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Basic accounting competencies for librarians listed in this guide are directories for finding accountants, various certifications, accounting standards, and regulatory bodies, as well as recommended sources to learn more about accounting basics.
Accounting and tax questions are often related, and research of one area may include research in the other. Consult the BRASS Business Guide - Taxation guide for more information on that topic.
This highly regarded reference is relied on by a considerable part of the accounting profession in their day-to-day work. A single reference source that provides answers to all reasonable questions on accounting and financial reporting asked by accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other preparers and users of accounting information. The new edition reflects the new FASB Codification, and includes expanded coverage of fair value and guidance on developing fair value estimates, fraud risk, and healthcare.
Accountants' Handbook: Volume Two by D. R. Carmichael; Lynford Graham
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
This highly regarded reference is relied on by a considerable part of the accounting profession in their day-to-day work. This handbook is the first place accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other preparers and users of accounting information look to find answers to questions on accounting and financial reporting. The new edition will be updated to reflect the new FASB Codification, as well as including expanded coverage of fair value and guidance on developing fair value estimates, fraud risk, and healthcare.
Who and what are the Big 4?
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Offers auditing, consulting, financial advising, legal, risk and tax services
Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditor The BLS classifies accountants into four fields: public, management, government, and internal. The BLS site provides brief descriptions of each type, their associations and regulatory standards and their professional journals.
Free membership registration. Provides tax and accounting related news and editorial analysis. Includes a daily newswire, daily columns, and Podcasts of interviews with leaders in the accounting profession. After registering for a free membership, visitors can get daily and bi-weekly e-mail newsletters, access to the journal rankings such as Top 100 Firms, Top 100 People, Top 100 Products and other special reports. Includes online access to the contents of Accounting Today and CPA Wealth Provider. It also provides access to the archives.
Beginners new to accounting should check out
Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective by
Roger H. Hermanson, Georgia State University
James D. Edwards, University of Georgia and
Michael W. Maher, University of California at Davis
Rutgers Accounting Web has been the center of accounting research. It leads the field in research in the areas of Continuous Auditing, Enhanced Business Reporting, and are constantly seeking solutions to take advantage of the Real-Time Economy.