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Careers As Accountants
A 6 page essay that explores several aspects of accounting and auditing as careers. Included is information pertaining to: education and training needed; types of accounting fields; job responsibilities; job outlook; and average salaries. ...
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V. Daniel Hunt's "Cost Accounting"
A 5 page paper that discusses the topic of Hunt's book. This paper provides an overview of basic cost accounting structures and considers the importance of cost accounting as it relates to corporate decision-making processes.
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Relevence Regained / From Top-Down Control to Botttom-Up Empowerment
A 5 page review of H. Thomas Johnson's book that explains the historical significance of managerial business practices and the impact that accounting managment has had only company development. This book is divided into three distinct sections;...
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How To Prepare An Individual Federal Tax Return
A 10 page paper that gives a systematic approach to preparing an individual income tax return. This paper divides the task into 4 specific and necessary areas: 1. preparing for the task, 2. the organization of information 3. studying the tax...
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Corporate Reorganization & Tax Laws
A 7 page paper focusing on some of the considerations necessary for a productive corporate reorganization as seen from an accountant's viewpoint. Some of the terms addressed are: valuation (extensively), assumption of liabilities, net operating ...
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Ethics In Auditing
A 7 page paper discussing ethical issues surrounding the operation of auditors when they are truly independent of their clients and some of the problems that can arise when they are not. Every organization wants to present the most advantageous...
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Compromise in Accountant Ethics
A 5 page paper arguing against the premises presented in a paper decrying what the author sees as "social ambivalence" in auditing firm billing practices connected with auditing activities. The author charges that respected accounting firms uses...
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Issues in Auditing Fraud & Independence
This 5 page paper addresses the issues of fraud and independence in the auditing realm. New standards for fraud are included and solutions fro the dilemma of independence are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Are Auditors Truly Independent Of Their Clients?
A 9 page paper discussing the degree to which auditors can maintain the independence necessary to ensure the integrity of audited financials. Though most auditors will argue that they are truly independent of their clients, practice indicates that...
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Detection of Fraud Through Internal Audit
This 13 page paper discusses the practice of internal auditing and the ability of such a program to detect fraud within an organization. The writer discusses how the internal auditor should participate in the deterrence, detection, investigation and...
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Independence & Fraud Standards for Public Auditors
The AICPA provides standards for independence and fraud for public auditors (CPAs). This 5 page paper evaluates the current standards as they relate to public auditing and defines the changes that have occurred in the last two years. Bibliography...
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Tax Reform & How It May Affect Auditing Practice
A 7 page paper discussing the effects of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 on auditing activities. Following congressional hearings on the abuses of the Internal Revenue Service directed toward taxpayers over the past recent years and under the...
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The Benefits of Audits
This 8 page paper provides support for the premise that audited financial statements are a necessity for the capital market to be efficient. Several areas are discussed and recommendations are made concerning financial auditing in both a corporate...
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International Accounting Standards
The issue is discussed in a 9 page paper that includes two charts. Three particular sub-issues highlighted include : IAS rules as theu concerns retirement benefits, cash flow reporting and investments. The role of the International Accounting...
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Environmental Accounting
A 12 page paper in which the writer examines the increasingly necessity for effective environmental accounting in light of changing policies in support of environmental accountability. As the national trend moves towards "green accounting," many...
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