For more than 60 years, Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Entities has been the leader in the market. It is a comprehensive governmental and not-for-profit accounting text written for students who will be auditing and working in public and notfor- profit sector entities. Originally published in 1951 and written by Professor R. M. Mikesell, this book--and the many subsequent editions revised by Professors Leon Hay, Earl Wilson, Susan Kattelus, Jacqueline Reck, and Suzanne Lowensohn--have given generations of instructors and students a comprehensive knowledge of the specialized accounting and financial reporting practices of governmental and not-for-profit organizations, as well as an understanding of how those organizations can better meet the information needs of a diverse set of financial statement users and decision makers. The vision of these original authors continues to be reflected in this 17th edition, and their strategy of providing a large and innovative set of instructional support materials prepared and tested in the classroom by the authors continues to be a guiding principle today. The current author team brings to this edition their extensive experience teaching government and not-for-profit courses as well as insights gained from their professional experience, scholarly writing, and professional activities. The result is a relevant and accurate text that includes the most effective instructional tools.