This best-selling dictionary includes more than 3,800 entries covering all aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, corporate finance, and accounting bodies and institutions. Its international coverage includes important terms from UK, US, Australia, India, and Asia-Pacific. Over 150 new entries have been added to this edition to reflect the very latest developments in the accounting profession, e.g. Accounting Coucil, European Financial Stability Mechanism, and General Anti-Abuse Rule. In addition, existing entries have been updated to cover the latest developments, most notably the Financial Reporting Standard Applicable in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, which sets out new rules in areas such as goodwill, hedge accounting, and fair value accounting. There is increased coverage of topics such as corporate governance, accounting ethics, accounting scandals, and major firms and professional bodies. With its authoritative and accessible definitions and its wide-ranging coverage, this dictionary is essential for students and professionals in accounting and finance. It is also an ideal source of reference for anyone seeking a clear guide to the often-confusing world of accountancy terms.
This authoritative dictionary will be invaluable to a range of students and professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. Over 3,500 entries provide comprehensive coverage of financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, direct taxation, indirect taxation, auditing, corporate finance, and accounting bodies and institutions. Coverage is international, and includes important terms from US accounting. Substantially updated and expanded, this new edition includes a wealth of invaluable added features including worked examples of difficult concepts, web links, and expanded feature entries on key topics. Clear, accessible entries give straightforward definitions of the latest financial jargon, making this a valuable guide to the often-confusing world of accountancy terms.
The vocabulary used in the accounting and auditing professions is continually expanding and becoming more complex. This dictionary presents around 10,000 concise entries defining words and phrases currently in use in these fields in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Included are some slang terms as well as technical jargon. Related entries are cro
The dictionary has a total wordlist of about 4000 main words with subsidiary words and expressions derived from them. All the words and expressions are defined in simple terms and examples are given of how each word is used in context. The vocabulary covers a wide range of topics related to accountancy, including personal finances, investments and company accounts. The definitions are given in simple English, using only about 500 words in addition to the words already listed in the dictionary. Encyclopaedic comments are given throughout the text to expand on the definitions.
With over 5,500—including 150 new—accessible entries, this sixth edition of the bestselling Dictionary of Finance and Banking has been fully revised and updated to take into account the ever-developing financial landscape of the last five years. This comprehensive A-Z defines terms from all aspects of personal and international finance, including money markets, private investments and borrowing, central banking, foreign exchanges, monetary policy, and public and government finance. Now with expanded international coverage to reflect the on-going globalization of financial markets and the growing importance of development finance, with new entries such as village banking, Islamic Development Bank, and M-Pesa. Quick links for additional online resources relating to the field can also be found on the companion website to expand reading and delve deeper into the world of finance and banking. With clear and accessible definitions, this jargon-free dictionary is a companion volume to the other financial titles in this bestselling series (A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Accounting, and A Dictionary of Economics), and provides accurate and valuable information for students, practitioners, private investors, and readers of the financial pages alike.
This second edition of the Penguin Dictionary of Accounting is a completely up-to-date work of reference essential for anyone interested in accounting, whether student, businessperson, investor, preparer of financial statements or an accounts manager. Thousands of succinctly written articles cover every aspect of accounting, from finance to law via tax, auditions and management accounting - and includes comprehensive coverage of the terms used in International Accounting Standards.