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I was hoping to file this blog post a week after I announced with much fanfare my return to the weekly blogging I had been doing until I went missing in action for several months. I must confide to you that my long absence from the blogging world has had a somewhat corrosive effect on […]

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Study Habits of Exceptional Accounting Students

Posted April 21, 2010 By Narcisse

Succeeding in any field of study requires the use of a solid strategy and accounting is no exception. As an undergraduate student in accounting, I many times had classmates in my accounting courses that would complain about their inability to consistently achieve above average exam grades. In response, I would ask  them to outline their […]

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US GAAP to IFRS Migration: Reframing the Debate

Posted April 12, 2010 By Narcisse

For a decade or so, there has been quite a lot of talk in the US about a possible transition from U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to International Reporting Standards (IFRS) with regard to U.S. publicly traded companies. Up to this point, most of the discussions on the subject have been about assessing the […]

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As I explained in my previous post, accrual accounting is not an exact science. Indeed,  a variety of assumptions and accounting estimates is used in arriving at the final earnings figures. In assessing the health of a company, lenders and investors alike almost always look at the quality of its earnings first. However, it is […]

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