What is the 'Accounting Trends and Techniques (Publication)'

Accounting Trends and Techniques is a prominent publication distributed annually by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to update accountants on current financial reporting practices. The AICPA is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, and sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. The AICPA has been distributing Accounting Trends and Techniques publications since 1946.

BREAKING DOWN 'Accounting Trends and Techniques (Publication)'

The Accounting Trends and Techniques publication features detailed current reporting techniques and methods. It provides illustrative presentation and disclosure examples from actual financial statements. Narratives describing the requirements imposed by new accounting rulings are also included, as are real-world examples for publicly traded companies to serve as a guide for practitioners' own difficult cases. Past editions have referenced examples from a variety of industries, including banking, communication services and healthcare, from such organizations as Coca-Cola, BB&T and Caterpillar. The publication is updated annually to reflect changing accounting standards and practices, and is available in both electronic and print formats.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Accountants' Index

    The Accountants' Index is a list of articles and books of interest ...
  2. Certified Public Accountant - CPA

    A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given to ...
  3. Accounting Standard

    An accounting standard is a common set of principles, standards ...
  4. Third-Party Technique

    The third-party technique is a marketing strategy used by public ...
  5. Accredited Personal Financial Planning ...

    Accredited Personal Financial Planning Specialist is a professional ...
  6. Financial Accounting

    Financial accounting is the process of recording, summarizing ...
Related Articles
  1. Insights

    A Look At Accounting Careers

    More than just crunching numbers, this career blends detective work with trouble shooting.
  2. Personal Finance

    Accountant: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover what the job description of an accountant entails, along with education and training, salary and skills necessary for success.
  3. Insights

    Finding the Right Accounting Certification

    Are you deciding on developing a career in accounting? Having an accounting certification may be the boost your career needs. Find out the right certificate for you.
  4. Investing

    What is Accounting?

    Accounting is the recording of financial transactions of a business or organization. It also includes the process of summarizing, analyzing and reporting these transactions in financial statements.
  5. Personal Finance

    The CPA Exam: What You Need to Know

    Interested in becoming a certified public accountant? What you need to know for the CPA exam.
  6. Investing

    A Day In The Life Of An Accountant

    An analysis of the accountant profession, who becomes an accountant, what they do, where they work, and salary ranges.
  7. Personal Finance

    What Management Accountants Do

    If you like keeping track of a company's income and expenses but also want to hold a position with significant responsibility and authority, management accounting could be the job for you.
  8. Trading

    Forex Basics: Setting Up An Account

    The line between profitable forex trading and ending up in the red may be as simple as choosing the right account.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the objectives of financial accounting?

    Learn about the principle objectives of financial accounting, including the furnishing of the financial statements for those ... Read Answer >>
  2. How does financial accounting help decision making?

    Read a brief overview of some areas where financial accounting helps in decision making for investors, lending institutions ... Read Answer >>
  3. Who enforces GAAP?

    Take a deeper look at the private enforcement mechanisms behind the generally accepted accounting principles for American ... Read Answer >>
  4. How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

    Find out how much it costs to hire an accountant and what benefits and services you can expect from your accountant. Read Answer >>
  5. What is cost accounting?

    Learn about the main benefits of cost accounting systems, how they are different from financial accounting and why they are ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Intrinsic Value

    Intrinsic value is the perceived or calculated value of a company, including tangible and intangible factors, and may differ ...
  2. Current Assets

    Current assets is a balance sheet account that represents the value of all assets that can reasonably expected to be converted ...
  3. Volatility

    Volatility measures how much the price of a security, derivative, or index fluctuates.
  4. Money Market

    The money market is a segment of the financial market in which financial instruments with high liquidity and very short maturities ...
  5. Cost of Debt

    Cost of debt is the effective rate that a company pays on its current debt as part of its capital structure.
  6. Depreciation

    Depreciation is an accounting method of allocating the cost of a tangible asset over its useful life and is used to account ...
Trading Center