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Accounting: a Smart Approach

Author: Mary Carey,Cathy Knowles,Jane Towers-Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745133


Page: 496

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Engaging and lively, clear and practical, this is the most applied accounting for non-specialists book whose fully integrated case study emphasises the relevance of accounting to the world of business.Sam Smart is the budding entrepreneur who forms the basis of the case study at the heart of this book. We follow Sam as he goes from starting a small business, printing sports kits for local teams, to managing a global sports business. Throughout the course of the book he assesses the success of hisbusiness, finances day to day activities, makes pricing decisions, opens new branches, looks at cash flow, and facilitates planning, control, and investment. Featured at the start of every chapter to highlight to students the implications and applications of the topic they are about to study, Samand his business provide consistency and connection.As we follow the case study, all the topics central to accounting are covered with clarity, imagination, and relevance, giving students the support they need to complete their course and exams with confidence. The wealth of additional examples and self-test exercises available alongside the casestudy enable students not only to develop an appreciation of how accounting information allows a manager to make key business decisions, but also to acquire the skills necessary to enable them to converse with accountants, and challenge their assumptions and methodologies.An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text book and includes:For Students:* Flashcard glossary* Multiple choice questions* Additional practice questions with answers* Tables from the textFor Lecturers:* Solutions to end-of-part case studies* Additional end-of-part case studies (with solutions)* Assessment guide* PowerPoint presentations* Test bank

College Accounting: A Career Approach

Author: Cathy J. Scott

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337280569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 1500

Readers discover the importance of today’s college accounting course in laying the groundwork for future classes and jobs as COLLEGE ACCOUNTING: A CAREER APPROACH, 13E offers an even stronger focus on teaching the fundamentals of accounting from a career development approach. This text provides readers with an opportunity to learn the most important fundamental concepts of accounting and then apply these concepts using QuickBooks Online and Excel. The book’s engaging real-world context keeps chapter content both relevant and vital to the reader’s academic and professional success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Accounting

A Contemporary Approach

Author: M. David Haddock,John Ellis Price,Michael J. Farina

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: 9780073396941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

View: 9078

Our innovative approach allows you to download audio and video presentations directly onto your iPod and take learning materials with you wherever you go. Whether it's in the car, on the train, or waiting between classes---it's easy to get a quick refresher on key course content. Now review and study time is as easy as putting on headphones! Visit the Price Online Learning Center at to learn more about available iPod content. Course Smart is a new way to find and buy eTextbooks. At Course Smart you can save up to 50% of the cost of your print textbook, reduce your impact on the environment, and gain access to powerful Web tools for learning. You can search, highlight, take notes, and share with friends, as well as print the pages you need. Try a free chapter to see if it's right for you. Visit and search by title, author, or ISBN. Has your instructor chosen to use McGraw-Hill's Homework Manager system in your College Accounting class? If so, you have the option of purchasing the Homework Manager Plus system which includes an Interactive Online Version of the Textbook instead of a traditional print version. Homework Manager Plus software gives you direct access to an online edition of the text while you work assignments within the Homework Manager system. Click the "Hint" links to jump directly to relevant content in the online edition of the text.

Financial Accounting: Pearson New International Edition

A Business Process Approach

Author: Jane L. Reimers

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292055073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 612

View: 2957

For introductory Financial Accounting courses that are not using debits and credits. Relevance for majors and non-majors—accounting concepts explained in a business context. Financial Accounting: A Business Process Approach explains accounting concepts in a way all majors can understand by organizing the material around how a business works. This text’s business process approach presents a business topic and then shows the accounting concepts behind it—rather than solely explaining accounting concepts based on the balance sheet order. The new edition is completely integrated with MyAccountingLab—Pearson's Web-based training and assessment software—so students can have unlimited practice and experience more “I Get it!” moments.

