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Dennis M. Bline is professor of accounting at Bryant College where he teaches graduate and Undergraduate financial and managerial accounting. Dennis previously taught at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his baccalaureate degree in business administration at Indiana University Southeast and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas.

Professor Bline's research interests include behavioral, education, ethics, and financial accounting. He has published in Behavioral Research in Accounting, The Accounting Educators' Journal, Issues in Accounting Education, Research on Accounting Ethics, Advances in Managerial Accounting,  other accounting journals. He serves as the Editor of Global Perspectives on Accounting Education and the Associate Editor of Issues in Accounting Education. He has also served on the editorial boards of Advances in Accounting Behavioral research, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Accounting enquiries.  Dennis is an active leader in various sections of the American Accounting Association.

Mary Fischer is the Pirtle Professor of Free Enterprise and Professor of Accounting at The University of Texas at Tyler where she teaches the advanced and government accounting courses. She Previously taught at Fairfield University in Connecticut. She received her B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. She also holds the CGMA designation.

Mary is a widely published author specializing in not-for-profit and financial accounting. The Southwestern American Accounting Association named her as the 2003 outstanding Accounting Educator. In 2002, she was selected as the Texas Society of CPA Outstanding Accounting Educator. She has published numerous articles in the Journal of Accounting and Financial management, Critical Perspective on Accounting,  and other  accounting journals. She is on the editorials boards of Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, and Research in Healthcare Financial Management.

Ted D. Skekel is associate professor of accounting in the College of Business Administration at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He holds a B.S. with a major in accounting from Florida State University and a Ph.D. with emphasis in accounting and finance from the University of Oregon.

He has also served on the Faculties of the University of Houston, San  Diego State university, and the University of North Texas. He Primarily teaches in the financial reporting area. He has taught at all levels, including principles, intermediate, advanced, masters level theory and case study classes, and doctoral seminars. His current focus is in the intermediate and advanced accounting areas. His research includes a broad range of academic and professional publications including articles in The Accounting Review, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, and Te CPA Journal. Ted is actively involved in Beta Alpha Psi, the national honors  fraternity for financial information professionals. He is currently a faculty advisor at UT-San Antonio and previously served as a faculty advisor at the University of North Texas. Beyond the Beta Alpha Psi local level, he has been the regional director for the Southwest Region, and served for several years on the Beta Alpha Psi's 1992 Arthur Andersen Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. In addition, he has received several teaching and service awards at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Chapter 1. Introduction to Business Combinations.

Chapter 2. Consolidation at the Date of Acquisition.

Chapter 3. Consolidation Subsequent to the Date of Acquisition.

Chapter 4. Intercompany Transactions.

Chapter 5. Foreign Currency Transactions.

Chapter 6. Foreign Currency Financial Statements.

Chapter 7. Partnership Formation, Operation, and Change in Ownership.

Chapter 8. Partnership Liquidation.

Chapter 9. Nongovernment not-for-Profit Organizations.

Chapter 10. State and Local Governments: Overview, Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports, and Government-Wide Statements.

Chapter 11. State and Local Governments: Accounting and Financial Reporting for Fund Groups.

Chapter 12. Government Colleges and Universities: Accounting and Reporting.

Supplement A. A Quick Guide to Accessing Databases for the Professional Accountant.

Supplement B. Special-Purpose Entities.