Chapter 3 - Governmental operating statement accounts; budgetary accounting. After studying Chapter 3, you should be able to: Explain how operating expenses and revenues related to governmental activities are classified and reported in the government-wide financial statements; distinguish, in governmental funds, between revenues and other financing sources and between expenditures and other financing uses; explain how revenues and expenditures are classified in the General Fund;...
Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis. Accounting is used by a variety of organizations, from the federal government to
nonprofit organizations to small businesses to corporations. We will be
discussing accounting rules as they pertain to publicly traded companies.
When I set out to write this book, my topic was stock options.
Specifically, my intent was to explore the much debated issue of
expensing stock options. While that remains an essential theme of
this book, it is impossible to address stock options without looking
at the broader picture. Put another way, stock options are the trees;
executive compensation and effective corporate governance are the
A Anybody can call themselves an accountant,
but a recognised qualification
generally guarantees proper training,
experience and professional standards.
5 Most accountants work in-house for
companies or organisations in the
private, public or voluntary sectors.
Those employed by accountancy firms,
on the other hand, usually specialise in
\0 very specific areas, such as auditing,
taxation, insolvency or forensic accounting.
Naturally, each specialism has
different training requirements.
Broadly defined, Electronic Government (e-Government) is the use of ICT:
- to promote more efficient and effective government’s activities,
- to facilitate accessibility to government services,
- to allow greater public access to information, and
- to make government more accountable to citizens.
e-Government involves delivering services via the Internet, telephone,
electronic media, community centers (self-service
or facilitated by others), wireless devices or other communications systems
Early portions of this textbook dealt mostly with financial accounting. Financial accounting is
concerned with reporting to external parties such as owners, analysts, and creditors. These external
users rarely have access to the information that is internal to the organization, nor do they specify
the exact information that will be presented. Instead, they must rely on the general reports presented
by the company. Therefore, the reporting structure is well defined and standardized.
Much has been written about the economic and political problems of countries
that are in the process of changing from centrally planned systems to market
systems. Most studies have focused on the economic, legal, political and
sociological problems these economies have had to face during the transition
period. However, not much has been written about the dramatic changes that
have to be made to the accounting and financial system of a transition
economy. This book was written to help fill that gap....
Financial accounting provides information to decision makers who are external to the business.
Examples include present and future shareholders, present and future creditors, and government regulators.
Managerial accounting provides information to decision makers who are internal to the business.
This information is not published to people outside of the business
In our recent book, Free Cash Flow and Shareholder Yield: New Priorities
for the Global Investor (John Wiley & Sons, 2007), we offered a comprehensive
introduction to the opportunities and challenges inherent in today’s
equity markets. By looking beyond the many obfuscations of traditional
generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) accounting, we endeavored
to provide the informed investor with the tools necessary to navigate a
changing investment landscape.
It is in compliance with the earnest requests of colleagues and friends that I
have embarked on the task of editing a handbook of governmental accounting.
Practitioners in the private sector, public administrators, and students in colleges
and universities will find this handbook a useful reference. We hope our readers
from a diverse range of fields will use it to gain understanding and familiarity with
government accounting concepts.
In contemporary debates about democratic governance, the concept of
accountability is hard to avoid. At least from a European perspective, recent
innovations in political and administrative decision-making have multiplied
opportunities for citizens to hold to account those who exercise governmental
authority. Or so we are told. Whether busy modernizing constitutional
structures or realigning public services along market-led lines, our political
representatives have proclaimed a new era of open and responsive government.
The business organisation, its stakeholders and the external environment, business organisation structure, functions and governance, accouting and reporting systems, control and compliance,... as the main contents of the document paper F1 "Accountant in business - Study text 2016". Invite you to consult.
Independent, private-sector organization whose trustees appoint the
members, provide funds, and exercise general oversight of the
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Governmental
Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and their respective advisory
Official promulgations by the Financial Accounting Standards Board
and, if not superseded, part of generally accepted accounting principles.
This publication is the output of an Expert Group Meeting / capacity development
workshop organized by the Division for Public Administration and Development
Management (DPADM) of the Department of Economic and Social
Affairs (DESA) in partnership with the Board of Audit and Inspection (BAI) of the
Republic of Korea and the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA)
as part of the 6th Global Forum on Reinventing Government: Towards Participatory
and Transparent Governance.
When I first began discussing the concept of a book on governmental accounting
for nonaccountants, the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., asked a
good question: “Who would be interested in a book on governmental accounting
who is not an accountant?” The quick answers were obvious—bond underwriters
and investors, lawyers, elected officials, financial and other managers working in
government, labor unions, and so forth.
This volume provides an analytical framework and operational approaches needed for the implementation of results-based accountability. The volume makes a major contribution to the literature on public management and evaluation. Major subject areas covered in this book include: performance based accountability,
Sourcing’s Five Critical Governance Processes
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The phenomenon of judicialization is attracting increasing attention in socio-legal
studies. In a wide variety of countries and settings, courts and court-like processes
are playing an increasingly important role in politics and society. The causes of
this trend are complex, and not completely understood. Nor, we are quick to point
out, is the trend a universal one. Nevertheless, we believe the growing role of
courts is significant enough to warrant further examination.