helping and selling is just two letters, but embracing the former makes the latter much, much easier.
Meticulously researched, and filled with examples of accountants and accounting firms that have accelerated their business enormously by embracing the principle of Youtility marketing, this special ebook from best selling authors Jay Baer and Darren Root provides a groundbreaking plan for using information and helpfulness to transform the relationship between companies and customers.
Based on the New York Times best seller Youtility, this is the playbook for modern marketing effectiveness in the accounting industry.
See Additional Notes for instructions to download the highly interactive PC software. Used in thousands of schools and colleges worldwide the software is designed to work as a traditional textbook on your PC screen. Comprising hundreds of menu selected colourful topics where the graphic images (from your eBook) are brought to life for every value change along with many additional learning software features.
Full colour printed is available for student handouts (using your values and selections) or images and text pasted to make student assignments.
Various additional software editors are included to enable your own calculations to be explored and evaluated from simple algebraic equations to complex formulae.
A combined eBook and educational software package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.
Table of Contents (280 software topics) Introduction, Accounting, Accounting Tools, Financial Accounts, Ratio Analysis, Workforce performance and Production, Personal Finance, Mathematics, Number Systems, Number Conversion, Number Types, Roots, Percentages, Ratios, Fractions, Vectors, Laws, Algebra 0., Algebra 1., Algebra 2., Mathematical Rules, Powers and Indices, Simplifying, Linear Equations, Graphing, Data Analysis, Computing, Hardware Devices, Data Structures, Data Files, Computer Systems, Data Handling, System Development, Computer Programming, Binary Numbers, Binary Arithmetic, Additional Notes.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, one of the world's best—known authorities on the power of the subconscious mind, shows readers not only how to unleash this power, but how to harness it and effectively use it to change their lives. Fully updated to reflect the sensibilities of the 21st century, this revised edition of a self—help classic is the key to overcoming the psychological barriers that stand in the way of greater material, spiritual, and emotional wealth.
We want you to succeed on the regulation portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you'll find on the CPA Exam so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Regulation Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
Sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with:500 CPA Exam-style questions Full explanations for each question in the answer key A format parallel to that of the CPA Exam
This hands-on workbook gets you up to speed with the basics ofbusiness accounting, including reading financial reports,establishing budgets, controlling cash flow, and making wisefinancial decisions. The question and answer sections encourage youto find your own solutions to challenging accounting problems - andthere's plenty of space to scribble your workings out!Accounting Workbook For Dummies is the only book that makestruly light work of the financial fundamentals that manybusinesspeople try to bluff their way through every day.
Accounting Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition covers:
Part I: Business Accounting Basics
Chapter 1: Elements of Business Accounting
Chapter 2: Financial Effects of Transactions
Chapter 3: Getting Started in the Bookkeeping Cycle
Chapter 4: The Bookkeeping Cycle: Adjusting and ClosingEntries
Part II: Preparing Financial Statements
Chapter 5: The Effects and Reporting of Profit
Chapter 6: Reporting Financial Condition in the BalanceSheet
Chapter 7: Coupling the Profit & Loss Statement and BalanceSheet
Chapter 8: Reporting Cash Flows and Changes in Owners'Equity
Chapter 9: Choosing Accounting Methods
Part III: Managerial, Manufacturing, and CapitalAccounting
Chapter 10: Analysing Profit Behavior
Chapter 11: Manufacturing Cost Accounting
Chapter 12: Figuring Out Interest and Return onInvestment
Part IV: The Part of Tens
Chapter 13: Ten Things You Should Know About BusinessFinancial Statements
Chapter 14: A Ten-Point Checklist for ManagementAccountants
Main changes in the UK edition include:UK Accounting practiceCurrencyUK institutions - Inland Revenue and Customs and ExciseetcNational Insurance, PAYEUK taxation and VATPartnerships and Limited company informationUK legal practiceUK specific formsUK specific case studies
mySAP FI Fieldbook offers information technology professionals an in-depth look at the Financial (FI) module of this high-powered software. Author Thomas H. Spitters discusses a number of topics that will keep any company's SAP system running optimally, including strategies to guarantee: High availability High performance Data security
mySAP FI Fieldbook is ideal for the new project team member, financial manager or controller, or any staff member in need of some immediate orientation with SAP's FI module. Discover everything you need to know about the powerful mySAP FI accounting function within this wide-reaching computing environment!
