Accounting Case Essays

  • Accounting Essay

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    28th September 2011 The Director, Accounting Strategy, Uganda Chapter, P.O Box 1234 Kampala Report on the Role of Cost and Management Accounting (CMA) in Steering Internal Decision-Making Process in Steel & Tubes Industries Uganda Limited The above reference would reflect the realities better if key cost and managemant accounting principles are fully embraced. This is because, accounting often referred to as the language of business which provides the

  • Accounting Essay

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    Accounting Scandals © Rajkumar S Adukia rajkumarfca@gmail.com Several big firms have come under scrutiny recently for questionable accounting practices. Some of the world’s biggest accounting scandals WorldCom WorldCom was one of the big success stories of the 1990s. It was a symbol aggressive capitalism. Founded by Bernie Ebbers, one of the most aggressive acquirer during the US mergers and acquisitions boom of the 1990s. WorldCom's asset value had soared to $180bn before

  • Accounting Essay

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    |Financial Accounting | Copyright © 2009, 2006 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved. Course Description Financial accounting communicates economic information and serves as a tool for business decision making. Through financial accounting, accountants track how money circulates in an organization. This course provides an understanding of the fundamental principles of double entry accounting as applied to practical

  • Accounting Essay

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    doors. Other users have their own reasons for using this financial information. Since users require financial information to base their decisions on, let's determine what is required to fill this need. Let's begin with a definition for accounting. Accounting is the art of analyzing, recording, summarizing, reporting, reviewing, and interpreting financial information. Bookkeeping is the process of recording and classifying business financial transactions (activities). In simple language-maintaining

  • Accounting Essay

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    Accounting for Current Liabilities By Joseph Payne Submitted November 14, 2011 Course: Accounting 205 Instructor: Emily King INTRODUCTION Liabilities are company debts and/or obligations. Current liabilities are those liabilities that are due within one year. Current liabilities appear on a company’s balance sheet, and include such categories as accounts payable, short-term debt, and accrued liabilities. Most of the time, the company knows the exact amount of its liabilities. But in some

  • Managerial Accounting Case Study

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    Case 5-4 Royal Resort and Casino Case 5-4 Royal Resorts and Casino Group Members: Name Name Name College or University Case 5-4 Royal Resorts and Casino This case was about a company called Royal Resorts and Casino also known as RRC. RRC is a publicly-traded company which issues stocks that are traded on the open market, either on a stock exchange or on the over-the-counter market. The fact that this company is a publicly-traded company is important in understanding why this

  • Accounting - Creative Accounting Essay

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    CREATIVE ACCOUNTING – ART? Ph.D. Student Pana Daniela Nicoleta, “Valahia” University, Targoviste e-mail: dannikkip@yahoo.com Abstract: Although, apparently, accounting seems to be a mechanical process which does not creativity and imagination, it was resituated in the management (administration) science domanin, and the financial-accountant information is the most important component of every company. In the present study I accentuated the role of accountability in our days, I developed the “creative

  • Accounting Essay

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    M & D FORUM The Construction of SME Accounting Information System LIU Zhihua School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, P.R. China, 330013 jethro@163.com Abstract: SMEs have become an important part of the national economy, but the accounting information of SMEs in China is still relatively at a low level, Unable to provide timely and effective financial data analysis for the Business management layer, Limit the decision-making capacity of SMEs, Thus losing

  • Accounting Entertainmentnow.Com Case Essay

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    Accounting 222 Report Table of Contents Page 1.0 Executive Summary………………………………………………………………………………………… 2 2.0 Background…………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 3.0 Issue and Problems………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 4.0 Analysis of Issues and Problems……………………………………………………………………….. 3 5.0 Alternatives………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6.1 Alternative One………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6.2 Alternative Two…………………………………………………………………………………………..