A Philosophy of Management Accounting

A Pragmatic Constructivist Approach

Author: Hanne Nørreklit

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131739805X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 2435

The book introduces pragmatic constructivism as a paradigm for understanding actors’ construction of functioning practice and for developing methods and concepts for managing and observing that practice. The book explores, understands and theorises organisational practices as constructed through the activities of all organisational actors. Actors always act under presumptions of a specific actor-world-relation which they continuously construct, adjust and reconstruct in light of new experiences, contexts and communication. The outcome of the actor-world-relation is a reality construction. The reality construction may function successfully or it may be hampered by fictitious and illusionary elements, due to missing or faulty actor-world relations. The thesis is that four dimensions of reality – facts, possibilities, values and communication – must be integrated in the actor-world-relation if the construct is to form a successful basis for effective, functioning actions. Drawing on pragmatic constructivism, the book provides concepts and ideas for studies regarding actors and their use of management accounting models in their construction of organized reality. It concentrates on researching and conceptualizing what creates functioning reality construction. It develops concept and methods for understanding, analysing and managing the actors’ reality constructions. It is intended for people who do research on or work actively with developing management accounting.

Management Accounting

A Practical Approach

Author: Gail Sheppard

Publisher: Gill & MacMillan

ISBN: 9780717149964

Category: Managerial accounting

Page: 304

View: 9491

This text presents strategic and traditional management accounting topics and, where appropriate, revision questions will compare approaches of both methods. Beginning with learning objectives, each chapter is example driven, introducing basic concepts and leading to more complex examples.

Foundations of Economics

Author: Andrew Gillespie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198739885


Page: 688

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Is there more the government could do to help the UK economy grow faster? What will happen to house prices in the future? Is competition good for consumers? An understanding of economics will not just help you to understand the world around you, it will also help you to make sense of the issues that directly affect you. Foundations of Economics is an essential introduction to the subject designed specifically with undergraduate students in mind. The author's highly accessible and engaging writing style is combined with a wealth of questions, examples, reflection points, and case studies to ensure students fully understand key topics, and are able to develop and apply their knowledge throughout. The book is divided into two clear parts to help students navigate and connect the main principles of economics. Part one focuses on microeconomics and individual markets, by analysing topics such as demand, supply, costs, competition, and the free market. This ensures students have a sound grasp of the key microeconomic theories underpinning the subject. The second part of the book then tackles macroeconomic issues and the wider economy, by exploring contemporary topics including fiscal policy, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and international trade. The fourth edition offers increased coverage of European and international issues, including more comparative examples between the UK and other global economies and two new sections on the role of the European Central bank and on austerity. To further build the accessibility of the book more step-by-step numerical examples have been included to demonstrate the application of theory, as well as additional real-world case studies of varied lengths, including some longer end of chapter cases that enable students to test and apply their understanding in more detail. The book offers a wealth of carefully designed learning tools to build a sound knowledge of economics in a step-by-step approach. Both accessible and comprehensive, this is must-read textbook for those looking to understand more about a subject that has a real and significant impact on our day-to-day lives. Foundations of Economics is accompanied by a fully integrated Online Resource Centre, offering a range of supporting materials for students and registered lecturers. For students: - A regularly updated author's blog provides discussion of current economic issues allowing you to place your learning in context. - Revise each unit using the multiple choice questions designed to enhance your understanding and flag up any gaps in your knowledge. - Visual walkthroughs talk you through key concepts. - Additional advanced material helps you to build upon your knowledge of the topics discussed in the textbook. - Test your understanding of key micro and macroeconomics terms with the interactive flashcard glossaries. - An additional online chapter on business strategy provides material on broader business issues, such as PESTEL and SWOT analysis. - Useful web links have been included to aid research and understanding. - Comprehensive solutions to the 'put it into practice' questions. For registered lecturers: - Use the adaptable PowerPoint slides as the basis for lecture presentations, or as hand-outs in class. - A comprehensive Instructor's manual includes answers to the end-of-unit questions together with suggestions for activities, and answers to the Case Study, Put into Practice, and Economics in Context boxes. - A customizable bank of questions is available to download and test your students.

