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Books (Partial List)
Handbook of Accounting and Auditing, Barry Jay Epstein, New York: Thomson Tax & Accounting, 1998 through 2013. Ralph Nach served as co-author in 1999. This widely used reference provides encyclopedic guidance on accounting and auditing issues, with references to additional information in the professional literature produced by FASB, EITF, AICPA, SEC, and other related organizations. In addition, there is accounting and auditing coverage for key industries, including financial services, construction, healthcare, not-for-profit, and media/entertainment. Approximately 3,000 pages.
PPC’s Interactive Disclosure Library, by Ralph Nach, PPC/Thomson Reuters, 2011.
Wiley GAAP: Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook, Barry J. Epstein and Nadira M. Saafir, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. ISBN: 978-0-470-59906-8, Paperback, 496 pages.
Wiley GAAP 2010: Interpretation & Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Barry J. Epstein, Ralph Nach, and Steven M. Bragg, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Dr. Epstein served as the lead author of 26 annual editions of Wiley GAAP (1985 through 2010), and Ralph Nach served as co-author from 2001 through 2010. Paperback, 1376 pages.
Wiley IFRS 2010: Interpretation and Application of International Financial Reporting Standards, Barry J. Epstein and Eva K. Jermakowicz, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010. Dr. Epstein served as the lead author of 14 annual editions of Wiley IFRS from 1997 through 2010. Paperback, 1,344 pages.
PPC’s Guide to Preparing Financial Statements, by Ralph Nach, PPC/Thomson Reuters, 2010.
Wiley IFRS Policies and Procedures, Barry J. Epstein and Eva K. Jermakowicz, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008. IFRS implementation guide provides all of the International Accounting Standards detail that a reader needs to select the right IFRS rules and how to implement them. ISBN 978-0-471-69958-3, paperback, 456 pages.
Controllers Policies and Procedures Manual, by Ralph Nach, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1998.
Technical Practice Aids, by Ralph Nach, AICPA, 1995.
“Seeking Truly Global Financial Reporting Standards,” by Peter Harris, CPA, CFA, CMA, CIA, Eva K. Jermakowicz, PhD, CPA and Barry Jay Epstein, The CPA Journal, March, 2022.
“Accounting Treatment of State Pass-Through Entity Taxes,” White Paper by Ralph Nach, CPA, January, 2022.
2018 Published Articles
“Navigating Tax Risks In Shareholder-Executive Compensation,” by Natasha Perssico Escobedo, MBA, CPA, AM-ASA, Law360.com, September 27, 2018.
“CAM versus KAM—A Distinction without a Difference? Making Judgments in Reporting Critical Audit Matters,” by Sridhar Ramamoorti, Barry Epstein, and Eva K. Jermakowicz, PhD, CPA, CPA Journal, February 2018.
2017 Published Articles
“Managing Risk at the Speed of Change,” by Sridhar Ramamoorti, Dorsey L. Baskin, Jr., Barry J. Epstein, and James Wanserski, The CPA Journal, News & Views, June 2017, pages 6-9.
Author response to “There Is No Financial Fraud Personality Type,” by Sridhar Ramamoorti and Barry Jay Epstein. The CPA Journal, News & Views, May 2017, pages 13-17.
2016 Published Articles
“When Reckless Executives Become Dangerous Fraudsters,” by Sridhar Ramamoorti and Barry Jay Epstein. The CPA Journal, November 2016, pages 6-10.
“Falling Municipal Dominoes: How Accounting Has Abetted Irresponsible Official Behavior,” by Barry Jay Epstein, CPA, Westlaw Journal Bankruptcy, Volume 13, Issue 4, June 2016.
“Today’s Fraud Risk Models Lack Personality: Auditing with ‘Dark Triad’ Individuals in the Executive Ranks,” by Barry Jay Epstein and Sridhar Ramamoorti. The CPA Journal, March 2016, pages 15-21.
“Expanding Accountants’ Privilege: Implications for Auditors and Clients,” by Barry Jay Epstein, CPA, Westlaw Journal Professional Liability, Volume 25, Issue 9, March 2016.
2015 Published Articles
“Common Auditor Failures: Overlooking Insolvency Risk and Earnings Manipulations,” by Barry Jay Epstein, CPA, Westlaw Journal Professional Liability, Volume 25, Issue 1, July 2015.
“Canaries Gone AWOL (Part 2): Why Aren’t Auditors Helping their Clients by Flagging the Need for Restructurings?” by Barry Jay Epstein, IS Chartered Accountant, published by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), May 2015.
“Do Accountants Face Risk as Fiduciaries?” by Barry Jay Epstein, InsuranceThoughtLeadership.com, April 30, 2015.
“Canaries Gone AWOL (Part 1): Why Aren’t Auditors Helping their Clients by Flagging the Need for Restructurings?” by Barry Jay Epstein, IS Chartered Accountant, published by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), April 2015.
“Tax Heavens: Methods and Tactics for Corporate Profit Shifting,” by Mark Holtzblatt, Eva K. Jermakowicz, and Barry Jay Epstein, International Tax Journal, January-February, 2015.