"Bridging the GAAP: Recent Advances in Finance and Accounting" aims to promote a stronger interface between researchers in accounting and finance that will enhance the understanding of the similarities and differences between these two fields. Such dialog will also acquaint researchers in each area with significant recent advances in the other area, and will enable a cross fertilization of thoughts, from which both can significantly benefit. This consolidates the efforts to bridge the gap between finance and accounting by looking at diverse topics in accounting and finance and providing interesting points of view on different topics. Most of the chapters concentrate on the topic of fair value accounting and on the question of the extent to which accounting reflects the financial situation of a firm. This book combines new developments in the area of theoretical finance and accounting, and the convergence of these two approaches to better serve investors and the general public.