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Introductory Accounting, Finance, and Auditing for Lawyers

Introductory Accounting, Finance, and Auditing for Lawyers

  • Author: Lawrence Cunningham
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781634604109
  • Category: Accounting
  • Page: 517
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This book, now in its seventh edition and adopted at 80 schools in its 20-year history, presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. Written by a leading scholar of law and accounting, it balances accessibility with rigor. Pedagogical features that make this book easy to use include a coherent layout, complete set of PowerPoint slides, comprehensive Problems and Solutions, intriguing Conceptual Questions and International Comparisons plus a Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. While introductory books on this topic include mostly venerable material not prone to change, where relevant change has occurred, this new edition is on the cutting edge with it, including capturing such hot topics as new auditor disclosure on critical audit matters (CAMs) and going concern warnings; the new audit report and auditor tenure disclosure; revenue recognition and lease accounting standards; and audit data analytics.

Introductory Accounting for Lawyers

Introductory Accounting for Lawyers

  • Author: Lawrence Cunningham
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781634604116
  • Category:
  • Page: 238
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This book is a spinoff of the author's Accounting, Finance and Auditing for Lawyers and focuses on elementary accounting for law professionals. It is intended for use in 1-credit classes or as a supplement. It includes all tables, formulas and problems included in the bigger book. While introductory books on this topic include mostly venerable material not prone to change, where relevant change has occurred, this new edition is on the cutting edge with it, including capturing such hot topics as new auditor disclosure on critical audit matters (CAMs) and going concern warnings; the new audit report and auditor tenure disclosure; revenue recognition and lease accounting standards; and audit data analytics.

The Complete Guide to Spotting Accounting Fraud & Cover-ups

The Complete Guide to Spotting Accounting Fraud & Cover-ups

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

  • Author: Martha Maeda
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 160138212X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
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In 2009, high-profile fraud cases like the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff and Arthur Nadel vividly illustrated the harm done to investors who placed their trust in these apparently successful money managers and then discovered their money had never been invested at all. News stories featured 90-year-olds forced by necessity to work in supermarkets, elderly people losing their homes because their life savings were gone, and wealthy retirees suddenly unable to pay their electricity bills. Charities were forced to curtail their services, lay off staff, and even close their doors forever as their funds evaporated. Almost every day, there are stories in the media about dishonest employees who have robbed their organisations of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Not so well-publicised are the countless smaller thefts occurring every day from cash registers, warehouses, and business bank accounts. Sadly, the organisations that have the most to lose small businesses, family-run companies, churches, and charities are often the most vulnerable because of their size and inexperience. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, accounting fraud cost over $994 billion in 2008, and the average organisation lost 7 percent of its total revenue to fraud. How can you prevent this from happening to you as an investor, business owner, or a person attempting to acquire or merge with another firm? Read this book and you will be able to understand, detect, and avoid accounting fraud. You will learn how to identify fraud, how to spot minor abnormalities that may hide fraud, how to spot forgeries, and how to prove your case, as well as what to immediately suspect and methods for uncovering scams. You will know what signs to look for, including excessive turnover of lawyers and auditors, changing professionals in the middle of a transaction, inconsistent information, and significant declines in stock prices. In addition, you will know how to recognise the common manoeuvres, earnings manipulation, premature and fictitious revenue, overvalued assets, undervalued liabilities, bogus revenue, expenses that have been shifted to another period, overstating revenues, understating expenses, and the misuse and misdirecting of funds. This new book is filled with studies and discussions of fraud cases and how they could have been avoided, checklists for detecting accounts misdeeds, and advice from analysts, CFOs, and CPAs. This manual will be an indispensable aid for serious investors, industry pros, acquisition and merger managers, and small business owners alike. After reading this book you will no longer have to worry about accounting fraud and you can increase your company's profits.

