Accounting guides

In-depth accounting guidance for topics of significant interest

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    Financial statement presentation - 2014 accounting and financial reporting guide

    10/30/14 | Assurance services

    The inaugural edition of our "Financial statement presentation" accounting and financial reporting guide addresses U.S. GAAP presentation and disclosure requirements of common balance sheet and income statement accounts.

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    Financing transactions: debt, equity and the instruments in between – 2014 accounting and financial reporting guide

    10/30/14 | Assurance services

    This is a roadmap to the accounting for the issuance, modification, and extinguishment of debt and equity instruments.

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    Business combinations and noncontrolling interests - 2014 global accounting and financial reporting guide

    9/16/14 | Assurance services

    This PwC guide explains the principles of accounting and financial reporting for business combinations and noncontrolling interests (ASC 805) under both U.S. GAAP and IFRS. This guide includes our perspectives on the application of those principles, and our insights on the challenges of accounting for intangible assets and goodwill in the post-combination period.

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    Revenue from contracts with customers - 2014 global accounting and financial reporting guide

    8/11/14 | Assurance services

    Our global accounting and financial reporting revenue recognition guide describes the accounting for revenue from contracts with customers under the converged U.S GAAP and IFRS revenue standard (ASC 606) issued in May 2014. It has been prepared to support entities as they identify the implications of the new revenue recognition standard, evaluate its impact (on business strategies, processes, systems, controls, financial statement recognition and required disclosures) and prepare for implementation.

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    Bankruptcies and Liquidations - 2014 accounting and financial reporting guide

    7/14/14 | Assurance services

    PwC's comprehensive accounting and financial reporting guide for bankruptcy and liquidation (ASC 852) focuses on Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy.

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    Guide to Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities - 2013 edition

    8/23/13 | Assurance services

    PwC is pleased to offer the 2013 edition of our popular publication, Guide to Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities.

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    Guide to Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets - 2013 edition

    8/23/13 | Assurance services

    PwC is pleased to offer the 2013 edition of our popular publication, Guide to Accounting for Transfers and Servicing of Financial Assets.

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    Global Guide to Accounting for Fair Value Measurements - 2013 edition

    8/23/13 | Assurance services

    This PwC guide helps reporting entities meet the challenges of applying the key accounting and reporting standards under both U.S. GAAP and IFRS related to fair value measurements, ASC 820, and IFRS 13.

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    Guide to Accounting for Income Taxes - 2013 edition

    8/8/13 | Assurance services

    The overall accounting model for income taxes has been in place for many years, yet the accounting for income taxes (ASC 740) continues to pose many challenges for preparers, users, and auditors. This PwC guide is intended to clarify the fundamental requirements involved in the accounting for income taxes and to highlight key points that should be considered before and after transactions are undertaken.

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    Guide to Accounting for Stock-based Compensation - 2013 edition

    8/8/13 | Assurance services

    Nearly nine years after being issued, the application of the guidance contained in ASC 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation, continues to be a complex undertaking. The guidance's many nuances impact not only the accounting for employee stock-based compensation, but also the related corporate income tax accounting, the calculation of earnings per share, and the presentation of the cash flow statement. The 2013 edition of our stock-based compensation guide explains those and many other issues.

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    Guide to Accounting for Variable Interest Entities - 2013 edition

    8/8/13 | Assurance services

    Our guide brings together all of the relevant PwC guidance on the accounting for variable interest entities under US GAAP; provides an overall framework for the application of the VIE model; highlights key questions and answers; and offers our perspectives, based on our analysis of the guidance and experience in applying it.

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    Guide to Accounting for Utilities and Power Companies - 2013 edition

    1/12/13 | Assurance services

    PwC's newly developed Guide to Accounting for Utilities and Power Companies provides accounting guidance for reporting entities in the utility and power industry to consider when preparing financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. It addresses a variety of areas such as commodity contracts, power-related investments, inventory, plant, asset retirement obligations, regulated operations, and more.

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    FASB Accounting Standards Codification Quick Reference Guide and Financial Instruments Supplement

    10/29/09 | Assurance services

    To help you make the transition to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification, PwC has developed a Financial Instruments Supplement to be used along with its FASB Accounting Standards Codification Quick Reference Guide. The Financial Instruments Supplemen

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    PwC Software Revenue Recognition Guide – March 2009 edition

    3/31/09 | Technology

    Software revenue recognition has not gotten easier. However, one of the keys to success is having the right tools. Our guide to software revenue recognition reflects the trends and challenges as of March 31, 2009, along with a chapter dedicated to Software-as-a-Service.