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Wiley GAAP for Governments 2011: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments

ISBN: 978-1-118-07606-4
583 pages
February 2011
Wiley GAAP for Governments 2011: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments (1118076060) cover image
The most practical, authoritative guide to governmental GAAP

Wiley GAAP for Governments 2011 is a comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments as well as other governmental entities. Designed with the needs of the user in mind, a "New Developments" chapter offers the important developments in governmental GAAP during the past year.

  • Full coverage of authoritative accounting standards
  • Extremely useful and user-friendly examples, illustrations, and helpful practice hints
  • A comprehensive guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by state and local governments as well as other governmental entities
  • Provides a look ahead to the status of current and future Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards and projects
  • Offers information on the very latest in standard-setting activities
  • Also by Warren Ruppel: Governmental Accounting Made Easy

Wiley GAAP for Governments 2011 is a thorough, reliable reference financial professionals will consistently keep on their desks rather than on their bookshelves.

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Preface.

About the Author.

1 New Developments.

2 History and Theory Underlying Governmental Accounting.

3 Fund Accounting Fundamentals.

4 General Fund and Special Revenue Funds.

5 Capital Projects Funds.

6 Debt Service Funds.

7 Proprietary Funds.

8 Fiduciary Funds.

9 Financial Statements Prepared by Governments.

10 The Importance of Budgets to Governments.

11 Definition of the Reporting Entity.

12 Cash and Investments—Valuation and Disclosures.

13 Derivative Instruments.

14 Capital Assets.

15 Debt and Other Obligations.

16 Landfill Closure and Postclosure Care Costs.

17 Postemployment Benefits—Pension and Other.

18 Compensated Absences.

19 Accounting for Leases.

20 Nonexchange Transactions.

21 Risk Financing and Insurance-Related Activities/Public Entity Risk Pools.

22 Pension and OPEB Plan Financial Statements.

23 Educational and Other Governmental Entities.

Appendix: Disclosure Checklist.

Index.

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