Basic Accounting Principles for Lawyers: With Present Value and Expected Value

Basic Accounting Principles for Lawyers: With Present Value and Expected Value

  • Author: C. Steven Bradford,Gary Adna Ames
  • Publisher: LexisNexis
  • ISBN: 163043079X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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This book is not a slimmed-down Accounting for Lawyers casebook, but a book especially designed as an auxiliary book for other courses that draw on accounting. It is brief, inexpensive, and gives students a plain English, sometimes even humorous, introduction to the basics of accounting and to the financial concepts of present value and expected value. It allows students to learn the essential accounting concepts outside of class so professors can spend more of valuable class time focusing on the core concepts of a course. The chapters are short and modular, so professors can assign as much or as little as students need to know for a course.

Auditor's Letter Handbook

Auditor's Letter Handbook

  • Author: ABA Audit Responses Committee
  • Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
  • ISBN: 9781614389736
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 116
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The Auditor s Letter Handbook, Second Edition contains the original 1975 Statement of Policy Regarding Lawyers' Responses to Auditors' Requests for Information. Much has changed since the American Bar Association Statement of Policy Regarding Lawyers Responses to Auditors Requests for Information (the ABA Statement) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) related Statement of Auditing Standards No. 12 (SAS 12) were approved in December 1975 and January 1976, respectively. The Second Edition addresses the increased emphasis on: the quality of loss contingency disclosure; a new regulatory regime for the accounting profession established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; the increasing relevance of international accounting and auditing standards; the expansion of cross-border practice by law firms; and much more! This resource is a must-have for inside and outside counsel in dealing with the auditor's need for corroboration of information furnished by management concerning litigation, claims, and assessments. It comprises a consolidated presentation of the principal official pronouncements and unofficial commentaries on the subject of audit inquiries and lawyers' responses."

More Than a Numbers Game

More Than a Numbers Game

A Brief History of Accounting

  • Author: Thomas A. King
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118044614
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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The world certainly suffers no shortage of accounting texts. The many out there help readers prepare, audit, interpret and explain corporate financial statements. What has been missing is a book offering context and discussion for divisive issues such as taxes, debt, options, and earnings volatility. King addresses the why of accounting instead of the how, providing practitioners and students with a highly readable history of U.S. corporate accounting. More Than a Numbers Game: A Brief History of Accounting was inspired by Arthur Levitt's landmark 1998 speech delivered at New York University. The Securities and Exchange Commission chairman described the too-little challenged custom of earnings management and presaged the breakdown in the US corporate accounting three years later. Somehow, over a one-hundred year period, accounting morphed from a tool used by American railroad managers to communicate with absent British investors into an enabler of corporate fraud. How this happened makes for a good business story. This book is not another description of accounting scandals. Instead it offers a history of ideas. Each chapter covers a controversial topic that emerged over the past century. Historical background and discussion of people involved give relevance to concepts discussed. The author shows how economics, finance, law and business customs contributed to accounting's development. Ideas presented come from a career spent working with accounting information.

Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell

Accounting and Finance for Lawyers in a Nutshell

  • Author: Charles Meyer
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781634608510
  • Category:
  • Page: 561
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This product provides a well-rounded summary of the relevant accounting areas from basic financial statements to complex earnings-per-share ratios and corporate finance and valuation. Learn how to recognize revenue, expenses, assets, and liabilities. It reviews accounting principles for many different areas, including acquisitions, investments, long-term debt, leases, stocks, and partnerships. It also discusses recent developments such as adoption of new requirements to place most operating leases on the lessee's balance sheet, a new principles based approach to accounting for revenue, refinements in the accounting for stock options, and revised rules for applying the lower of cost or market rule to inventory.

The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

  • Author: Geoffrey P. Miller
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454887133
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 840
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The second edition of The Law of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance follows the first edition, as the first casebook focused on the law of governance, risk management, and compliance. Author Geoffrey P. Miller, a highly respected professor of corporate and financial law, brings real world experience to the book as a member of the board of directors and audit and risk committees of a significant banking institution. The book addresses issues of fundamental importance for any regulated organization (the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and its regulators is only one of many examples). This book can be a cornerstone for courses on compliance, corporate governance, or on the role of attorneys in managing risk in organizational clients.

