Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting: Theory and Practice (Charles T Horngren Series in Accounting)

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Appropriate for undergraduate Accounting courses, such as Governmental Accounting, Public Sector accounting, Government and Nonprofit Accounting, and Fund Accounting. Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting, Sixth Edition provides a better balance between theory and practice than other texts, with the most up-to-date coverage. It provides students with a thorough basis for understanding the logic for and nature of all of the funds and account groups of a government, with a unique approach that enables students to grasp the entire accounting and reporting framework for a government before focusing on specific individual fund types and account groups.

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About the Author:

Robert J. Freeman, Ph.D., CPA, is the Distinguished Professor of Accounting at Texas Tech University. He served on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board from 1990-2000 and was vice chairman during 1998-2000.

Prior to joining the Texas Tech faculty, he was on the faculties of The University of Alabama and Louisiana Tech University, and served as national director of the State "and Local Government Activities at Arthur Young & Company.

Dr. Freeman has contributed numerous articles to professional journals, including The Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Horizons, The Government Accountants Journal, Government Finance Review, The International Journal of Governmental Auditing, and The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management. He has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Accountancy, Research in Governmental Accounting, The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and The Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management.

Dr. Freeman received a bachelor of science degree from Louisiana Tech University and his masters of business administration and doctorate degrees from the University of Arkansas. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Accounting Association, Association of Government Accountants, and Government Finance Officers Association.

Craig D. Shoulders, Ph.D., CPA, is an associate professor of accounting at Virginia Tech. In 2001 he received the Cornelius E. Tierney/Ernst & Young Research Award from the Association of Government Accountants. In addition to coauthoring two textbooks, a CPA review manual, a number of journal articles, and several continuing professional education courses, Dr. Shoulders has served on GASB task forces and as an expert witness in major lawsuits. He has led continuing education seminars on governmental accounting and auditing across the country. The AICPA has recognized Dr. Shoulders with Outstanding Discussion Leader awards on two occasions. He is also a past-president of the Roanoke Area Chapter of the Virginia Society of CPAs.

Dr. Shoulders received a bachelor of science degree from Campbellsville College, a master of arts in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.

From the Back Cover:

  • NEW! Updated throughout for GASB Statement 34 and Related Pronouncements
    Now covers the most current standards through 2001.

  • NEW! Comprehensive Case
    A significant new feature of this edition is a comprehensive case covering the accounting activities and financial reports for a hypothetical city. This comprehensive case addresses many key issues in Chapters 4 through 15 and gives students a continuing experience in accounting for and reporting on the activities of a small government for an entire year.

  • NEW! Reordered and Revised Chapters 10-12 on Proprietary Funds and Fiduciary Funds

  • NEW! Updated Coverage of Financial Reporting Requirements, Financial Reports, and Derivation of Government-Wide Financial Statement Data (Chapters 13-15)

  • NEW! Revised/Updated Coverage of Not-for-Profit Organizations, Colleges and Universities, and Hospitals (Chapters 16-18)

  • NEW! PowerPoint Slides The seventh edition includes a comprehensive set of PowerPoint slides ready for classroom use.

  • NEW! Companion Web Site at www.prenhall.com/freeman
    The Web site contains downloadable supplements for students and faculty, hotlinks to useful Web sites, and periodic updates to testing materials and other instructor resources.

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