Bookmarks

BY MICHAEL HAYES

Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting:
A User-Oriented Approach

By Paul Rosenfield, CPA
562 pages; hardcover
Routledge; New York, N.Y.; 2006

Business Fairy Tales: Grim Realities of
Fictitious Financial Reporting
By Cecil W. Jackson, CPA
282 pages; hardcover
Thomson; Mason, Ohio; 2006

Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting: A User-Oriented Approach by Paul Rosenfield, former director of the AICPA accounting standards division, and Business Fairy Tales: Grim Realities of Fictitious Financial Reporting by Cecil W. Jackson, a University of Southern California accounting professor, examine ethics and accountability in contemporary business reporting. Using very different approaches—the first is an accounting history textbook, the second a mass-market history of recent events—both CPA authors look at issues underlying a parade of financial reporting scandals and offer tools for refining critical thinking. They are voices in the dialogue of setting things right, and their concern is a measure of how deeply the financial world has been wrenched in recent years.

—Michael Hayes

SURVEY SAVVY

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.