Martin White, Chair of UK Shareholders Association
This is one of those great big books to buy and then tuck away for constant reference. It's a tour through everything from managing a portfolio to establishing a fair intrinsic value for a share. If it moves in the world of investing, it’s probably here.'
David Stevenson, 'Adventurous Investor' in the Financial Times
‘Informative and easy to read, Glen Arnold has produced arguably the most comprehensive book there is today on stock market investing and one that unquestionably will give an edge to any retail investor. This is a must read for anyone serious about investing.'
Simon Thompson, Companies Editor, Investors Chronicle
The Financial Times Guide to Investing is the definitive introduction to the art of successful stock market investing. Bestselling author Glen Arnold takes you from the basics of what investors do and why companies need them through to the practicalities of buying and selling shares and how to make the most from your money. He describes different types of investment vehicles and advises you on how to be successful at picking companies, understanding their accounts, managing a sophisticated portfolio, measuring performance and risk and setting up an investment club.
The third edition of this investing classic will give you everything you need to choose your shares with skill and confidence. Thoroughly updated, this edition now includes:
- Comprehensive advice about unit trusts and other collective investments
- A brand new section on dividend payments and what to watch out for
- An expanded jargon-busting glossary to demystify those complex phrases and concepts
- Recent Financial Times articles and tables to illustrate and expand on case studies and examples
- Detailed updates of changes to tax rates and legislation as well as increases in ISA allowances and revisions to capital gains tax
This comprehensive guide walks you through every aspect ofsetting up and using Sage 50 Accounts, from installing the softwareto running VAT returns and producing monthly and yearly accounts.Inside you′ll discover the quickest way to complete tasks andhow to customise Sage to suit your specific business needs. Packedwith step-by-step instructions and fully illustrated withscreenshots, this book is the easiest way to get the most from Sage50 Accounts and take control of your business finances.Completely up-to-date for the 2014 edition of Sage 50softwareSet up and start using Sage 50 Accounts with minimum fussFully illustrated with the latest screenshots to help you everystep of the wayGuidance on going mobile - with the new Sage 50 appDetails on the new Sage Quicksearch feature
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Accounting, Third Edition takes the guess work out of this basic business activity. This updated edition has all the current information any business person will need to understand the "books," along with a useful workbook style appendix to re-enforce the lessons learned throughout the book.
? Fully updated including all new forms
? New workbook appendix with dozens of useful exercises
? Up-to-date information on the changes in payroll taxes, including the new Medicare tax
This New Edition incorporates major changes which improve and update the previous edition. It can be easily used by students working on their own, as well as in a classroom environment.
- Fully illustrated & worked examples
- Student Activities
- End of chapter questions, many of which have been taken from major accounting examination bodies.
-The solutions to all activities are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the end of chapter questions are also supplied.
Introduction to Accounting is an essential textbook for undergraduate accounting students. It is designed to meet the needs of both the non-specialist and those intending to specialise in accounting at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels. The Solutions Manual will be available via the SAGE website.
Creative Cash Flow Reporting and Analysis capitalizes on currentconcerns with misleading financial reporting on misleadingfinancial reporting. It identifies the common steps used to yieldmisleading cash flow amounts, demonstrates how to adjust the cashflow statement for more effective analysis, and how to use adjustedoperating cash flow to uncover earnings that have been misreportedusing aggressive or fraudulent accounting practices.
