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The easy way to master the art of auditingWant to be an auditor and need to hone your investigating skills? Look no further. This friendly guide gives you an easy-to-understand explanation of auditing -- from gathering financial statements and accounting information to analyzing a client's financial position. Packed with examples, it gives you everything you need to ace an auditing course and begin a career today.Auditing 101 -- get a crash course in the world of auditing and a description of the types of tasks you'll be expected to perform during a typical day on the jobIt's risky business -- find out about audit risk and arm yourself with the know-how to collect the right type of evidence to support your decisionsAuditing in the real world -- dig into tons of sample business records to perform your first auditFocus on finances -- learn how both ends of the financial equation -- balance sheet and income statement -- need to be presented on your client's financial statementsSeal the deal -- get the lowdown on how to wrap up your audit and write your opinionAfter the audit -- see the types of additional services that may be asked of you after you've issued your professional opinionOpen the book and find:A day in the life of an auditorWho gets audited and whyProfessional standards and ethicsHow to assess audit riskTips on collecting and documenting audit evidenceThe best way to get to know your clientAuditing practices for every business angle (revenue, purchases, personnel, and more)What you'll need to complete the auditLearn to:Understand the concepts and theories of auditingConduct internal and external auditsEnsure accurate and correct recordsAvoid fraudulent practices
Your plain-English guide to navigating a financial accounting courseDespite the economic landscape and job market, demand for accountants remains strong, and accountants will continue to see high demand for their services as the economy rebounds and businesses grow. Additionally, one of the effects of the economic downturn is a greater emphasis on accountability, transparency, and controls in financial reporting.With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying business, finance, and accounting with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyze, and evaluate actual corporate financial statements.Covers traditional introductory financial accounting course materialExplores concepts accountants and other business professionals use to prepare reports Details mergers and acquisitions purchase and pooling, free cash flow, and financial statement analysisWhether you're a student on your way to earning a bachelor's degree, MBA, or MAcc, Financial Accounting For Dummies gives you a wealth of information to grasp the subject and ace the course.
The easy way to master an intermediate accounting courseIntermediate accounting courses are required for students seeking bachelor's degrees in accounting and often for degrees in finance, business administration, and management. Intermediate Accounting For Dummies provides you with a deeper and broader level of accounting theory, serving as an excellent course supplement and study guide to help you master the concepts of this challenging program.With easy-to-understand explanations and realworld examples, Intermediate Accounting For Dummies covers all the topics you'll encounter in an intermediate accounting course: the conceptual framework of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), financial ratio analysis, equity accounting, investment strategies, financial statement preparation, and moreTracks to a typical intermediate accounting curriculumExpert information and real-world examplesOther titles from Loughran: Financial Accounting For Dummies and Auditing For DummiesWith the help of Intermediate Accounting For Dummies, you'll discover the fast and easy way to take the confusion out of the complex theories and methods associated with a typical intermediate accounting course.
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