  • Accounting Essay

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    In general bookkeeping is the recording of business data in the prescribed manner, this is the first phase. Much of the work of bookkeeper is of the clerical in nature. The sphere of accounting starts where the sphere of bookkeeping ends. accounting is primarily concerned with the design of the system of records, the preparation of reports and the interpretation of reports. Accountants often direct and review the work of bookkeepers. There is, and the difference is simple: bookkeepers record a company’s

  • Accounting Essay

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    Part I Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are rules for the preparation of financial statements. Every publicly traded company must release their financial statements each year. These statements are used by investors, banks and creditors to determine the financial health of the company and its suitability for investment or extension of credit. In order to properly compare and evaluate companies and their results, the financial statement must provide similar information in a similar

  • Accounting Case Study

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    Introduction Premier Models Limited makes plastic kits for building model sailing ships. The company’s design team is developing a new product, a kit for making a model of the Golden Hind, the ship in which Drake circumnavigated the world. The company estimates the product life of the Golden Hind kit will be five years before it will need to be replaced. If the company makes the kits itself, a new plastic-moulding machine will have to be bought for £2,200,000. It is estimated that the machine

  • Accounting Essay

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    Introduction: What is accounting? Today, accounting become the spine of business. Accounting is the methodical recording, notifying, and analysis of financial transaction of a business. It also allow managers make informed decision to keep investers up to date on development in the business to keeps it profitable. There are three main categories of business that are operated with the purpose of earning profit: proprietorship, partnership and corporation and dont for get the advantages and disadvantages

  • Accounting Essay

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    CHAPTER 1 Accounting in Action ASSIGNMENT CLASSIFICATION TABLE Brief Exercises A Problems B Problems Study Objectives 1. Explain what accounting is. Identify the users and uses of accounting. Understand why ethics is a fundamental business concept. Explain accounting standards and the measurement principles. Explain the monetary unit assumption and the economic entity assumption. State the accounting equation, and define its components. Analyze the effects of business transactions on the accounting

  • Accounting Essay

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    and cash generating units were discussed with reference to the compliance with the accounting standard among Coca Cola Amatil Ltd in 2010. The Board decided that a business report regarding the discussion needs to be conducted by the Chief Financial Officer, because one member of the Board of Directors was worried about the company’s reputation is the financial report is found to be inconsistent with the accounting standard by Australian Securities and Investments Commission. In addition, the report

  • Accounting Case Essay

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    Nile.com is trying to take advantage of the high interest in its new website, thus new distribution centers need to be constructed. However, it does not have enough money to fund the construction from its self-reserve. Hence, Nile.com is considering issuing bonds to finance the construction of its distribution center. There are two options are recommendation by bankers to choose. The first option is issuing $100 million in 12%coupon bonds due January 1, 2017, with semi-annual interest payments. The

  • Accounting Case Essay

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    solvency, and financial flexibility through the balance sheet. • As creditors only have access to the financial statements, they will need the statements to be fairly stated (including note disclosure) to adequately assess the company. Accounting Issues Issue 1 • Sale of the October Division Analysis • As per Pre-2011 Canadian GAAP, they have the option of classifying the sale of the October Division as a Discontinued Operation or not. Arguments for recognizing division

  • Business Case Financial Accounting Essay

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    billion in earnings. In year 2010, RLC has operated 29 shopping malls, comprising six malls in Metro Manila and 23 malls in other urban areas and throughout the Philippines. As of year 2010, commercial centers division is the largest business unit accounting for 50.8% of gross revenues and 64.6% of EBITDA for the fiscal year 2010. Residential division on the contrary, had a decline of 26.3% in gross revenues, from earning Php4.37 billion in 2009 dropping down to Php3.22 billion in 2010 due to lower

  • Accounting Essay

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    At the end of every accounting cycle, books of accounts are closed and balances from ledger accounts are used prepare final financial statements for that period. These balances however do not necessarily reflect the accuracy and correctness they should be holding. This is credited to mistakes committed in the process of posting transactions from the books of original entry into the ledger accounts and the fact that some accounts are normally not updated. Updating need to be done and this gives the

  • Ethical Case Study Accounting

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    Managerial Accounting Chapter 20 Ethical Issue Case Study 1. The breakeven sales figure is total revenue equals total expenses, which means because you did not compute the sales personnel’s monthly salaries and fixed market cost into account your report is showing the company making more money than it actually will, which could lead to excess spending. 2. A company cannot pay commission to sales personnel with money the company cannot afford to spend. There is a large difference between initially

