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Dictionary of Accounting
ISBN: 0713682868
Provides a basic vocabulary of terms used in accounting, from personal finance and investments to company accounts, balance sheets and stock valuations.

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Wall Street Words - David L. Scott
ISBN: 0618176519
An essential guide to the words spoken on "the Street". Covers everything from investment fundamentals to the sophisticated terminology of contemporary finance plus case studies illustrating real-world investment examples and 50 insightful tips from industry professionals.

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Accountants' Handbook
ISBN: 0471790419
Provides comprehensive coverage of over 43 critical areas of accounting. A good source for answers to all reasonable questions on accounting and financial reporting

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The Ultimate Accountants' Reference
ISBN: 047057254X
A wide-ranging source of information for the practicing accountant. It covers accounting regulations for all aspects of financial statements, accounting management reports, and management of the accounting department, including best practices, control systems, and the fast close.

Topics in Accounting

  • Accountants
    Person responsible for drawing up accounts , usually for a business organization. Accountants have traditionally concentrated on...
  • Accounts Payable
    The rate at which a company pays off its suppliers. The accounts payable turnover ratio is a short-term liquidity measure...
  • Auditing
    Broadly defined, auditing is a procedure in which an independent third party systematically examines the evidence of adherence of some...
  • Bookkeeping
    Maintenance of systematic and convenient records of money transactions in order to show the condition of a business enterprise....
  • Budget
    Inclusive list of proposed expenditures and expected receipts of any person, enterprise, or government for a specified period, usually...
  • Inflation
    An economic situation in which the average price level of all goods and/or salaries rises steeply, which affects most severely those...
  • Taxation
    All countries need a certain level of income from taxes and duties to pay for public-sector expenditures. Globalization has an impact on the way that it is possible for different nations to collect taxes and duties...

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