Most books on Microsoft Excel for accounting and finance serve primarily academic research purposes: they are relatively unstructured and dominated by discussions of rather esoteric and infrequently used applications. None addresses the growing need for an introduction to crucial data analytic
skills (i.e., analysis of ‘big data’) and to the recent innovations by Microsoft Excel in this regard, including Power Query (data cleaning and management), Power Pivot (advanced pivot tables using databases) and Power BI (creating executive KPI dashboards).
In Financial Modeling for Decision Making: Using MS-Excel in Accounting and Finance, Ron Messer provides just such a practical, advanced-level guide to this essential program. Crucially, he focuses on using Excel in situations encountered by accounting and finance students and professionals, and he
structures these in terms of the past, present and future in order to reflect a typical operating cycle, which includes initial planning, exercising control, and receiving feedback. Throughout this book, Messer discusses real-life applications of this important analytical tool, which has become the
industry standard for spreadsheet software.
For its clear structure and emphasis on practical usage, Financial Modeling for Decision Making is essential reading for accounting and finance professionals, as well as accounting and finance students in post-secondary institutions.
This volume, More Accounting Changes, is a revised and updated edition of Herz’s earlier work, reflecting: developments in financial reporting (including those relating to international convergence of accounting standards); global developments regarding the use of International Financial
Reporting Standards; current efforts at disclosure modernization and simplification by the SEC and FASB; a discussion of whether the U.S. is falling behind in corporate reporting ; the rise of ‘Integrated Reporting’; the work of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (chaired by
Michael Bloomberg); and recent regulatory developments emanating from the financial crisis and their interrelationship with financial reporting.
The rapidly evolving nature of emerging technologies, and the transformative and disruptive tendencies offered by these are reshaping professional activities, operations and functions as well as value creation.Exploring the wide ranging implications of the use of multiple emerging technologies by
professional accountants, Social Media and Cloud Technology Use in Accounting providing illuminating insights in an exploratory study that reviews emerging technologies within an developing economy.Femi Oladele and Timothy Oyewole present a robust analysis of the literature surrounding established
concepts and constructs within Accounting and explore changes for training and the wider framework for all areas of Accounting practice.The results of an in-depth predictive and interpretive value-analyses of Accountants’ Training Framework (ATF) and Perception (PCT) on professional
accountants’ use of SoMoClo technologies are presented.The book offers reviews of existing theories presented alongside a brand new theoretical framework, drawing on interdisciplinary approaches to define new conceptual understandings of this fast moving business area.