Ethics in Accounting: A Decision-Making Approach

Author: Gordon Klein

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1118939034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9319

This book provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and thought-provoking examination of the ethical issues encountered by accountants working in the industry, public practice, nonprofit service, and government. Gordon Klein’s, Ethics in Accounting: A Decision-Making Approach, helps students understand all topics commonly prescribed by state Boards of Accountancy regarding ethics literacy. Ethics in Accounting can be utilized in either a one-term or two-term course in Accounting Ethics. A contemporary focus immerses readers in real world ethical questions with recent trending topics such as celebrity privacy, basketball point-shaving, auditor inside trading, and online dating. Woven into chapters are tax-related issues that address fraud, cheating, confidentiality, contingent fees and auditor independence. Duties arising in more commonplace roles as internal auditors, external auditors, and tax practitioners are, of course, examined as well.

Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Analysis

Author: Jennifer Maynard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198745311


Page: 936

View: 4674

Are you looking for an engaging, decision-focussed approach to financial reporting that encourages students to develop their interpretative skills? Building on the success of the first edition, this textbook takes a 'how, why, what' approach to financial accounting, interwoven in each chapter. From chapter one, students understand how financial information is prepared and presented, why it is prepared and presented in this way, and what the resulting financial information means for users. Designed for students taking a step beyond their introductory financial accounting training, the textbook equips them with all the key tools they will require when they enter professional practice. Reflective of the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS), this textbook delivers concise, clear explanations of all the key issues in accounting standards that students need to know. Content maps to professional accounting body syllabi, making this the perfect choice for accounting courses which offer exemptions. Chapters are rich with 3 types of examples to enhance understanding: - Illustrative examples of real-world situations; - Worked examples demonstrating the calculation of figures required for financial statements; - Extracts from company annual reports demonstrate how the theory relates to financial reporting in practice. More engaging, more balanced, and more applied than other offerings, this is exactly the textbook your financial reporting students need! An extensive Online Resource Centre accompanies the textbook and includes: For students: DT Solutions to all the end-of-chapter questions in the book including walkthroughs of solutions to key questions; DT Additional graded questions including professional body questions; DT Additional interpretative case studies based on real-life companies; DT A guided tour through a company report DT Specific study skills tips for accounting students For lecturers: DT Customisable PowerPoint slides DT Solutions to all the additional online questions DT Outline solutions to the interpretative case studies DT Group discussion questions

Financial Accounting

A Global Approach

Author: Sidney J. Gray,Belverd E. Needles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395839867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 599

View: 9876

This international adaptation of Bel Needles' best-selling Financial Accounting, 5/e incorporates international accounting standards and examples and provides an unmatched global approach to how business people use financial accounting information.

Financial statement analysis

a new approach

Author: Baruch Lev

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 2443

Accounting for Value

Author: Stephen Penman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231521855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9709

Accounting for Value teaches investors and analysts how to handle accounting in evaluating equity investments. The book's novel approach shows that valuation and accounting are much the same: valuation is actually a matter of accounting for value. Laying aside many of the tools of modern finance the cost-of-capital, the CAPM, and discounted cash flow analysis Stephen Penman returns to the common-sense principles that have long guided fundamental investing: price is what you pay but value is what you get; the risk in investing is the risk of paying too much; anchor on what you know rather than speculation; and beware of paying too much for speculative growth. Penman puts these ideas in touch with the quantification supplied by accounting, producing practical tools for the intelligent investor. Accounting for value provides protection from paying too much for a stock and clues the investor in to the likely return from buying growth. Strikingly, the analysis finesses the need to calculate a "cost-of-capital," which often frustrates the application of modern valuation techniques. Accounting for value recasts "value" versus "growth" investing and explains such curiosities as why earnings-to-price and book-to-price ratios predict stock returns. By the end of the book, Penman has the intelligent investor thinking like an intelligent accountant, better equipped to handle the bubbles and crashes of our time. For accounting regulators, Penman also prescribes a formula for intelligent accounting reform, engaging with such controversial issues as fair value accounting.

