The editor has assembled a stellar group of experts to write about their areas of expertise. Topics include accounting reform in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Armenia, Serbia, China and Spain; accounting education in several transition economies; development of the accounting profession in several transition economies; corporate governance issues in transition economies and an overview of accounting reform projects by someone who has been involved in accounting reform in a dozen countries. This book appeals to a wide segment of the academic and professional market. It will appeal to accounting and finance professors and students because the main theme of the book deals with accounting and financial system reform. It will appeal to economists in the subfields of transition economics and development economics because it addresses current issues in their field. It will also appeal to scholars in the field of Russian & East European Studies and Asian Studies because the book is about several East European and Asian countries. Policy analysts and consultants who deal with accounting, finance, transition economics or Eastern Europe or Asia will also find this book to be a valuable reference and source of current information.