Charles W. Mulford, PhD, CPA (Atlanta, GA), is the coauthor ofthree books, including the bestselling The Financial Numbers Game:Identifying Creative Accounting Practices. Eugene E. Comiskey, PhD,CPA, CMA (Atlanta, GA), is the coauthor of the bestselling TheFinancial Numbers Game: Identifying Creative Accounting Practices.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz - A 30-minute Summary & Analysis
Inside this Instaread Summary:
• Overview of the entire book
• Introduction to the important people in the book
• Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book
• Key Takeaways of the book
• A Reader's Perspective
Preview of this summary: Introduction
Ben explains that every time he reads a self-help or management book, he thinks about the fact that it didn’t really address the hard things like laying people off or having good people start demanding unreasonable things. The problem with self-help books is that they try to provide a recipe for dealing with difficult, dynamic situations. Challenging situations can not be solved with a formula. Instead of using a formula in this book, the author presents his story as he progressed from an entrepreneur to CEO to venture capitalist. He shares some of the lessons he has learned along the way. He explains that although circumstances may differ, patterns and lessons resonate with each experience. For the last several years, he has shared lessons learned on his popular blog. Many people have emailed him to ask about the stories behind the lessons. Ben shares that he has been inspired along the way by many family members, friends, and advisers who have helped him. Hip-hop/rap music has also inspired him because these artists aspire to be both great and successful. He also admires that rappers see themselves as entrepreneurs.1: From Communist to Venture Capitalist
Ben’s grandparents were card-carrying Communists. His dad grew up indoctrinated in the Communist philosophy. Ben’s family moved to Berkeley, California, in 1968. His dad then became the editor of the famous New Left magazine, Ramparts. When Ben was five, his family moved to Bonita Avenue, a middle-class Berkeley neighborhood. One day, a friend of Ben’s older brother, Roger, pointed to an African American kid down the block who happened to be riding in a red wagon. Roger dared Ben to go tell the kid to give him his wagon, and if he refused,to spit in his face and call him a racial epithet. Roger wasn’t a racist and did not come from a bad family. Ben later found out that he had schizophrenia. He had wanted to see a fight. Ben was afraid of Roger, and his demand put him in a very tough situation. He thought Roger would beat him up if he didn’t do what he told him to do. He was also afraid to ask for the wagon. He walked toward the boy and when he got near enough, he said, “Can I ride in your wagon?” The boy, Joel Clark Jr., said, “Sure.” Ben turned to look at Roger and saw that he was gone. Ben went on to play with Joel all day, and they have been best friends ever since. That experience taught Ben that being scared didn’t mean he was gutless. He learned that what he did mattered and determined whether he would be a hero or a coward. If he had completely followed Roger’s order, he would have never met his best friend. He also learned not to judge things by appearance alone. If a...
So begins the story of Farmer Able. Everyone on his farm -- people and animals alike – are downright downtrodden by him. He's overbearing and compulsively obsessed with profits and productivity. He's a typical top-down, power-based manager, forever tallying production numbers in his well-worn ledgers. But the more he pushes the hoofs and horns and humans, the more they dig in their heels. That is until one day when he hears a mysterious wind that whispers: "It's not all about me." Can he turn things around and begin attending to the needs of those on his farm, thus improving their attitudes and productivity?
Farmer Able is an engaging parable that entertains as it enlightens. It reveals a profound truth about the dysfunction in organizations and how dramatic improvements can be made when leaders liberate employees to operate at their fullest potential and discover the significance in their work.
If you're looking to develop a new and profoundly satisfying leadership style, one that advocates serving others and creating ethical, engaging workplaces and innovative environments, this book will set you on your way. If you are tired of "business as usual," this lively story will get you thinking about how to inspire your employees and produce better results.
This edition includes a new selection of modern 'Accounting Headlines' which provide current examples of organisations and individuals putting accounting theory into practice in both local and global settings. Financial Accounting Theory covers additional topics such as critical perspectives, public sector accounting and fair value. Workflows and processes are presented using enhanced visual charts to help demonstrate how accounting works in practice.
Deegan presents the concepts in a clear and straightforward style, while challenging students to think critically about the range of accounting theories. Financial Accounting Theory provides a sound basis for readers contemplating further research and develops habits of analytical reasoning and critical thinking.
Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Replete with up-to-date, user-friendly examples from all main jurisdictions, this guide explains the precise workings and lifecycles of private equity funds; reviews commercial terms; evaluates structures and tax treatments; shows how to read Limited Partnership Agreements; presents best-practice details and processes, and identifies costly pitfalls to avoid.
Manage your own revision with step-by-step support from experienced examiner Ian Harrison. This guide also includes a Questions and Answers section with exam-style questions, student's answers for each question, and examiner comments to ensure you're exam-ready.
