I would like to thank my wonderful wife, Holly, and the greatest
group of children any father could be blessed with: Jonathan,
Amy, and Lauren. They were extremely understanding
during the process of writing this book.
I would also like to thank the team at AMACOM, especially
Ray O’Connell and Jim Bessent, who made the development
of this book painless.
Finally, I would like to thank you, the reader, for your interest
in financial accounting, without which this book would not