Language : English
Published : 2016
Derivatives and Hedge Accounting
Derivatives & Hedge Accounting is written specially to help readers unravel the complexity of hedge accounting. The book addresses hedge accounting and two key international standards: IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (known as FRS 39 in Singapore) and the new IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (known as FRS 109 in Singapore) issued in November 2014.
Authors Ng Eng Juan et al. take a straight-forward step-by-step approach to deal with the complex topic in just three chapters:
Chapter 1 Accounting for Derivatives discusses the nature, valuation and accounting for the four common types of derivatives: options, forwards, futures and swaps.
Chapter 2 Hedge Accounting under IAS 39 looks at hedge accounting under the existing IAS 39 standard.
Chapter 3 Hedge Accounting under IFRS 9 looks at hedge accounting under the new IFRS 9 standard.
Key Features & Benefits
Promotes understanding of complex topic – Although hedge accounting is not easy, this book singularly focused on hedge accounting leads students and accountants to boldly tackle the topic. Its straight-forward approach helps readers to get a good grasp of the complex topic.
Up-to-date with both standards – This book discusses the hedge accounting requirements of both the IAS 39 standard and the IFRS 9 standard. It is useful to those who continue to use IAS 39 (or FRS 39) for hedge accounting purposes as well as those who choose to adopt IFRS 9 (or FRS 109).
IFRS 9 for Singapore accountants – Chapter 3 on Hedge Accounting under IFRS 9 is especially important for Singapore accountants as the IFRS 9 is newly adopted in Singapore. The Accounting Standards Council of Singapore had previously not adopted earlier versions of the IFRS.
Wider understanding of hedging – The explanations provided are designed to help readers appreciate the economic and accounting impact of hedging and hedge accounting as a whole.
Chapter 1: Accounting for Derivatives
Chapter 2: Hedge Accounting under IAS 39
Chapter 3: Hedge Accounting under IFRS 9
This book provides basic knowledge of statistical techniques and its application to business. Most of the chapters are classified into two parts, the text and the syntaxes of SPSS and excel. It provides a conceptual understanding of basic statistical techniques with concepts illustrated by a small hypothetical or actual data set and graphs.
About the Author
Gary Schneider is the William S. Perlroth Professor of Accounting at Quinnipiac University. He previously held teaching appointments at the University of San Diego, the University of Tennessee, and Xavier University. The author of more than 50 books and 100 research papers, Dr. Schneider has written extensively on accounting and information systems topics with his work appearing in such journals as INTERFACES, IS AUDIT & CONTROL JOURNAL, and JOURNAL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS. His books have been translated into Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, and Spanish. A CPA who practiced public accounting in Ohio for 14 years before undertaking his academic career, Dr. Schneider holds a Ph.D. in accounting information systems from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from Xavier University, and a BA in economics from the University of Cincinnati.
How To Be Happy: How Developing Your Confidence, Resilience, Appreciation and Communication Can Lead to a Happier, Healthier You
We all have the capacity to be happy. There may be occasions in your life where this seems a challenging concept, however there are some very definite things that you can do to make sure that you are happy more often than not. After all, happy people get sick less often, they have more energy, are more creative, sustain more positive relationships and are more fun to be around.
With the help of Liggy Webb, you can create your own personal happiness toolkit! How to be Happy will help you feel more self-empowered and in control of any situation, helping you progress in your work and personal life.
You will learn how to:
• Build your self-confidence to make the best of who you are
• Be open to learning new things, to become more effective and creative
• Develop an attitude of gratitude to appreciate life more
• Encourage and sustain positive relationships
• Build your resilience and emotional strength to cope with stress and manage change
• Foster a healthy attitude and get fit for life
You can make the decision right now to be happier if you really want to be. Life is what you make it – so learn how to be happy, effective and energetic – and watch how it inspires those around you.
Statistical data analysis is the backbone of sound business decision making. Finding the right tool to analyse a particular business problem is the key to such problem solving. Learning the fundamentals of statistical reasoning and data analysis – you will be on the way to becoming a better manager, analyst or economist. By providing a framework for solving statistical problems, this sixth edition of Australian Business Statistics teaches skills that you can use throughout your career. The book shows you how to analyse data effectively by focusing on the relationship between the kind of problem you face, the type of data involved and the appropriate statistical technique for solving the problem. Business Statistics 6e, emphasizes applications over theory. It illustrates how vital statistical methods and tools are for today’s managers and analysts and how to apply them to business problems using real-world data. Using a proven three-step Identify-Compute-Interpret (ICI) approach to problem solving, the text teaches you how to (1) IDENTIFY the correct statistical technique by focusing on the problem objective and data type; (2) COMPUTE the statistics doing them by hand and using Excel; and (3) INTERPRET results in the context of the problem. This unique approach enhances your comprehension and practical skills. The text’s vast assortment of data-driven examples, exercises, and cases covers the various functional areas of business, demonstrating the statistical applications that marketing managers, financial analysts, accountants, economists, and others use. Learning resources such as CourseMate maximize study time to help you achieve the results you want. Completely up-to-date, the sixth edition offers comprehensive coverage, current examples, and an increased focus on applications in the real world.