- Plan and pace your revision with the revision planner
- Use the expert tips to clarify key points
- Avoid making typical mistakes with expert advice
- Test yourself with end-of-topic questions and answers and tick off each topic as you complete it
- Practise your exam skills with exam-style questions and answers
This title has not been through the Cambridge International endorsement process.
Fraud and Fraud Detection takes an advanced approach tofraud management, providing step-by-step guidance on automatingdetection and forensics using CaseWare's IDEA software. The bookbegins by reviewing the major types of fraud, then details thespecific computerized tests that can detect them. Readers willlearn to use complex data analysis techniques, including automationscripts, allowing easier and more sensitive detection of anomaliesthat require further review. The companion website provides accessto a demo version of IDEA, along with sample scripts that allowreaders to immediately test the procedures from the book.
Business systems' electronic databases have grown tremendouslywith the rise of big data, and will continue to increase atsignificant rates. Fraudulent transactions are easily hidden inthese enormous datasets, but Fraud and Fraud Detection helpsreaders gain the data analytics skills that can bring theseanomalies to light. Step-by-step instruction and practical adviceprovide the specific abilities that will enhance the audit andinvestigation process. Readers will learn to:Understand the different areas of fraud and their specificdetection methodsIdentify anomalies and risk areas using computerizedtechniquesDevelop a step-by-step plan for detecting fraud through dataanalyticsUtilize IDEA software to automate detection and identificationprocedures
The delineation of detection techniques for each type of fraudmakes this book a must-have for students and new fraud preventionprofessionals, and the step-by-step guidance to automation andcomplex analytics will prove useful for even experienced examiners.With datasets growing exponentially, increasing both the speed andsensitivity of detection helps fraud professionals stay ahead ofthe game. Fraud and Fraud Detection is a guide to moreefficient, more effective fraud identification.
The book focuses on methods based on GLMs that have been found useful in actuarial practice and provides a set of tools for a tariff analysis. Basic theory of GLMs in a tariff analysis setting is presented with useful extensions of standarde GLM theory that are not in common use.
The book meets the European Core Syllabus for actuarial education and is written for actuarial students as well as practicing actuaries. To support reader real data of some complexity are provided at www.math.su.se/GLMbook.
Sage One For Dummies explains every aspect of setting upand navigating Sage One, the newest accounting solution for smallbusinesses and sole traders. It includes clear instructions forusing Sage One Accounts including setting up customer and supplierrecords, creating invoices, paying customers and suppliers, bankreconciliation, VAT returns and reporting. It also explains how touse the Cashbook function (if your business is more cash-based) andhow to work with your accountant using the Accountant Edition.Packed with step-by-step instructions and fully illustrated withscreenshots, this book is the easiest way to get the most from SageOne and take control of your business finances.Shows readers how to set up, install and navigate using dummydataFeatures setting up customer & supplier recordsDetails how to create invoices for customers and suppliersEnables the reader to produce their own reports
The new edition includes the most recent research in the area of incomplete markets and unhedgeable risks, adds a chapter on finite difference methods, and thoroughly updates all bibliographic references. Eighty figures, over seventy examples, twenty-five simple ready-to-run computer programs, and several spreadsheets enhance the learning experience. All computer codes have been rewritten using MATLAB and online supplementary materials have been completely updated.
A standard textbook for graduate finance courses
Introduction to asset pricing, portfolio selection, risk measurement, and investment evaluation
Detailed examples and MATLAB codes integrated throughout the text
Exercises and summaries of main points conclude each chapter
-Patrick J. McKenna, a leading international consultant toprofessional service firms
"The authors have captured the changing role of professionalservices marketing and firm management. There is valuable insight[in this] down-to-earth guide to competing successfully in the newenvironment."
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"At its heart, this book is the running shoe for legal andaccounting professionals who want to put the client first.Following the evolution of the industry over the past twenty-fiveyears, this must-have for every professional services firm is thekey to leading in the turbulent and highly competitive watersahead."
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"Client selection and retention is one of the critical successfactors for a professional services firm, and Aquila and Marcus doa masterful job at educating us on the necessary ingredients ofeach. The chapters on firm governance and paying for performanceare thought provoking and certainly challenging to the conventionalwisdom. If you want a better understanding of marketing and leadinga professional firm in these turbulent times, this book isessential."
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