Management Accounting

A Strategic Approach

Author: Wayne J. Morse,James Richard Davis,Al L. Hartgraves

Publisher: South-Western Pub

ISBN: 9780324119978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 644

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Taking a much more strategic approach, the focus, of this book, is on the full range of cost drivers within the value chain rather than on just the distinctions between product/non-product costs and unit-variable/fixed costs.Specially designed for managerial accountants, this updated edition thoroughly integrates issues that have emerged during the past ten years. By taking a value chain approach and stressing management accounting as an employee and management empowerment tool, the content is relevant, interesting, and usable for those whose primary concerns are something more than financial reporting.

Accounting Information Systems

Author: Dasaratha V. Rama,Frederick L. Jones

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780324314410

Category: Accounting

Page: 684

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The purpose of this text is to help students develop a strong conceptual foundation in accounting information systems (AIS) that can serve as a basis for lifelong learning. The texta s approach has emerged from the authorsa extensive experience gained through teaching the AIS course at multiple institutions. This text is a flexible resource that can be adapted to meet the varying needs of different students, faculty, and institutions. Using a business process approach, this text (a) provides a strong conceptual foundation in accounting systems and control, (b) enables students to use this foundation in developing and evaluating accounting applications and in problem solving, and (c) presents information in a way that facilitates student learning. Throughout the text, the authors emphasize the relevance of the content to accountants and the roles they play as designer, user and evaluator of information systems. The text provides numerous problem-solving aids to help students develop skills in documenting and analyzing transaction cycles and AIS data, identifying risks and controls, using accounting applications, and designing and evaluating AIS. A set of core cases used throughout the text for illustration and assignments assists integration. A comprehensive case at the end of the text gives students further opportunity to demonstrate understanding. A supplement is available to help students learn how a relational database (MS Access) can be used to implement an AIS.

Accounting and Finance for Managers

A Decision-Making Approach

Author: Matt Bamber,Simon Parry

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749469145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 8576

Accounting and Finance for Managers is specifically designed for the needs of MBA, EMBA and MA Business and Management students. It includes worked examples throughout the chapters, as well as real-world scenarios and full exercises at the end of each chapter. The book also includes 'Expert view' notes, which encourage students to think more broadly and present them with further issues to consider. For lecturers, the book begins with an indication of how the course material throughout the book might be divided over different time periods. Providing coverage of basic bookkeeping, readers will learn how to interpret financial statements and grasp underlying theory, interpret a cash budget and identify potential problems, identify appropriate pricing strategies to fit different markets and products/services and incorporate financial evaluation into operational decision making and problem solving. Online supporting resources for this book include bonus chapters covering topics such as cash flow, investment decisions and business planning, and lecture slides for each chapter.

Accounting For Dummies

Author: John A. Tracy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119245680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 7922

Open the books on accounting with this friendly guide Want to make sense of accounting basics but don't know where to begin? This new edition of Accounting For Dummies helps you speak your accountant's language with ease—minimizing confusion as you maximize profits. Written in plain English, it quickly gets you up to speed on how to manage inventory, report income and expenses for private or public companies, evaluate profit margins, analyze business strengths and weaknesses, manage budgets for a better bottom line, and so much more. Whether you're a small business owner, a manager with budget responsibilities, or just want to understand your 401(k) statements, this friendly guide helps you get a handle on all those columns of numbers—without losing your cool. From tips for getting the most out of reading a financial report to ways to analyze and manage profit—and everything in between—it gives you the jargon-free introduction to accounting you need to make sense of those numbers. Get the scoop on accounting basics and standards Read and understand financial statements with ease Report income and expenses for public or private sectors Create great financials and boost your bottom line If the thought of accounting gives you anxiety, you're in luck! Accounting For Dummies is your no-nonsense ticket to success!

