By Thomas A. King
"More Than a Numbers video game takes a close examine multiple hundred years of company accounting background within the usa - from the preliminary use of double-entry bookkeeping to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) - and indicates how accounting has solved a variety of monetary difficulties in addition to created immense controversy alongside the way."--Jacket.
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1. Double-entry --
2. Railroads --
three. Taxes --
four. charges --
five. Disclosure --
6. criteria --
7. technological know-how --
eight. Inflation --
nine. Volatility --
10. Intangibles --
eleven. Debt --
12. techniques --
thirteen. gains --
14. SOX --
15. Epilogue --
in regards to the author.
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