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    Fraud in Accounts Payable

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    Praise for Fraud in Accounts Payable «Fraud in Accounts Payable is an insightful book that takes an in-depth look at the three most frequently committed fraudulent cash disbursement schemes directly related to your accounts payable function. Mary provides colorful and poignant stories showing how easy it can be to steal from both within and outside an organization. But the real beauty of this book is that Mary illustrates ways you can immediately begin implementing effective and efficient controls to reduce the opportunities for fraud within your organization.» —Matthew D. Storlie, CFE, Fraud & Forensic Services Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP «Mary has delivered another book full of specific suggestions for improving accounts payable processes. Fraud in Accounts Payable is an easy-to-read guide that identifies real-world problems and offers practical solutions. Her books and articles have quickly become some of my core resources.» —Stephanie K. O'Cain, Chief Financial Officer Municipal Association of South Carolina «Fraud could never take place in my accounts payable department.» «My employees would never steal from me! I trust them too much . . .» Sound familiar? The definitive resource for every accounts payable department, Fraud in Accounts Payable affords you a bird's-eye view of what's really going on in your accounts payable department and how you can defend it against every potential type of fraud, including check fraud, payroll fraud, and T&E fraud. Written by Mary Schaeffer, America's most accomplished accounts payable expert, this thorough and highly readable guide is filled with authoritative tips, techniques, and advice on: Uncovering hidden pockets of weakness where your organization is vulnerable Getting rid of those bad practices that allow all sorts of frauds to flourish Setting up antifraud safeguards Reminding us to «never say never,» Fraud in Accounts Payable explains in plain English how to protect your accounts payable department so it becomes—and stays—financially healthy.

    Auditing and Accounting Guide

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    This AICPA Accounting and Auditing Guide is a must-have for the resource libraries of accounting and auditing professionals who work with not-for-profit organizations. This essential reference book assists accountants in the unique aspects of accounting and financial statement preparation and auditing for not-for-profit entities. Created with common errors and questions in mind, accountants benefit from not-for-profit industry-specific guidance on the issues they are likely to encounter this year. The 2018 edition includes guidance on financial reporting changes, reporting donated services between affiliated NFPs, split-interest agreements, contributions and grants, functional expenses and joint costs, and much more. This new edition provides a comprehensive discussion of FASB ASU No. 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. The discussion includes highlights of the changes that will assist financial statement preparers with implementing the standard. The guide offers dual guidance throughout, providing readers with the “before-and-after” context to enhance their understanding of the changes, as well as two all-inclusive appendices.

    SAP Foreign Currency Revaluation

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    SAP Foreign Currency Revaluation-regulations, its impact, and what it takes to implement it in SAP-is a single handbook that simplifies a complex and daunting task of currency valuation for SAP and other ERP implementers. A must-read! -Kalpesh Khandhadia, SAP Consultant, Linksoft-IT Inc. «Following the process presented in this book, we eliminated the hours we spent each month manually reviewing and adjusting our global currency financial statements. Thank you Susanne Finke, for making this complicated topic understandable!» -Ron Roberts, Process Lead, Financial Systems, Hollister Inc. «It's great to see all the foreign currency information captured in one place and spelled out so clearly. Great job!» -Nadean L. Moore, SAP FI Consultant, Moore Consulting «This SAP Foreign Currency Revaluation book . . . covers the necessary SAP tables and transactions for revaluation and provides excellent examples of the SAP entries. A well-written book.» -Dave Paz, SAP Consultant, DLP Consulting LLC With essential information on the proper rules and regulations needed to comply with FAS 52, SAP Foreign Currency Revaluation: FAS 52 and GAAP Requirements is a valuable reference for controllers, CFOs, IT and accounting managers, and SAP consultants who are involved in FAS 52 compliance projects, regardless of whether their companies are using SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, or proprietary software. Its detailed coverage of statutory requirements, business execution of currency revaluation in SAP, and SAP configuration walks readers through: * The U.S. accounting statutory requirements, net income, organizational, and financial consolidation impacts * An overview of currency revaluation with discussion of stock transfer and tax implications * FAS 52 requirements for currency exchange rates and translation * Corporate standards for G/L indicators that are impacted by currency revaluation * Three methods available to execute currency revaluation and their differences * One of the newer ways the SAP R/3 software provides users to execute currency revaluation * The SAP configuration to implement currency revaluation * Setting up custom variants to view the critical fields used in the currency revaluation

    Women, Family, and Work

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    Women, Family, and Work is a collection of original essays on a wide variety of topics related to the economics of gender and the family. Written by leading thinkers in the field, the essays apply traditional economic theory to unconventional topics, while also developing neoclassical economic thought to provide a better model of economic interactions. 12 newly-commissioned essays on the economics of labor, gender, and family life. Juxtaposes various viewpoints, allowing readers to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each model. Applies traditional economic theory to unconventional topics, while also revisioning neoclassical economic thought.

