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AccountingWEB has compiled a list (in no particular order) of new books on the site. Browse through this selection and see if you need to add any of these books to your library. Just click on the hyper-linked titles, or on the book images below to find out more today!

Accounting Handbook for Medical Practices, by Rhonda W. Sides, Michael A. Roberts

The authors, both accountants, one specializing in medical accounting, present physicians with an explanation of the proper processes of financial accounting and related issues that can be used to evaluate the cost efficiency of their medical practices. Includes specific examples and discussions for accounting methods and standards, financial analysis formulas, chart of accounts, cost analysis, tax issues, and internal controls for cash flow and practice assets. Numerous appendices provide sample policies, forms, plans, job descriptions, and other forms. Of likely interest to CPAs, accountants, physicians, physician practice management companies, hospital personnel, medical practice administrators, and management consultants.

Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business, by E. James Burton, Steven M. Bragg

Here is must reading for business owners, operators, managers, and advisors to clients who are starting a new small business or who want to refine the financial and accounting operations of their existing businesses. Filled with proven techniques and strategies, Accounting and Finance for Your Small Business guides you through the complex maze of critical business accounting and finance issues by providing detailed information and step-by-step procedures on how to track cash flows, conduct analyses, analyze key information, determine insurance requirements, compile tax liabilities, and much more.

The Auditor's Guide to Forensic Accounting, by Thomas W. Golden Steven Skalak, Mona Clayton

This books grooms a new generation of a rare and much-needed breed of auditor, the forensic accounting specialist, an expert in uncovering fraud. The auditor will find in this book the necessary practical aids, case examples, and skills for identifying situations that call for extended fraud detection procedures as well as how to address them.

Accounting for Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information for Decision-Making , by Paul M. Collier

Accounting for Managers explains how accounting information is used by non-financial managers. The book emphasizes the interpretation, rather than the construction, of accounting information and encourages a critical, rather than unthinking acceptance, of the underlying assumptions behind accounting. It links theory with practical examples and case studies drawn from real life business situations in service, retail and manufacturing industries.

Benchmarking Strategies: A Tool for Profit Improvement, by Rob Reider

Written by a leading benchmarking authority, Benchmarking Strategies is a state-of-the-art how-to manual for transforming your organization into a lean, optimally performing endurance runner-no matter what sort of shape your company is in now. In a practical, user-friendly format, Reider helps you identify just what sort of businesses your company is in (and not in), develop a set of benchmarks and basic business principles as part of a corporate strategic plan, identify areas or functions that need improvement, implement best practices in a companywide program of continuous improvement, and develop performance measures to chart genuine gains as a learning organization.

Ethics for CPAs: Meeting Expectations in Challenging Times , by Dan M. Guy, D. R. Carmichael, Linda A. Lach

Ethics for CPAs provides a valuable road map to this new landscape, instructing accounting professionals on how to abide by the new pronouncements and, if necessary, how to professionally respond to an investigation. Employing an information-mapping format, Ethics for CPAs separates information into small units based on purpose or function for the reader, rather than by topic, creating an accessible desk reference.

Ethics and the CPA: Building Trust and Value-Added Services , by Charles H. Calhoun, Mary Ellen Oliverio, Philip Wolitzer

Examining a firm's business records and practices has traditionally placed the accountant in the role of watchdog. And in a corporate world where ethical ambivalence can complicate even the most routine business decision, a trusted accountant can guide a company toward a revived sense of purpose, showing it how to live up to its own expressed ethical standards—leading the way to new business, increased profits, and cost savings. Ethics and the CPA details just how an accountant can assess a company's ethical health as part of a rigorous accounting regimen—and institute corrective measures.

Communication for Accountants: Strategies for Success, by M. Hirsch, R. Anderson, S. Gabriel

For years, practitioners have been sending a message that technical skills are not enough; accountants must be able to communicate effectively through both writing and speech. Studies have indicated that there is dissatisfaction with the communication skills of accountants. Asserting that accountants must be able to communicate effectively through both writing and speaking, this handbook provides advice on how to gain communication skills relevant for the various financial fields accountants operate within.

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