Accounting Ethics

Accounting Ethics

... and the Near Collapse of the World's Financial System

  • Author: Michael Pakaluk,Mark Cheffers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780976528036
  • Category: Accountants
  • Page: 422
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Discusses in detail the many accounting scandals involving AIG in a case study format. Examines key concepts associated with ethics for accountants, including virtues, personal responsibility, the link between rules and principles, and professionalism. Outlines three high-profile ethics cases involving Enron, WorldCom and Lehman Brothers, along with 10 cases drawn from everyday accounting practice. Concludes with a discussion of how a student or practitioner can continue to grow in ethics and as a professional.

Accounting Principles for Lawyers

Accounting Principles for Lawyers

  • Author: Peter Holgate
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139447157
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Many lawyers, especially those dealing with commercial matters, need to understand accounting yet feel on shaky ground in the area. This book is written specifically for them. It breaks down and makes clear basic concepts (such as the difference between profit and cash flow), the accounting profession and the legal and regulatory framework within which accounting operates. The relevant provisions of the Companies Act 1985 are discussed at some length. Holgate explains generally accepted accounting principles in the UK (GAAP), the trend towards global harmonisation and the role of international accounting standards. He then deals with specific areas such as group accounts, acquisitions, tax, leases, pensions, financial instruments, and realised profits, focusing in each case on those aspects that are likely to confront lawyers in their work. This book will appeal to the general practitioner as well as to lawyers working in corporate, commercial, and tax law.

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

A Short and Happy Guide to Property

  • Author: Paula A. Franzese
  • Publisher: West Academic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780314282415
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 147
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This efficient and effective Second Edition takes difficult subject matter and makes it accessible and easy to remember. Professor Paula Franzese, a nationally renowned teacher and scholar, sets forth understandable techniques for mastering estates in land and future interests (including the dreaded rule against perpetuities), concurrent estates, landlord-tenant law, servitudes, land transactions, recording system, zoning, and eminent domain and includes, in this expanded Second Edition, the top ten themes of Property law, the rule of capture, and the law of finders. Learn from this nine-time recipient of the Professor of the Year Award and become a property connoisseur!

Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell

Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell

  • Author: Camilla E. Watson
  • Publisher: West Group
  • ISBN: 9780314146465
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 431
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Reliable source on tax procedure and tax fraud helps bridge the gap between understanding "substantive" code provisions and preparing to represent a taxpayer in an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dispute. Coverage includes IRS and treasury rulemaking; confidentiality and disclosure; audits and administrative appeals; statute of limitations; litigation considerations; penalties and collection process; liability; investigation; and tax crimes.

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law

Concise Edition

  • Author: Lisa G. Lerman,Philip G. Schrag
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • ISBN: 1454897597
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 736
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Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Concise Fourth Edition is the briefer version of Lerman and Schrag’s highly successful problem-based textbook that offers a contemporary and thoughtful approach to challenging ethical dilemmas, encouraging deep analysis and lively class discussion. Key Features: Succinct and accessible explanation of lawyer law in question and answer format Numerous problems based on actual cases, in which students must analyze the ethical and strategic issues as if they were practicing lawyers Focus on issues that students are most likely to face in their early years of practice Stimulating presentation of materials, including cartoons, tables, and photos New to the Fourth Edition: Updates of countless recent developments in lawyer law, including the amendments to Rules 1.6, 1.18 and 8.4 Up-to-date discussions of how the Internet is affecting law practice, including the use of e-mail and social media Engaging two-color design New chapter on the changing legal profession Reorganized so that the chapters match the practice MPRE questions in Lerman, Schrag, and Gupta’s Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations and Practice Questions.