    Inside the Patent Factory

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    The book is a coaching guide for anyone interested in intellectual property and those wanting to embark on or develop patent creation. It draws on the authors’ extensive experience and insights from change projects, management and leadership at Nokia. The book guides the reader through each stage of setting up a successful unit, inviting active involvement by asking vital questions about their needs and aims. Focusing on key issues and themes involved, it provides examples, diagrams and models to illustrate how they can be out in to practice. Critical chapters include the core activities of patent creation, possible organisational models, costs, quality and the comparison of external and internal allocation of tasks. Discussion concentrates on how to such define roles and responsibilities and the management techniques of external resources. The book encourages the reader to challenge their current organisational structure and strategy by introducing various methods and tactics that can be deployed when considering patent creation, then offering advice into the pros and cons of techniques and how such methods can be assessed. The book highlights how knowledge and innovation can be utilised and protected, which due to the increased importance of intellectual property rights, especially the use of patents, is essential for every business.

    Art and Its Publics

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    Bringing together essays by museum professionals and academics from both sides of the Atlantic, Art and its Publics tackles current issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice around the most pressing of contemporary concerns. Brings together essays that focus on the interface between the art object, its site of display, and the viewing public. Tackles issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice. Presents a cross-section of contemporary concerns with contributions from museum professionals as well as academics. Part of the New Interventions in Art History series, published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.

    Psychoanalysis and the Image

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    Psychoanalysis and the Image brings together an influential team of international scholars who demonstrate innovative ways to apply psychoanalytical resources in the study of international modern art and visual representation. Examines psychoanalytic concepts, values, debates and controversies that have been hallmarks of visual representation in the modern and contemporary periods Covers topics including melancholia, sex, and pathology to the body, and parent-child relations Advances theoretical debates in art history while offering substantive analyses of significant bodies of twentieth century art Edited by internationally renowned art historian Griselda Pollock.

    Heathrow's Terminal 5

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    This book reveals the inside track on the making of Terminal 5: the courage, the ground-breaking management thinking and the many lessons learnt from the leaders, the client and integrated supply chain teams, – involving over 50,000 people from 20,000 companies – which led to the successful delivery of this mega project on time, on budget, and safely. Love or hate Heathrow we can’t ignore it! An economic power house for the UK, 155,000 earn their living from it and 68 million of us pass through it each year. Two decades of the planning, design, construction and opening of Terminal 5 has resulted in a gateway that Heathrow can be proud of. Faced with the risk of opening a year late, being a billion overspent, since Sir John Egan in the early 1990s, BAA, stakeholders and supplier partners have been grappling with Terminal 5`s challenges. The result? £4.3 billion of design and construction delivered on time, to budget and safely is to be commended given the industry statistics but the acid test will now be the quality of the 30 million passengers experience and the operating costs that have been left to stand the test of time. Sharon Doherty is HR and organisational effectiveness director for Heathrow airport and Terminal 5. Sharon has previously worked in consultancy, financial services and retail. Her specialism is people and change. 2002 to the end 2007 she was accountable for the approach to people management and organisational change on Terminal 5.

    Urban Design and People

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    This introduction to the field of urban design offers a comprehensive survey of the processes necessary to implement urban design work, explaining the vocabulary, the rules, the tools, the structures, and the resources in clear and accessible style. Providing a comprehensive framework for understanding urban design principles and strategies, the author argues that urban design is both a process and a collaboration in which the different forces involved are knit together. Moving from the regional scale down to the scale of places, the book examines the goals and strategies of the urban designer from the viewpoints of the private sector, public sector, and community. The text is illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings that make theory and practice relevant and alive.

    Turning a Town Around

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    Today’s trend towards the renewal of cities, sociable places, higher standards of architecture and sustainable city centre living is the business of urban design. In Britain, effective urban design is now at the forefront of government policy. However, even when the goals are clear, how do you make a start? If you are a planner, an elected councillor, or a developer what do you have to do on a day-to-day basis? In particular, how do you handle design within the planning process and ensure it is connected to other aspects of policy? How do you maintain this good practice as a matter of course? Tony Hall offers solutions not through idealised prescriptions but by setting out practical action based on what has been achieved on the ground. Uniquely amongst texts on this subject, the book draws upon his combination of both professional and political experience. This accessible and highly illustrated book shows how to: focus the organisation on design incorporate design principles into policy make design briefing effective prepare for successful negotiation