  • Accounting Case on Budgetting Motivation Essay

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    The university is under strong financial pressures where Mr. Nate Young is the dean of business school. The university president has asked all the faculty dean for cut cost whereas the total nine deans allocate funds to the individual schools. In this university operating funds comes from three sources; 1) Tuition fees (60%); 2) Goverments grants (25%) and 3) Gift and endowment income (15%). There are some fixed costs which cannot be avoided, like primarily the employments cost of tenured

  • Management Accounting Case Cmi Essay

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    van de human resources bij CMI aan te tonen? Sinds de zestiger jaren is er steeds meer interesse voor technieken zoals Human Resource Accounting (HRA) en meer recentelijk voor Intellectueel Kapitaal. HRA HRA behelst het identificeren en meten van data over human resources en het communiceren van deze informatie aan geïnteresseerde partijen (American Accounting Association, 1973). Hierbij worden medewerkers meegeteld, waarbij vaardigheden, kennis, talenten en gedrag een rol spelen, terwijl aandacht

  • Accounting Case Management Essay

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    pay   a   higher   price   to   get   published   services?   Do   traditional  costing  and  activity-­‐based  costing  lead  to  the  same  conclusions?     Source:  Managerial  Accounting,  Sixth  Edition,  Al  L.  Hartgraves,  Wayne  J.  Morse,  Cambridge  Business  Publishers,  2012.    

  • Accounting Essay

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    California State University Fullerton Steven G. Mihaylo College of Business & Economics Course Syllabus Financial Accounting ACCT510 SPRING 2014 Class meetings Acct 510 Classroom: SGMH-1307 |Class time and venue |: |Mon 4:00pm-6:45pm | |Instructor |: |Jidong Zhang Ph.D

  • Accounting Essay

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    Onoriode Emekeme Chapter4 [pic]Case 4-7 A:  Financial reporting requirements should not affect management's decision making process. Financial reporting shouldn't propose any sort of stance towards business decisions. Financial reporting should designate economic activity accurately without attempting to influence a decision in a particular direction. According to SFAC No. 5, financial reports should be reliable, relevant, and not concerned with the effect accounting standards may have on a particular

  • Financial Accounting Case Essay

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    McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management Introduction to Financial Accounting MGCR 211-All Sections Fall 2013 SECTION (DAY & TIME): T/H 4.05-5.30 Due Date: Refer to your Outline as the due date is indicated there. Instructions:  There are 2 questions on 9 pages total including the cover page.  Answers must be submitted in typewritten form and in TEAMS. No assignment completed by a single individual will be accepted. This will be enforced. See your course lecturer

  • Accounting Essay

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    Can See It! Pages 170-174 Unit 17: If It's to Be, It's Up to Me, pages 181-183 Accounting and Financial Management and Product Development and Marketing This week, we're going to be focusing on accounting and financial management. This particular topic often gives students problems, so please pay close attention this week. By the end of the week, you should be able to describe the differences between accounting and financial management. In addition, you should be able to explain how the major

  • Accounting Essay

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    leading and controlling. On the same day, we segregated evenly assignment questions among us in order to avoid ‘free rider’ and also to apply our skills and knowledge we gain in management accounting course we learned. Basically, the task given to us is about consideration in building an effective management accounting functions in a company. In preparing group assignment we need to get to know each other better and have to make sure how to have contact with each other in sharing information gathered

  • Accounting Case Study

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    The attached Balance Sheet gives your firm's position at the beginning of 2013. During 2013, your firm has the following transactions: A. Your firm has total sales for the year of $811,504. Included in the total sales figure are $446,327 sales on credit. During the year, the firm received $398,495 of payments on account. Customers returned $24,756 for refunds during the year. B. Your firm purchases $481,622 of additional inventory on account during the year. The purchases are charged

  • Accounting Essay

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    Accounting Financial and Managerial Accounting MET AC630 Boston University/ Met College Administrative Sciences McGraw-Hill/Irwin abc McGraw−Hill Primis ISBN: 0−390−30185−X Text: Accounting: Text and Cases, Tenth Edition Anthony−Hawkins−Merchant This book was printed on recycled paper. Accounting http://www.mhhe.com/primis/online/ Copyright ©2001 by The McGraw−Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Except as permitted under the United