Enterprise Risk Management and COSO

Enterprise Risk Management and COSO

A Guide for Directors, Executives and Practitioners

  • Author: Harry Cendrowski,William C. Mair
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470553817
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Praise for Enterprise Risk Management and COSO: A Guide for Directors, Executives, and Practitioners "Enterprise Risk Management and COSO is a comprehensive reference book that presents core management of risk tools in a helpful and organized way. If you are an internal auditor who is interested in risk management, exploring this book is one of the best ways to gain an understanding of enterprise risk management issues." —Naly de Carvalho, FSA Times "This book represents a unique guide on how to manage many of the critical components that constitute an organization's corporate defense program." —Sean Lyons, Corporate Defense Management (CDM) professional "This book provides a comprehensive analysis of enterprise risk management and is invaluable to anyone working in the risk management arena. It provides excellent information regarding the COSO framework, control components, control environment, and quantitative risk assessment methodologies. It is a great piece of work." —J. Richard Claywell, CPA, ABV, CVA, CM&AA, CFFA, CFD "As digital information continues its exponential growth and more systems become interconnected, the demand and need for proper risk management will continue to increase. I found the book to be very informative, eye-opening, and very pragmatic with an approach to risk management that will not only add value to all boards who are maturing and growing this capability, but also will provide them with competitive advantage in this important area of focus." —David Olivencia, President, Hispanic IT Executive Council Optimally manage your company's risks, even in the worst of economic conditions. There has never been a stronger need for sound risk management than now. Today's organizations are expected to manage a variety of risks that were unthinkable a decade ago. Insightful and compelling, Enterprise Risk Management and COSO reveals how to: Successfully incorporate enterprise risk management into your organization's culture Foster an environment that rewards open discussion of risks rather than concealment of them Quantitatively model risks and effectiveness of internal controls Best discern where risk management resources should be dedicated to minimize occurrence of risk-based events Test predictive models through empirical data

The Legal Environment Today

The Legal Environment Today

  • Author: Roger LeRoy Miller,Frank B. Cross
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305480554
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 816
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THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT TODAY: BUSINESS IN ITS ETHICAL, REGULATORY, E-COMMERCE, AND GLOBAL SETTING, 8th Edition equips students with the working knowledge of business-related laws recommended by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business while strengthening the reasoning skills they need to interpret and apply them. Using carefully selected cases, the text challenges students to analyze and resolve legal issues facing today's businesses. Hypothetical situations and exercises, ethical discussions, and international considerations illustrate how business law applies to students' everyday lives and their future careers. The Eighth Edition includes an overall emphasis on how the digital landscape is affecting business law as well as an all-new chapter on Law, Social Media, and Privacy. Chapters also cover the latest on corporate responsibility, financial and credit card reforms, health-care laws, and much more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Model Rules of Professional Conduct

  • Author: ABA Center for Professional Conduct
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604425178
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 209
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The Model Rules of Professional Conduct offers timely information on lawyer ethics. The black-letter Rules of Professional Conduct are followed by numbered Comments that explain each Rule's purpose and provide suggestions for its practical application. The Rules help lawyers identify proper conduct in a variety of given situations, review those instances where discretionary action is possible, and define the nature of the lawyer's relationship with clients, colleagues, and the courts.

Financial Statement Fraud Casebook

Financial Statement Fraud Casebook

Baking the Ledgers and Cooking the Books

  • Author: Joseph T. Wells
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118077061
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 408
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A comprehensive look at financial statement fraud from the experts who actually investigated them This collection of revealing case studies sheds clear insights into the dark corners of financial statement fraud. Includes cases submitted by fraud examiners across industries and throughout the world Fascinating cases hand-picked and edited by Joseph T. Wells, the founder and Chairman of the world's leading anti-fraud organization ? the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) ? and author of Corporate Fraud Handbook Outlines how each fraud was engineered, how it was investigated and how the perpetrators were brought to justice Providing an insider's look at fraud, Financial Statement Fraud Casebook illuminates the combination of timing, teamwork and vision necessary to understand financial statement fraud and prevent it from happening in the first place.

