Value and Profit " An Introduction to Measurement in Financial Reporting "

por Whittington, Geoffrey
Value and Profit " An Introduction to Measurement in Financial Reporting "
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ISBN: 978-0-521-15588-5
Editorial: Cambridge University Press
Fecha de la edición: 2017
Edición Nº: 2
idioma: Ingles
Nº Pág.: 352


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Reseña: The measurement methods used in financial accounting affect our perception of the value and performance of businesses by determining the amount of reported profit or loss and the resources of the business. Thus, measurement affects shareholders and other stakeholders in the business. It has even been suggested that the world financial crisis of 2007-2010 was partly due to the mis-measurement of financial instruments. In this book, Geoffrey Whittington provides a unique survey of the theory and practice of measurement in financial accounts. It seeks to define and illustrate alternative methods, using simple numerical examples, and to analyse their theoretical properties. Also, it summarises extensive empirical evidence and the historical development of ideas and practice. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying financial accounting, as well as practitioners and policy-makers concerned with accounting standards. Provides a unique, rigorous framework, expressed algebraically, for defining competing systems, adding precision to the analysis on measurement in accounting Illustrates algebraic formula with simple numerical answers, adding intuitive understanding and making the argument accessible for a wide range of readers Sets the problem of measurement in the context of recent developments in accounting practice and research

1. An introduction to the measurement problem in financial accounting 2. Fundamentals 3. Historical cost accounting 4. Current value accounting 1 5. Inflation and the general price level 6. Current value systems 2: capital maintenance concepts and real terms accounting 7. Review Notes Bibliography Index.