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Accounting Study GuideCovers a number of topics including: principles of accounting, introduction to financial accounting, intermediate and advanced accounting, financial statements, journal entries, accrual basis vs. cash basis accounting, accounting for leases, accounting for bonds payable, financial ratios, and annual reports.
Accounting Terminology GuideBroad overview of accounting terms commonly used by accountants and financial analysts, with 450+ alphabetically arranged entries include a brief definition (one to two sentences). Capitalized terms that appear within definitions are also defined, related terms are cross-referenced.
Accounting WebCollection of accounting news, information, tips, tools and resources related to the accounting profession
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)The AICPA is one of the leading professional association for CPAs in the United States. Resources on its website include career information, job postings, and assessment tools; articles, analyses, and online publications for practicing CPAs; and links to numerous accounting-related Internet documents and websites. View the Uniform CPA Exam page for an overview of the exam, tips for preparing for the test, and sample questions.
Accounting & Financial Women's AllianceFounded to assist women in accounting and finance in their careers and to increase their influence on the profession. The Educational Foundation promotes financial literacy and life skills through its programs and research. It awards scholarships for undergraduates and those taking certification exams: note that some of these are for members only. Members have access to an online membership directory and three publications.
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB)The board develops accounting standards and principles for the federal government and is recognized by the AICPA as the official agency enacting generally accepted accounting standards (GAAP) for federal entities. It develops and publishes Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Concepts (SFFAC), Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS), Interpretations, Technical Bulletins, and staff guidance documents. See the Listing of Documents.
Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)A private-sector organization charged with establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting, which are then used in the preparation of financial reports. Go to the Reference Library section for Statements, Interpretations, and Technical Bulletins.