Library resources for students studying accounting, finance and information systems.
Welcome to the Accounting, Finance and Information Systems Resource Guide. Here you will find links to resources that will be useful to you as a student enrolled in AFIS courses at EKU.
Value Creation in Management Accounting
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-05-31
Value creation is at the heart of an economic enterprise, defining its capability to serve customers and generate profits and growth. This fact has led to an ever-increasing set of tools and techniques that start with customers, focusing on serving their preferences from the very inception of a product until its disposal. And this data is required to implement a value creation approach that has its roots in the Management Accounting System (MAS). The resulting model is called the Value-based Cost Management System (VCMS). If you or any manager want to take the lessons you learned in product development, process management, and marketing, this book will help you extend this knowledge to your MAS. This book makes this transformation both logical and easy to implement, with a focus on the new types of information that can be garnered when the MAS is modified to fit the value creation approach. The authors of the book will provide, upon request, a simplified automated data collection template that will ease the implementation process
Recovering from the Global Financial Crisis
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-05-24
Why are some global financial crises more difficult to recover from and overcome than others? What steps are necessary in ensuring that financial stability and recovery is facilitated? And what kind of environment has the previous financial environment evolved to and what kind of financial products have contributed to greater vulnerability in the triggering of systemic risks? These are among some of the questions that this book addresses. In highlighting the role and importance of various actors in post-crises reforms as well as the huge impact of certain factors and products that are contributing in exacerbating the magnitude and speed of transmission of financial contagion, this book provides an insight into why global financial crises have become more complicated to address than was previously the case. Within this book, the author doesn’t merely identify and highlight the general root causes of global financial crises and the current issues, but gives each chapter recommendations and measures that contribute to the magnitude and severity of global financial crises.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2013-03-27
Revenue is the “top” line on the income statement and is the fundamental driver of business success. To understand all the complexities involved in recognizing revenue under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) you should primarily be concerned with two things: (a) the timing aspect (the when issue) and (b) the amount to be recorded (the how much issue). This book will provide just that—extensive guidance in assisting you with the appropriate answers and much more. This book is designed for you and all the organizational responsibility you carry for your company in order to deliver real profits. It’s a comprehensive yet readable examination of the existing rules of revenue recognition for corporate entities, and after reading the book, you’ll have a thorough understanding of how accountants measure and record revenue. This “skill-set” will prove invaluable in understanding the impact that your business decisions will have on the financial statements with an emphasis on the income statement and the statement of cash flows. (It will also have an executive-level overview of the proposed “IASB and FASB Standard: Revenue from Contracts with Customers.”)
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