  • Accounting Essay

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    that should be show and taken seriously. But bad accounting habits seem to be cropping up everywhere these days. New information surfaces almost daily about Enron, Adelphia, WorldCom, ImClone and other companies accused of fraud or cooking the books. A good example of this is a business by the name of Enron Corporation. This financial scandal involved their accounting firm and what happened was that there was an involvement of irregular accounting procedures and caused Enron to go bankrupt. You may

  • Accounting Essay

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    accounting exampleAccounting chapter 3 Accrual Accounting & Income Accounting can be case either on Accrual accounting | Cash basis accounting | * Records the impact of a business transaction as it occurs * When the business performs a service, makes a sale, or incurs an expense, the cash accountant records the transaction even if it receives or pays no cash | * Records only cash transactions , cash receipts and cash payments * Cash receipts are treated as revenues *

  • Accounting 493 Case Study Memorandum

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    Accounting 493 Case Study Memorandum To: Professor Siyi Li From: Date: September 4, 2013 Subject: Analysis of the transition from GAAP to IFRS in the U.S. This memo’s purpose is to determine the costs and benefits of the transition from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the United States. This memo targets the costs and benefits of the transition in three disciplines of accounting: Investors, U.S. public companies

  • Accounting Case Study

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    Case Study 3 by Chirag Patel All businesses from small to large needs human resources and payroll services and depending on the size of the business this is something that’s done in-house or its outsourced. Typically small businesses will try to handle these very important jobs in-house due to the size of the company and to cut unnecessary costs. For larger companies that have a larger payroll processing will have to outsource the service and it goes for human resource management. You can take

  • Accounting Essay

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    Topic 1: Accounting Environment Definition of Accounting The process of designing and operating and information system for collecting, measuring and recording an enterprise’s transactions, and summarizing and communicating the results of these transactions to users to facilitate making financial/economic decisions Identify » Measure » Classify » Record } bookkeeping Analyze, interpret, summary, record } communicating Accounting As a Business Language ~ To buy or lease ~ To invest

  • Cost Accounting Wilkerson Case Essay

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    Wilkerson Company HBS Case Analysis I. Competitive Situation of the Wilkerson Company’s Product Lines The Wilkerson Company is experiencing a gloomy financial performance as indicated by the recent dip in the corporation’s overall profits. The company primarily produces valves, pumps, and flow controllers. Each of the three products are encountering varying competitive situations, however, the pumps are weathering the most dire situation in terms of financial performance and has been

  • Accounting Essay

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    1996) 参考:Lawrence D. Brown, 1996, “Influential Accounting Articles, Individuals, Ph. D Granting Institutions and Faculties; A Citational Analysis”, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol.21, NO.7/8, P726-728 0. Watts R.L., Zimmerman J., 1978, “Towards a Positive Theory of the Determination of Accounting Standards”, The Accounting Review, pp. 112-134 1. Healy P.M, 1985, “The Effect of Bonus Schemes on Accounting Decisions”, Journal of Accounting and Economics, April, 85-107 2. Hopwood

  • Accounting Essay

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    July 2013 ACCOUNTING DOCTORAL PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA INTRODUCTION Welcome to the University of Arizona Accounting Doctoral Program! Our goal is to prepare you to excel as an accounting researcher/educator. Graduates have been placed at excellent universities including BYU, Chicago, Florida, Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Rice, Rochester, Southern California, Texas at Austin, and Wisconsin. Our expectation is that, as you near completion of the

  • Accounting Case Study

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    • Start with an executive summary (100 words) Superior Valve, a division of Able Corporation is a manufacturer of valves, with three separate divisions: Hydro-Con, Pneu-trol, and Made to Order (MTO). Superior’s most profitable division is Hydro-Con, its least, MTO. Superior presently seeks to elevate their profitability to match that of the other divisions of Able. Superior is headed by General Manager Jerry Conrad. Frances Kardell is the Division Controller. Todd Talbot, the Group Controller

  • Accounting Essay

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    fundamental courses like financial accounting. It is only when students have a firm grasp of concepts like the accounting cycle that there is a base on which to stand, a strong foundation on which to grow. In this edition, as before, the authors have revised the text with a keen eye toward the principle of helping students establish the foundation they will need for future success in business. Through the addition of a new chapter called Global Business and Accounting, as well as extensive coverage of