Auditing Cases

Auditing Cases

An Interactive Learning Approach

  • Author: Mark S. Beasley,Frank A. Buckless,Steven M. Glover,Douglas F Prawitt
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • ISBN: 013386930X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
  • View: 2843
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Auditing Cases: An Interactive Learning Approach is intended for use in undergraduate and graduate Auditing, Professional Research Case, or capstone courses. Step through real auditing cases one by one in this comprehensive text Auditing Cases is a comprehensive case book that focuses on each of the major activities performed during an audit. Most of the auditing cases are based on actual companies, and a number address financial reporting fraud. The unique active learning approach helps students learn to think critically and develop their interpersonal skills, which are increasingly important in the workplace. Teaching and Learning Experience To provide a better teaching and learning experience–for both instructors and students–this program will: Engage Students with an Active Learning Approach: The auditing cases capture students’ interest using lively narrative that introduces emerging accounting-related issues. Easily Integrate Cases into your Course: The Instructor’s Resource Manual offers instructional approaches, activity ideas, and group assignments to merge the cases into an existing course. Help Students See Concepts in Action: Cases are introduced according to the phase of auditing they demonstrate, presenting students with clear examples of the material.

Restoring Justice

Restoring Justice

The Speeches of Attorney General Edward H. Levi

  • Author: Edward H. Levi
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022604145X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 248
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In the wake of Watergate, Gerald Ford appointed eminent lawyer and scholar Edward H. Levi to the post of attorney general—and thus gave him the onerous task of restoring legitimacy to a discredited Department of Justice. Levi was famously fair-minded and free of political baggage, and his inspired addresses during this tumultuous time were critical to rebuilding national trust. They reassured a tense and troubled nation that the Department of Justice would act in accordance with the principles underlying its name, operating as a nonpartisan organization under the strict rule of law. For Restoring Justice, Jack Fuller has carefully chosen from among Levi’s speeches a selection that sets out the attorney general’s view of the considerable challenges he faced: restoring public confidence through discussion and acts of justice, combating the corrosive skepticism of the time, and ensuring that the executive branch would behave judicially. Also included are addresses and Congressional testimonies that speak to issues that were hotly debated at the time, including electronic surveillance, executive privilege, separation of powers, antitrust enforcement, and the guidelines governing the FBI—many of which remain relevant today. Serving at an almost unprecedentedly difficult time, Levi was among the most admired attorney generals of the modern era. Published here for the first time, the speeches in Restoring Justice offer a superb sense of the man and his work.

Practical Guide to U.S. Taxation of International Transactions (11th Edition)

Practical Guide to U.S. Taxation of International Transactions (11th Edition)

  • Author: Michael S. Schadewald,Robert J. Misey
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780808050247
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Practical Guide to U.S. Taxation of International Transactions provides readers with a practical command of the tax issues raised by international transactions and how those issues are resolved by U.S. tax laws. The book emphasizes those areas generally accepted to be essential to tax practice. The book is written primarily as a desk reference for tax practitioners and is organized into four parts. Part I provides an overview of the U.S. system for taxing international transactions, and also discusses the U.S. jurisdictional rules and source-of-income rules. Part II explains how the United States taxes the foreign activities of U.S. persons, and includes chapters on the foreign tax credit, deemed paid foreign tax credit, anti-deferral provisions, foreign currency translation and transactions, export tax benefits, planning for foreign operations, and state taxation of foreign operations. Part III describes how the United States taxes the U.S. activities of foreign persons, including the taxation of U.S.-source investment-type income and U.S. trade or business activities, as well as planning for foreign-owned U.S. operations. Finally, Part IV covers issues common to both outbound and inbound activities, including intercompany transfer pricing, tax treaties, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and international tax practice and procedure.