General Accounting

Providing market-leading advice and guidance for those working as accountants, tax advisers and tax practitioners, our range of accounting titles include everything from A Practical Guide to UK Accounting and Auditing Standards to Small Company Financial Reporting. In addition, our key loose-leaf and journal publications, complimented by our online services, can all be tailored to suit your practice needs.

The recently published, Charity Administration Handbook is established as an essential reference tool for those in not-for-profit organisations, such as charity administrators and professional advisors. In the latest edition, Don Bawtree and Kate Kirkland include chapters on ‘Data Protection’ and ‘Employee Data Protection Rights’ in light of new GDPR regulations.

Our recently published, 2nd edition of Practical Pension Scheme Accounting, provides a revised version of the SORP issued in 2018. The book explains what information is needed to prepare the financial statements and how to go about compiling the annual report. This user friendly text offers practical guidance on the requirements introduced by the SORP, giving clear examples and options.

Finally, our 2nd edition of Small Company Financial Reporting covers the implementation of the FRCs standards and considers updates on subsequent changes to the guidance.

All our general accounting titles are written by key authors in the field, providing both depth and breadth to your practice needs. Be sure to browse the full range of titles listed below…

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General Accounting Books

A Practical Guide to UK Accounting and Auditing Standards

Including UK GAAP amendments arising from the FRC’s recent triennial review, this book takes the theory contained in accounting standards, auditing standards and company law and shows how to put it into practice with the help of examples, case studies and real-life excerpts from financial statements. The aim of the book is not only to inform practitioners what the new standards say, but to interpret the meaning, analyse the differences... Read more

Charity Administration Handbook

An essential reference work for charity administrators and their professional advisers. Charity Administration Handbook, Sixth Edition has been extensively revised to take account of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016, the updated and revised Charities SORP and the new charity governance code. This new edition will bring you up to date on the audit rule changes on independent examination of charity accounts and whistleblowing; in addition there is... Read more

Practical Pension Scheme Accounting

Pension scheme accounts are prepared following the guidance laid out in the Pensions Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) issued by the Pensions Research Advisory Group (PRAG). A revised version of the SORP was issued in 2018 in line with recent revisions to FRS 102 and other minor regulatory updates. The revised SORP is applicable for periods beginning 1 January 2019, and the new edition of this title reflects these changes.... Read more

UK Financial Statements: Presentation and Disclosure Requirements

Accounting standards in the UK and Republic of Ireland are going through a radical change. This book outlines the changes concerned, how they affect companies, what differences exist between the new and the old rules and what practitioners and directors should be aware of in producing financial statements for statutory purposes. To aid this theory, numerous worked examples and illustrative model accounts are included to help preparers understand how these... Read more

Small Company Financial Reporting

Small Company Financial Reporting, Second Edition provides comprehensive and practical guidance on the small companies’ financial reporting framework and the micro-entities legislation. Its aim is to help those using the current standards by explaining the recognition, measurement and presentation requirements of UK GAAP and company law as well as bringing this theory to life through the use of real-life examples and model accounts. Written by a specialist on small company... Read more

Financial Reporting for Unlisted Companies in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Based on 4 years’ worth of understanding, this new edition of Financial Reporting for Unlisted Companies in the UK and the Republic of Ireland details how the standard should be applied in different circumstances. This is conveyed using many real-life examples from practice. The content has also been restructured so it is more in line with the structure of FRS 102. This edition of the title also incorporates the micro-entities... Read more

Accounts and Audit of Limited Liability Partnerships

Accounts and Audit of Limited Liability Partnerships gives comprehensive guidance on how to apply UK GAAP to limited liability partnerships and takes readers through all the requirements for LLP accounting as a result of the implementation of FRS 102 and the revised LLP SORP. The book includes sets of pro-forma accounts (in particular in relation to the LLP SORP) for both groups and single LLPs and uses practical tips, worked... Read more

Accounting Principles for Tax Purposes

This title is written for tax practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of accounting rules in the UK, how these are applied in different circumstances to a set of financial statements and what the resultant impact on the taxable profit is. The starting basis for tax computation for a business for either income tax or corporation tax is a set of accounts prepared in accordance with financial reporting... Read more