Accounting Simplified

Series
Financial Times
Author
Hilary Fortes  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
672
Pub.-date
October 2010
ISBN13
9780273734468
ISBN
0273734466
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Description

Accounting Simplified is a step-by-step introduction to financial accounting written in plain simple language. Taking students from the very basics to the elementary principles of management accounting, the text emphasises the real-world application of accounting methods and the importance of practising skills in order to reinforce learning. Drawing on years of experience as a university lecturer marking student exam papers, the author uses plenty of worked examples to set out the details of each topic before providing self-test questions for quick revision.

Features

·         Broad coverage showing how to prepare, read and interpret cash flow budgets, profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and more.

·         Emphasises how accounting methods are used in practice, from double-entry book-keeping to the basics of cost and management accounting.

·         Includes worked examples and over 200 self-test questions with detailed worked solutions.

·         Features dedicated revision chapters specially-designed to recap key concepts.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

1: Introduction to accounting
2: Double entry
3: Ledger accounts
4: Cash book
5: Bank reconciliation
6: Petty cash book
7: Value added tax
8: Purchases and returns day books
9: Sales and returns day books
10: Control accounts
11: Accruals and prepayments
12: Depreciation
13: Bad debts
14: The journal
15: Trial balance
16: Errors and suspense accounts
17: Revision
18: The valuation of stock
19: Trading account
20: Profit and loss account
21: Manufacturing account
22: Balance sheet
23: Revision
24: Incomplete records
26: Partnerships
27: Non-profit making organisations
28: Limited liability companies
29: Company financial reports
30: Revision
31: Cash flow statements
32: Analysis of financial statements – an introduction
33: Introduction to cost accounting
34: Break-even analysis
35: Budgeting
36: Standard costing
37: Revision
38: Investment appraisal
39: Revision
40: Computerised accounting
41: International accounting – the future

Appendix 1: Self-test answers
Appendix 2: Present value table

Index

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Accounting Simplified is a step-by-step introduction to financial accounting written in plain simple language. Taking students from the very basics to the elementary principles of management accounting, the text emphasises the real-world application of accounting methods and the importance of practising skills in order to reinforce learning.

 

Drawing on years of experience as a university lecturer marking student exam papers, the author uses plenty of worked examples to set out the details of each topic before providing self-test questions for quick revision.

 

Working through Accounting Simplified will help you:

·         Learn how to prepare, read and interpret cash flow budgets, profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and more.

·         Appreciate how accounting methods are used in practice, from double-entry book-keeping to the basics of cost and management accounting.

·         Try out your new skills on over 200 self-test questions and check your answers against detailed worked solutions.

·         Prepare for exams with dedicated revision chapters specially-designed to recap key concepts.

 

Visit the student companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/fortes to find additional practice exam questions (including hints to help you complete them) and the latest advice from chief examiners on how to do well in your exams.

 

Accounting Simplified is a straightforward introduction to financial accounting suitable for AQA, Edexcel and  OCR A level students and those studying for intermediate professional accounting programmes with AAT, ABE, ACCA, CIPFA and IFA.

 

Dr Hilary J Fortes is a lecturer, examiner and Chartered Accountant (SA). He has taught extensively in Europe, India, America and South Africa and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa) and the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants. He feels passionately about the need for accounting students to read, study and absorb concepts before reinforcing their learning through practice and revision.

Author

Dr Hilary J Fortes is a lecturer, examiner and Chartered Accountant (SA). He has taught extensively in the UK, continental Europe, India, America and South Africa and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa) and the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants. He feels passionately about the need for accounting students to read, study and absorb concepts before reinforcing their learning through practice and revision.


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