acc541 | Graduate
Accounting Theory & Research
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Financial Reporting Conceptual Framework
- Discuss key components and the flow of information in an accounting information system.
- Evaluate disclosure requirements for financial reporting.
- Identify major accounting standard-setting bodies.
Inventory, Fixed, and Intangible Assets
- Describe the current practice and thought on inventory valuation.
- Explain the current practice and thought on tangible fixed assets.
- Clarify the current practice and thought on allocation of fixed asset cost.
- Summarize the current practice and thought on intangible assets.
Current and Long-Term Liabilities
- Explain the reporting requirements for contingencies.
- Analyze and properly present long-term debt.
- Account for the time value of money by solving present and future value problems.
Revenue Recognition and Accounting for Leases
- Recognize major revenue recognition issues.
- Apply appropriate steps in the process to recognize revenue.
- Apply the current practice and thought on classifying leases.
Accounting for Pensions and Derivatives
- Explain the concept of fair value measurement for derivative instruments and hedging activities.
- Differentiate the reporting requirements for defined contribution, defined benefit, and other postretirement benefit plans.
Financial Statements Analysis
- Evaluate information presented in the balance sheet.
- Apply the current practice and thought on accounting and reporting for stocks and dividends.
- Evaluate information presented in the statement of cash flows, recognizing special problems in preparing this financial statement.
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