Accounting and Finance for Non-Specialists with MyAccountingLab 7th edition

Series
Financial Times
Author
Peter Atrill / Eddie McLaney  
Publisher
FT Prentice Hall
Cover
Softcover
Edition
7
Language
English
Pub.-date
December 2010
ISBN13
9780273745969
ISBN
0273745964
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Description

Peter Atrill and Eddie McLaney's Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists is an accessible introduction to accounting and finance for non-major students. Using minimal jargon, the authors introduce topics gradually, examining basic principles and underlying concepts before demonstrating how accounting statements and financial information can be used to improve business decision-making. Reflecting this practical emphasis, the text includes numerous extracts – with commentary – from company reports, survey data and other sources.

Features

Fully updated and revised, this seventh edition continues to provide a practical, student-centred introduction for anyone new to accounting and finance. Working through the features of the book allows you to:

  • Explore the real-world application of accounting and finance principles through extracts from newspapers and company reports.
  • Check and apply your understanding by completing integrated activities and comprehensive self-assessment questions (all with answers).
  • Develop your ability to critically evaluate core concepts by tackling short review exercises (with solutions).
  • Reinforce your knowledge by tackling more advanced exercises delivered online.
  • Appreciate the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction to accounting and finance

Measuring and reporting financial position

Measuring and reporting financial performance

Accounting for limited companies

Measuring and reporting cash flows

Analysing and interpreting financial statements

Cost-volume-profit analysis

Full costing

Budgeting

Making capital investment decisions

Financing a business

Managing working capital

Appendices

Glossary

Index

Back Cover

Peter Atrill and Eddie McLaney's Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists is an accessible introduction to accounting and finance for non-major students. Using minimal jargon, the authors introduce topics gradually, examining basic principles and underlying concepts before demonstrating how accounting statements and financial information can be used to improve business decision-making. Reflecting this practical emphasis, the text includes numerous extracts – with commentary – from company reports, survey data and other sources.

Fully updated and revised, this seventh edition continues to provide a practical, student-centred introduction for anyone new to accounting and finance. Working through the features of the book allows you to:

  • Explore the real-world application of accounting and finance principles through extracts from newspapers and company reports.
  • Check and apply your understanding by completing integrated activities and comprehensive self-assessment questions (all with answers).
  • Develop your ability to critically evaluate core concepts by tackling short review exercises (with solutions).
  • Reinforce your knowledge by tackling more advanced exercises delivered online.
  • Appreciate the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

MyAccountingLab

Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists is fully supported by MyAccountingLab, a state of the art online learning resource providing opportunities to:

  • Test your understanding of key topics with problems generated from a range of different variables, practising over and over again until you get things right. 
  • Generate a personalised study plan highlighting areas where you most need to improve to enhance your study efficiency.
  • Check definitions of key terms using glossary flashcards and watch animated descriptions of key concepts.
  • Annotate, highlight and bookmark a complete electronic version of the text.

Visit www.myaccountinglab.com to access these valuable resources. See inside the book for more information on how to register. 

Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author working with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. He was previously Head of Business and Management at the University of Plymouth Business School.

Eddie McLaney is Visiting Fellow in Accounting and Finance at the University of Plymouth.

Author

Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author working with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. He was previously Head of Business and Management at the University of Plymouth Business School.

Eddie McLaney is Visiting Fellow in Accounting and Finance at the University of Plymouth.