  • Accounting Case Essay

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    Rosella is the senior in charge of the current-year audit of Harrier Limited, a company that designs and manufactures highly sophisticated machines used to make precision plastic parts and instruments. The machines have a high dollar value (ranging from $500,000 to over $1,000,000) and there is a long lead time between receiving a customer’s order and specifications, designing the machine, building it, and testing it. Because of these business factors, sales do not tend to follow a regular pattern

  • Accounting Essay

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    Accounting classification and the international harmonisation debate: a reply to a comment Anne d'Arcy[pic], [pic] Deutsche Bank AG, Taunusanlage 12, D-60325, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Available online 26 November 2003. Abstract In this issue of this journal, Christopher Nobes comments on my classification of accounting systems [Accounting Organizations and Society (2001) 26, 327]. He concludes that the classification is unsound because the nature of the data made them unsuitable and they

  • Accounting Essay

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    systems with evolving engineering, and as the innovative changes, the accounting information system obliges changes additionally. The change in accounting system has developed with the progression of time due to the regulations and the innovation. The regulation changes the schema of the accounting principles, while the engineering changes the courses in which the accounting information is launched, kept up, and put away. The accounting information might be put away both physically and on the automated

  • Accounting Essay

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    Management Accounting Systems Executive Summary The company's profits are falling and there is a build-up of inventory within the production process. This report considers three management systems which could rectify the situation. Considering theory of constraints, just in time and programme evaluation and review technique, the report recommends that more information regarding the cause of the problems is undertaken, and a suitable programme of revaluation of the business processes is undertaken

  • Accounting Essay

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    Running head: Accounting Cycle The Accounting Cycle Jasmine A. Mills AC114: Accounting I Jaclyn Felder-Strauss The Accounting Cycle Maintaining a set of accounting records is not an option for anyone with a company or whoever goes thought financial audits. These accounting records are done though-out what it is called an accounting cycle. An accounting cycle is a set of procedures to record transactions and prepares financial statements (Weygandt, Kimmel, & Kieso, 2013). This is also

  • Case Study on Hr Accounting

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    A CASE STUDY ON HUMAN RESOURCE ACCOUNTING IN INFOSYS In the financial year 1995-96, Infosys Technologies (Infosys) became the first software company to value its human resources in India. The company used the Lev & Schwartz Model and valued its human resources assets at Rs 1.86 billion. Infosys had always given utmost importance to the role of employees in contributing to the company's success. Analysts felt that human resources accounting (HRA) was a step further in Infosys' focus on its

  • Accounting Essay

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    Financial Reporting CHAPTER 24 · 24–1 PRESENTATION AND DISCLOSURE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING This IFRS Supplement provides expanded discussions of accounting guidance under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the topics in Intermediate Accounting. The discussions are organized according to the chapters in Intermediate Accounting (13th or 14th Editions) and therefore can be used to supplement the U.S. GAAP requirements as presented in the textbook. Assignment material is provided

  • Accounting Essay

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    are cash, securities, accounts receivable, inventory, office equipment, real estate, a car, and other property. On a balance sheet, assets are equal to the sum of     liabilities, common stock, preferred stock, and retained earnings. From an accounting perspective, assets are divided into the following categories:     current assets (cash and other liquid items), long-term assets (real estate, plant, equipment), prepaid and deferred assets (expenditures for future costs such as insurance

  • Accounting Essay

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    Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less Note: This text is intended to be a high-level introduction to accounting/bookkeeping. The author will make his best effort to keep the information current and accurate; however, given the ever-changing nature of industry regulations, no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the information contained within. Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less Mike Piper, CPA Copyright © 2013

  • Accounting Case Analysis

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    Analysis: In the following case, WH reported “significant findings” in their research in Engines Division and capitalized $45M research costs with a belief that the costs will generate future economic benefits. In order to determine whether such costs should be capitalized or expensed, the company should follow GAAP set by IASB for public companies on intangible assets. Under IAS 38 Intangible Assets, GAAP stated that a company should ONLY recognize costs as internally generated intangible assets