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The GAAP Guidebook condenses the key elements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) into a single volume. This book describes the key elements of each accounting topic, how accounting information is to be disclosed, and where to look in the GAAP source documents for additional information. The text contains several hundred practical examples that show how to apply GAAP to real-world situations, sample journal entries, usage tips, and relevant references to the authors popular Accounting Best Practices podcast. Topics covered include the financial statements, earnings per share, investments, inventory, fixed assets, liabilities, equity, revenue recognition, compensation, income taxes, business combinations, foreign currency transactions, and many other subjects. The GAAP Guidebook is your practical reference for locating the essential accounting standards that you need as the basis for recording accounting transactions and producing financial statements.