An essential guide for all corporate and public accountants, CPA candidates, financial managers, and accounting students Wiley GAAP 2004 is a thorough study and analysis of all generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) set forth in the pronouncements of the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) and its predecessor agencies. All pronouncements are explained with relevant terminology and practice-oriented real-world examples. Each chapter is composed of a discussion of perspectives and issue, sources of GAAP, and a definition of terms, concepts, rules, and examples. Patrick R. Delaney was the Arthur Andersen LLP Alumni Professor of Accountancy and Chair of the Department of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. Barry J. Epstein is a partner in the Chicago-based firm Gleeson, Sklar, Sawyers Cumpata, LLP. Ralph Nach is a Managing Director with the Chicago office of American Express Tax Business Services, Inc. Susan Weiss Budak is a consultant working primarily with the FASB, AICPA, and NCES.