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Investment Companies - Audit and Accounting Guide

  • $129.00-$169.00
    Investment Companies - Audit and Accounting Guide Availability : 09/25/2018 Product #: AAGINV18P
    AICPA Member: $129.00
    Non-Member: $169.00
  • $119.00-$149.00
    Investment Companies Audit Guide Availability : Online Access Product #: WIN-XX
    AICPA Member: $119.00
    Non-Member: $149.00

Whether you are a financial statement preparer or auditor, it is critical to understand the complexities of the specialized accounting and regulatory requirements for investment companies. This 2018 guide provides authoritative how-to accounting and auditing advice, including implementation guidance and illustrative financial statements and disclosures.

This guide is the industry standard resource, supporting practitioners in a constantly changing industry landscape packed with continuous regulatory developments.

Key Features & Benefits

  • The latest auditing and regulatory guidance specific to investment companies.
  • Background on the investment company industry as well as interpretive guidance for both new and existing rules.
  • "Best practice" discussion provided on several new and recurring complex industry-specific issues, including: investment valuation, financial instruments, capital accounts, BDCs, masterfeeder funds, multi-class funds, UITs, separate accounts of life insurance entities, and many more.
  • Illustrative reports on examinations of securities and controls at a custodian pursuant to Rule 206(4)-2 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Updates

  • References to appropriate AICPA Technical Questions and Answers that address when to apply the liquidation basis of accounting.
  • Appendices discussing the new standards for financial instruments, leases and revenue recognition.
  • Appendices discussing common or collective trusts and business decelopment companies.

Who Will Benefit?

This comprehensive guide has been designed to be beneficial for a wide range professionals, including those within the investment company industry, as well as those practicing in small, regional, and large accounting and auditing firms. The guide provides auditing considerations applicable for practitioners conducting audits of both registered and
nonregistered investment companies (i.e. AICPA and PCAOB audits).

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About the Publisher

American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.