The Accounting Game

Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand

Author: Darrell Mullis,Judith Orloff

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 140223161X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 7897

"Fantastic Learning Tool...Don't let this book title fool you. It is not an oversimplification of accounting and financial principles. It is, however, a serious and very effective examination of a very small but progressively complex business. There are not many books available on the market that make a complex and dry subject understandable and even fun. This book successfully does just that." -Amazon Reviewer The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics The world of accounting can be intimidating. Whether you're a manager, business owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you've likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting...but baffled by complicated accounting books. What if learning accounting could be as simple and fun as running a child's lemonade stand? It can. The Accounting Game presents financial information in a format so simple and so unlike a common accounting textbook, you may forget you're learning key skills that will help you get ahead! Using the world of a child's lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, this book makes a dry subject fun and understandable. As you run your stand, you'll begin to understand and apply financial terms and concepts like assets, liabilities, earnings, inventory and notes payable, plus: --Interactive format gives you hands-on experience --Color-coded charts and worksheets help you remember key terms --Step-by-step process takes you from novice to expert with ease --Fun story format speeds retention of essential concepts --Designed to apply what you learn to the real world The revolutionary approach of The Accounting Game takes the difficult subjects of accounting and business finance and makes them something you can easily learn, understand, remember and use! "The game approach makes the subject matter most understandable. I highly recommend it to anyone frightened by either numbers or accountants." -John Hernandis, Director of Corporate Communications, American Greetings

Accounting Education for the 21st Century

The Global Challenges

Author: Jane O. Burns,Belverd E. Needles

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483299244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 516

View: 3538

Accounting practice, whether in business or government, is more dynamic, more complex, and addresses a wider array of issues than it did as little as five years ago. Significant and rapid social, political, technological and economic changes are taking place in the world economy and it is increasingly recognised that accountants in all countries play a key role in the process of economic development. Accounting education is undergoing a thorough review on a worldwide basis and major developments are taking place to produce quality accounting education that can keep pace with dramatic world change. This book provides an up-to-date view of the state of accounting education throughout the world and focusses on the global challenges facing accounting education as we approch the millenium.

Smart Specialisation

Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy

Author: Dominique Foray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 104

View: 6986

This is the first book on a new policy approach that has been widely adopted in Europe and beyond. It analyses the concept of smart specialisation and discuss the need for smart specialisation strategies, explains why the approach is new and different from more standard policy processes and explores what are the conditions for successful implementation. Smart Specialisation: Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation Policy describes the origin of the concept, explains when a smart specialisation policy is necessary, provides a detailed analysis of the design principles of the policy and discuss the pertinence of this approach according to regional development levels. Finally the book discuss the practical implementation phase of the process – based on the first feedback acquired from certain regions engaged in the preparation of their smart specialisation strategy. The book is original in that it provides the first full analysis of smart specialisation strategies both at theoretical and practical levels. It has been written at the critical period of the implementation of smart specialisation strategies in every region in Europe. The fact that the EU has adopted smart specialisation as a mandatory principle for every region and member states will make this book well received by and very useful for: i) policy makers in regional and national administrations in Europe, ii) policy makers in other parts of the world who are in charge of regional policy and have heard about the concept, iii) consultants, analysts? and experts who are active on the "markets for smart specialisation diagnosis and expertise", iv) scholars, researchers and graduate students working in the field of regional studies, technology policy and geography of innovation.

College Accounting

A Practical Approach

Author: Jeffrey Slater,Mike Deschamps

Publisher: What's New in Accounting

ISBN: 9780134729312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 8982

Accounting concepts and procedures -- Debits and credits: analyzing and recording business transactions -- Beginning the accounting cycle -- The accounting cycle continued -- The accounting cycle completed -- Banking procedures and control of cash -- Calculating pay and recording payroll taxes : the beginning of the payroll process -- Paying the payroll, depositing payroll taxes, and filing the required quarterly and annual tax forms : the conclusion of the payroll process -- Sales and cash receipts -- Purchases and cash payments -- 10A Appendix: special journals with problem material -- Preparing a worksheet for a merchandise company -- Completion of the accounting cycle for a merchandise company -- Accounting for bad debts -- Notes receivable and notes payable -- Accounting for merchandise inventory -- Accounting for property, plant, equipment, and intangible assets -- Partnership -- Corporations : organizations and stock -- Corporations : stock values, dividends, treasury stocks, and retained earnings -- Corporations and bonds payable -- Statement of cash flows -- Analyzing financial statements -- The voucher system -- Departmental accounting -- Manufacturing accounting

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