Accounting: What the Numbers Mean, 6e, by Marshall/McManus/Viele is written to meet the needs of those students who will not be accountants but who do need to understand accounting, the language of business, in order to effectively participate in activities such as planning, control, and decision- making. Marshall takes readers through the basics: what accounting information is, what it means, and how it is used. In using this text, students examine financial statements and discover what they do and do not communicate. This enables them to gain the crucial decision-making and problem-solving skills they need in order to succeed in a professional environment.
Accounting: What The Numbers Mean, 5e, was written to meet the needs of non-accountants who want a basic understanding of financial statements, and who want to learn how to use accounting information in the financial decision-making process. The reader is introduced to basic concepts supporting financial statements and managerial accounting information. Students learn what financial statements do and do not communicate. A complete annual report is included in the appendix.
The Power of Accounting: What the Numbers Mean and How to Use Them provides a highly readable text for non-financial managers. It explores accounting’s uses and limitations in the management process. The text is intended for users of accounting information as opposed to preparers. It focuses on aiding the reader in understanding what accounting numbers mean, what they do not mean, when and how they can be used for decision making and planning and when they cannot. The book discusses the importance of accounting information in the economy and the fact that accounting numbers are often the result of estimates and arbitrary allocations. It also includes a cautionary word about the imprecise use of terminology often found in accounting and financial literature.
The new edition of this successful Australian adaptation retains a practical balance between accounting theory and practice. Taking a transaction analysis approach it is ideally suited for the one-semester introductory accounting unit.
Designed for non-majors, Accounting: What the Numbers Mean, guides students through the basics: what accounting information is, how it is developed, how it is used, and what it means. Financial statements are examined to learn what they do and do not communicate, enhancing the student’s decision-making and problem-solving abilities from a user perspective. This approach benefits a variety of non-accounting majors, including students focusing on other areas of business or nonbusiness programs such as engineering, behavioral sciences, public administration, or prelaw.
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Accounting has become known as the language of business. This new edition is written to meet the needs of those students who will not be accountants but who do need to understand accounting to learn the key language that embarks us in the business world. Marshall, the leading text in the Survey market, takes readers through the basics: what accounting information is, what it means, and how it is used. The authors help students succeed through clear and concise writing, a conceptual focus and unparalleled technology support. In using this text, students examine financial statements and discover what they do and do not communicate. This enables them to gain the crucial decision-making and problem-solving skills they need in order to succeed in a professional environment.
A user-friendly guide for managers, investors and students of business who want to be able to read, understand, interpret and use accounting information, without learning to be accountants. It describes in non-technical language everything a business person needs to know about how the numbers are created, what they mean and how they can be used. BUS001000