Introduction to Accounting and Finance 2e

Series
Financial Times
Author
Geoff Black  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
432
Pub.-date
November 2008
ISBN13
9780273711629
ISBN
0273711628
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Introduction to Accounting and Finance has been written to offer as clear an explanation as possible of a subject that many students find demanding. Avoiding any unnecessary technical detail, it nonetheless covers all key areas in a student-friendly manner, reinforced by a wealth of practical illustrations and questions.

Features

  • Concise and logically structured
  • Attractive four-colour design aids navigation
  • Extensive coverage of all introductory accounting topics, with every question and case study answered within the book
  • Real world examples such as Tesco and Sainsbury bring the subject to life
  • A 'running' case study allows students to see the theory of accounting and finance put into practice
  • References to websites enable students to obtain the latest company information and data to support their learning
  • 'Did you know?' and 'Pause for thought' boxes apply theory explained within the text to real-life companies and situations
  • Extensive pedagogy including practice exam papers.
  • New to this Edition

    • Fully integrated use of International terminology and standards
    • new section on the harmonisation of accounting standards
    • More examples, particularly demonstrating day to day accounting processes
    • Ensure dated or irrelevant sections are reduced/removed e.g. club accounts
    • More real world cases included where applicable
    • Additional questions within the text

    Supplements

    Fully supported by MyAccountingLab

     

    Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements 

    1. The background to accounting
    2. Recording financial transactions
    3. Applying controls and concepts to financial information
    4. The profit and loss account and balance sheet
    5. A further look at assets and liabilities
    6. Revision chapter (1)
    7. Accounting and financing of multi-owner organisations
    8. Incomplete records and club accounts
    9. Cash flow: past and future
    10. Making sense of financial statements       
    11. Revision chapter (2)
    12. An introduction to management accounting
    13. Absorption costing and marginal costing
    14.  Product costing
    15.  Break-even and cost-volume-profit analysis
    16. Budgeting
    17.  Investment appraisal
    18.  Revision chapter (3)

    Appendix 1: Answers to self-check questions
    Appendix 2: Answers to self-study questions
    Appendix 3: Answers to case study questions
    Appendix 4: Answers to practice examination papers 1, 2 & 3
    Index

    Back Cover

    The fully updated second edition of Introduction to Accounting and Finance has been written to offer as clear an explanation as possible of a subject that many students find demanding. Avoiding any unnecessary technical detail, it nonetheless covers all key areas in a student-friendly manner, reinforced by a wealth of practical illustrations and questions.
    International Financial Reporting Standards have been used throughout
    the book, and extracts have been included from the very latest company reports to illustrate essential changes and impacts.

    Key features:

    • Concise and logically structured
    • Attractive four-colour design aids navigation
    • Extensive coverage of all introductory accounting topics, with every question and case study answered within the book
    • Real world examples such as Tesco and Sainsbury bring the subject to life
    • A 'running' case study allows students to see the theory of accounting and finance put into practice
    • References to websites enable students to obtain the latest company information and data to support their learning
    • 'Did you know?' and 'Pause for thought' boxes apply theory explained within the text to real-life companies and situations
    • Extensive pedagogy including practice exam papers.

    The text is supported by MyAccountingLab, a completely new type of educational resource. MyAccountingLab complements student learning by presenting the user with a study plan that adapts and customises to the student's individual requirements as they progress through online tests.
    Students can also practise problems before taking tests, and because most of these are algorithmically driven, they can practise over and over again without repetition. Additionally, students have access to an eBook, animated guides to various key topics, and guided solutions, all of which are designed to help them overcome the most difficult concepts.
    Both students and lecturers have access to gradebooks that allow them to track progress, and lecturers will have the ability to create new tests and activities using the large number of problems available in the question database.

    Introduction to Accounting and Finance is ideal for business, finance and
    accounting students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

    Geoff Black is a chartered accountant and a principal lecturer at Harper Adams University College. He has also been Chief Examiner for a major UK examining board for many years. Formerly head of professional accountancy courses at Anglia Business School, Cambridge, he is the author of several textbooks, including Students’ Guide to Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards.

    Author

    Geoff Black is a chartered accountant and a principal lecturer at Harper Adams University College. He has also been Chief Examiner for a major UK examining board for many years. Formerly head of professional accountancy courses at Anglia Business School, Cambridge, he is the author of several textbooks, including Students’ Guide to Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards.