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  Good (economics and accounting) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A good is an object whose consumption increases the utility of the consumer.
Goods are usually modeled as having decreasing marginal utility.
In economics a bad is the opposite of a good.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Good_(accounting)   (484 words)

 Careers and Jobs in Accounting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time.
The largest, high-profile public accounting firms are known as the Bix Six and dominate the field of accounting.
The future of accounting is bright according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics which projects a 34 increase in job openings by the year 2005.
www.careers-in-business.com /accounti.htm   (1761 words)

 Public Accounting Needs Good Followers
Not only was this an embarrassment for the Bush administration, it may have significantly eroded his ability to accomplish his other policy goals for the balance of his term, regardless of their merit.
Managers and seniors in public accounting need to develop the ability to question in an appropriate manner at an appropriate level at an appropriate time, so they can do that as firm partners.
It is good business for seniors, managers, and partners to critically assess and, at times, constructively disagree with firm policy and strategy.
www.nysscpa.org /cpajournal/2006/106/perspectives/p6.htm   (1586 words)

 Builder's Guide to Accounting Revised  - Preview
It's not hard to balance a bank account, although many builders think it is. The secret of breezing through a bank account is having a good money-handling method and understanding exactly how your method works.
It is generally a good idea to let your accountant handle these entries, as well as the actual general ledger recordings of all your financial activities.
A good chart of accounts is descriptive enough to keep these figures separate from each other and yet supply important overall information necessary for reports.
www.electrical-contractor.net /The_Store/Cr/CRBuildersAccounting_Preview.htm   (7480 words)

 Accounting Services in Louisiana - Call 800-259-4213
Accounting services are implemented and utilized in order to assist the business owner to have more reliable control over their assets.
A method of recording and reporting accounting functions is essential for the business owner to assess his or her business's progress, to analyze sales strategies, to manage cash flows and a host of other necessary managerial decisions imperative for the success of his or her business.
Having a good accounting system is absolutely necessary for a business to become successful.
www.alldaycpa.com /accounting-services.asp   (2409 words)

 Great to Good- Activity Based Management Article by Tom Pryor
It is a study of 28 good companies that became great as measured by their outperforming the stock market by at least seven times over a 15-year period.
Good accounting departments take whatever time is necessary to develop trust, usefulness and dependability amongst its customers.
Webster's defines good as "honorable, as it should be, excellent, better than average, dependable, enjoyable, ample, and morally sound." David Batsone comments in his new book, Saving the Corporate Soul and Who Knows, Maybe Your Own, "How companies book their sales has never mattered so much to investors.
www.icms.net /great_to_good.htm   (1503 words)

 RecWizard - the only account reconciliation and analysis tool for all your general ledger accounts.
Not reconciling your accounts completely on a regular basis can leave your accounting records susceptible to misstatements and errors that can be embarrassing, or even worse, fraudulent.
Having accurate and timely account reconciliations is an important part of correct accounting and good internal controls.
Not only is this important for good accounting, you and your auditors have to attest to the existence of those controls in SEC filings.
www.account-reconciliations.com   (602 words)

 Features and Advantages of the Pretty Good Accounting System
General Ledger accounts from the chart of accounts may be referenced by a name code up to 8 characters, an order code up to 8 characters or by any part of the account description.
GL accounts also have a type code which can be used for ordering and depth reporting on GL reports.
The aged accounts report can be filtered by vendor category and can be sorted either alphabetically or by amount owed or by amount owed and unpaid at any month back from 1 to 9.
www.webcom.com /~duane/acct2.html   (1952 words)

 Good accounting makes good sense
Special methods of accounting can be used for certain types of income and expenses, as well as hybrid or combination methods that use elements of both cash and accrual accounting methods.
Businesses that voluntarily change their method of accounting with the IRS’s permission and those that are compelled by the IRS to make a change because the method used does not clearly reflect their business income must make certain adjustments to income in the year of that change.
Using an acceptable accounting method on a consistent basis will not only reduce the chance of a confrontation with the IRS, it can also help a chiropractor better manage his or her chiropractic practice.
www.chiroeco.com /article/2004/issue6/6finance3.html   (984 words)

Goods and services received in exchange for stock options result in a cost and should be recognized as such in the financial statements.
To many, the accounting for stock-based compensation is an example of less than transparent accounting, by omitting from financial statements an important cost of business.
As we teach students of accounting, such reporting is biased – it may be in the interests of managers of some companies but it does not well serve financial reporting or our capital markets.
www.bus.wisc.edu /update/december04/stockoptions.asp   (1584 words)

 Bean Counter-Recommended Text Books
Good definitions, as well as numerous examples at the end of each chapter.
The authors adapt their proven approach to accounting's evolving role in business and use the preparation of financial statements as the framework for understanding what accounting is all about.
Accounting provides a solid foundation of accounting concepts with unique features to show how users can use accounting to understand business.
www.dwmbeancounter.com /books.html   (569 words)

 Good - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Good (economics and accounting), a useful object or service
Good (Morphine album), the 1992 album by the American band Morphine
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Good   (112 words)

 Recent accounting developments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The good news is that this consensus does not prescribe an objective test to determine whether an impairment is other-than-temporary.
Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, is a new 880-page book available for purchase from FASB.
Loan participations are being considered by FASB as part of a project to amend certain provisions of Statement 140.
www.rsmmcgladrey.com /publications/BankNotes/bn_0604_accountingdev.html   (755 words)

 A Few Good Accounting Packages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
While these aren't the only good accounting packages out there, they have worked well for the consultants we talked to, and could be a good fit for your organization, too.
Most accounting packages allow you to create new reports (such as a cash-flow summary or Form 990 information) at a touch of a button.
Some felt that the basics of accounting are the same regardless of the sector, and that it was best to go with the more widely used general accounting packages.
www.techsoup.org /howto/articles/software/page4495.cfm?rss=1   (1759 words)

 Heald College Accounting Program - Associate Degree Education and Career Placement
Accounting is the perfect program for people who like to work with numbers.
Since today's accounting professionals play a pivotal role in a company's performance, people with a background in accounting are in demand.
In smaller organizations, the accounting staff handles all aspects of financial management, whereas accounting professionals in larger offices are more specialized.
www.heald.edu /programs/accounting.htm   (358 words)

 Neuventure Accounting Firm
Fall Semester Interviews: Fall accounting Firms semester recruitment dates generally will be scheduled the last week of September and the second week of October.
Firms are permitted to make offers anytime to accounting Firms students who have already completed an internship with their Firms.
Winter interns will have up to four weeks after the completion of their internship accounting Firms before they are pressured by the accounting Firms Firms to make a decision.
www.neuventure.com.cn   (389 words)

 Accounting for the Environment
The Institute of Management Accounting can be contacted through Jay Davis at (814) 849-7386 or e-mail at parrothead@atcs online.net.
Environmental Accounting is the neo-traditional accounting system by which businesses can reduce costs by analyzing expenditures in the production process.
By using environmental accounting techniques, companies determine where to adjust production or substitute materials to maximize environmental cost savings, which in turn simplifies compliance with environmental regulations.
www.dep.state.pa.us /dep/deputate/pollprev/P2_Features/Annual_Report_1998/accounting.htm   (351 words)

 Are Accounting Scandals Good for the Economy? - Center for American Progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The intent of fraudulent accounting may have been more direct at Enron, but in the final tally, all the court cases, lawyers' fees, housing criminals, media frenzy, and payouts continue to be counted as positive gains by the accounting standards of GDP.
However, before we become too hopeful based on one-sided accounting, it is important to consider what is really going on in the economy.
Admittedly, the GPI cannot accurately reflect everything of value in an economy - or life, for that matter.  Still, the GPI highlights an important message: the quality of economic development is at least as important as the quantity of economic growth as measured by GDP.
www.americanprogress.org /site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=37091   (1256 words)

 Accounting.Com: Job Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The job market is not good now so even if the residence here with the same education find difficulti to find a job.
Its not required to get a masters in accounting for an entry level accounting job but is highly recommended for good accounting job especially in big FOUR.
I agreee with Angela that people with Accounting experience are most in demand but I also think that employers are also looking for graduates with accounting degree with no or very little accounting experience.
www.accounting.com /forum2/forum_posts.asp?TID=1703&PN=1&TPN=1   (1191 words)

 Good accounting doesn't cost... it pays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
One of the primary reasons for failure is penalties and interest charges levied by the IRS and the State for late or non-payment of taxes, or for not setting up the business properly.
Jackson Accounting has the experience to get your new business started right, and can assist you with the "mountain" of paperwork that will soon follow.
Let Jackson Accounting be your Accounting and Bookkeeping Department, so you can concentrate on running your business.
www.jacksonaccounting.com   (105 words)

 Accounting.Com: Newbie Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
If the Big 4 accounting firms go there, you know they have a good accounting program.
This is a private college so i was wondering if their are any positives or negatives as far as geting a job.
I don't know if ucr's good for accounting because they really don't have an accounting bachelor or a concentration in their business admin program.
www.accounting.com /forum2/forum_posts.asp?TID=2759&PN=1&get=last   (1110 words)

 FASB stock compensation proposal makes good accounting sense. | Human Resources > Employee Benefits from ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This represents a significant change from current accounting rules: at present, there is no charge for a grant of stock options with an exercise price that equals or exceeds the stock price at date of grant.
Since cash flow would not be affected by the proposed accounting rules, there should be no change in how the securities industry values a company.
This view is supported by the fact that most of the information regarding the cash flow impact of stock option grants is already disclosed--in the footnotes to the financial statements, in the earnings-per-share dilution computation, and in annual proxy statements.
www.allbusiness.com /periodicals/article/445117-1.html   (645 words)

 Finding a good accounting needn't be taxing - Max Newnham - www.theage.com.au
The hourly rate charged will differ within an accounting practice, depending on who is doing the work, and will differ between accounting practices.
Within accounting firms, the hourly rate charged depends on the level of qualification and the years of experience of the person doing the work.
For example, an accounting firm with beautiful offices in the city will in most cases charge their staff out at higher rates than a firm operating from a modest office in the outer suburbs.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/10/28/1098667908952.html   (844 words)

 Accounting Fraud
Accounting scandals are more often settled with the SEC or actions filed by the agency now.
This is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek account by Wharton and Harvard MBAs who thought they were starting out as stock brokers for $200,000 a year until they realized that they were on the phones in a bucket shop selling sleazy IPOs to unsuspecting institutional investors who in turn passed them along to widows and orphans.
According to the state chief minister's account given two years later, the phase-one $910 million 695 MW plant was to run on imported distillate oil till liquefied natural gas became available.
www.trinity.edu /rjensen/FraudEnron.htm   (12688 words)

 Idealware: A Few Good Accounting Packages
Our A Few Good Tools series provides some thoughts in the meantime by recommending software that is used and liked by the Idealware community.
The market leader in entry-level accounting software, QuickBooks starts at around $100 for the most basic version and costs about $400 for a multi-user version with more features.
If no one at your organization has accounting expertise, you may need to ask an outside expert to help with this.
www.idealware.org /articles/fgt_accounting.php   (1718 words)

 Rick Telberg's Insider: Is Good Accounting Rocket Science?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
July 28, 2000 (SmartPros) Don't let anyone ever tell you that accounting mistakes don't matter, that paper losses aren't real, that paper profits are, or that sound accounting principles don't matter.
According to the Justice Department report, KPMG and the law firm of White and Case both "played roles in several pivotal transactions involving the misrepresentation by Parretti and Fiorini of how much debt they owed Crédit Lyonnais," which would have had a material affect on the deal.
They say that good accounting isn't as complicated as rocket science.
accounting.pro2net.com /x15823.xml   (818 words)

 Diploma of Accounting | The Good Guides
Core: Communicate in the workplace; Use technology in the workplace; Apply health and safety practices in the workplace; Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry.
Prerequisite: Prepare and bank receipts; Process journal entries; Set up and operate a computerised accounting system; Prepare financial reports; Maintain financial records.
Students satisfactorily completing the first year of this course at this institute campus, may be able to continue to the second year of the course at the same institute to complete the Advanced Diploma.
www.thegoodguides.com.au /ggcontent/course/id/30037/provider/8   (224 words)

 SSRN-Accounting for Good News and Accounting for Bad News: Some Empirical Evidence from the Czech Republic by Irena ...
This paper is motivated by the links that continue to be forged between security pricing and accounting, building on recent findings that firms tend to be asymmetrically conservative in the timeliness of earnings recognition.
This article investigates whether the Czech market exhibits conformity with the behaviour that has been documented elsewhere by examining the earnings/returns relationship, focusing to begin with on the impact of losses on earnings response coefficients and then considering the asymmetric timeliness of income recognition in the Czech market.
In conclusion, if changes in market prices signal good news and bad news about future risky outcomes, there is no evidence of asymmetry in the Czech market in accounting for such risks.
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=804044   (437 words)

 Will FASB Ever Issue Good Lease Accounting Principles?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The board issued Statement No. 13 on lease accounting in November 1976.
The FASB should forget all of the minutia dealing with implicit interest rates versus incremental borrowing rates, residual values, contingencies, and all of the other garbage discussed in Statement No. 13 and its myriad amendments and interpretations.
In fact, this is such an obvious improvement to the pitiful existing standards that FASB should forget its due process and just issue the new statement today.
accounting.smartpros.com /x53201.xml   (561 words)

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