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Gallup Poll results released in 2005 showed that accountants are steadily regaining the public’s confidence. The profession’s positive rating of 45% was 14 percentage points higher than in 2004—an improvement greater than that of any other business sector—and nearly equal to its 47% rating in 2001, just before the accounting scandals.

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Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

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How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.