Academic Papers on Personal Finance

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Careers As Accountants

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page essay that explores several aspects of accounting and auditing as careers. Included is information pertaining to: education and training needed; types of accounting fields; job responsibilities; job outlook; and average salaries. Bibliography lists 4 source.

A 5 page paper that discusses the topic of Hunt's book. This paper provides an overview of basic cost accounting structures and considers the importance of cost accounting as it relates to corporate decision-making processes.

A 5 page review of H. Thomas Johnson's book that explains the historical significance of managerial business practices and the impact that accounting managment has had only company development. This book is divided into three distinct sections; the first deals with the history and problems inherent in accounting managment, the second ...

A 10 page paper that gives a systematic approach to preparing an individual income tax return. This paper divides the task into 4 specific and necessary areas: 1. preparing for the task, 2. the organization of information 3. studying the tax booklets 4. the actual task. The paper presents ...

A 7 page paper focusing on some of the considerations necessary for a productive corporate reorganization as seen from an accountant's viewpoint. Some of the terms addressed are: valuation (extensively), assumption of liabilities, net operating loss carryovers, capital loss carryovers and tax planning consideration. The writer presents Hallmark's tax-savings ...

Ethics In Auditing

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper discussing ethical issues surrounding the operation of auditors when they are truly independent of their clients and some of the problems that can arise when they are not. Every organization wants to present the most advantageous picture of itself possible, and there are legitimate ways to accomplish that. The outside auditor ...

A 5 page paper arguing against the premises presented in a paper decrying what the author sees as "social ambivalence" in auditing firm billing practices connected with auditing activities. The author charges that respected accounting firms uses their audit function to operate as a "loss leader" to attract clients, with the intention of later raising ...

This 5 page paper addresses the issues of fraud and independence in the auditing realm. New standards for fraud are included and solutions fro the dilemma of independence are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 9 page paper discussing the degree to which auditors can maintain the independence necessary to ensure the integrity of audited financials. Though most auditors will argue that they are truly independent of their clients, practice indicates that they are only as independent as they determine to be and still retain their clients. As integration ...

This 13 page paper discusses the practice of internal auditing and the ability of such a program to detect fraud within an organization. The writer discusses how the internal auditor should participate in the deterrence, detection, investigation and reporting of fraud. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

The AICPA provides standards for independence and fraud for public auditors (CPAs). This 5 page paper evaluates the current standards as they relate to public auditing and defines the changes that have occurred in the last two years. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper discussing the effects of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 on auditing activities. Following congressional hearings on the abuses of the Internal Revenue Service directed toward taxpayers over the past recent years and under the influence of the lowest federal budget deficit in thirty years, a measure of tax reform was ...

The Benefits of Audits

  • 8 page paper

This 8 page paper provides support for the premise that audited financial statements are a necessity for the capital market to be efficient. Several areas are discussed and recommendations are made concerning financial auditing in both a corporate and government environment. Bibliography lists 5 sources

The issue is discussed in a 9 page paper that includes two charts. Three particular sub-issues highlighted include : IAS rules as theu concerns retirement benefits, cash flow reporting and investments. The role of the International Accounting Standards Committee in deriving standards is discussed as well as implications for businesses. Some reasons as to why ...

Environmental Accounting

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page paper in which the writer examines the increasingly necessity for effective environmental accounting in light of changing policies in support of environmental accountability. As the national trend moves towards "green accounting," many companies, especially high impact firms in the oil industry, have had to concentrate greater efforts towards their processes of envirnomental ...

Forensic Accounting

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing forensic accounting, what it is, why there is a need for forensic accountants, what they are trained to do, how they go about it, as well as salary ranges. Also cites two different cases of criminals brought to justice by forensic accountants. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

FASB & New Regulations

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page paper. The FASB is charged with formulating standards for accounting reporting, dictating the form and structure of the annual reports every public company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), superficially it would seem that there would be very little need for any change in form or even that form ...

This 22 page research paper is a comprehensive review of the SEC. Aspects covered include: legal framework of the SEC; laws the SEC administers, including the Security Act of 1933, the Security and Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and several other Acts and amendments through 1995; the reporting processes; and ...

A 5 page paper discussing the new issues in the income recognition procedures. The writer explains the current trends in income recognition procedures. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

SFAS 95 / Controversy

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page accounting paper targets this specific requirement of reporting cash flow as designated by the FASB. The importance of cash flow is discussed and illustrated in laymen's terms. The subject is also discussed in the context of businesses and their dislike for the FASB in general and the rule itself. Bibliography lists 5 ...

A 6 page paper discussing financial accounting theory. A brief discussion of standards, as well as interrelations between government and private institutions are also covered. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Financial Accounting

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page overview of financial accounting. Discusses balance sheets, taxing, auditing, etc; Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper discussing the accounting profession. The writer explains accounting principles and procedures. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page report discusses the best options available of these five possibilities for the investor with $100,000. The positive and negative aspects of each of the areas are discussed and overall recommendations presented. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Loan Approvals

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper provides an overview of what happens in the evaluation of a loan application. Ways to protect the interests of the lender are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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