Financial Accounting is a core textbook that will help your students acquire a deeper understanding of the main concepts around the discipline.
With a clear and accessible writing style, this text is an essential learning resource to support your teaching.
Written by an expert teacher in Financial Accounting, the eighth edition of this well-respected text retains all the features that have contributed to the book’s popularity: focus on the accounting equation, an even greater range of student activities throughout each chapter, a clear and accessible writing style, and extensive use of real-world case studies. With a strong emphasis on the 2018 Conceptual Framework of the International Accounting Standards Board, Financial Accounting: An Introduction guides students in understanding the ‘why’ and not just the ‘what’ of financial accounting.
Definitions and terminology are aligned with the 2018 IASB Conceptual Framework
New case studies giving examples from real-world companies
Activities aligned to each section of a chapter to encourage students to explore and consider issues from different angles
Expanded for this edition, experience-driven conversations between two managers are included throughout, updated with an even more practical emphasis
Coverage on fair value throughout
Exploration of the Strategic Report and Directors’ Report
Fully up-to-date with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Focuses on specific knowledge outcomes, with end-of-chapter self-evaluation
Questions are graded according to difficulty to test student understanding
Financial Accounting: An Introduction is a core textbook for undergraduates on Business Studies degrees, undergraduates on Accounting courses, students studying accounting for MBA and postgraduate courses, and professional courses where accounting is introduced for the first time.
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A companion website for students, containing multiple choice questions to enable you to test your knowledge
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PowerPoint slides for each chapter for lecturers
Pauline WeetmanBA, BSc (Econ), Ph.D., CA, FRSE, is Professor Emerita of Accounting at the University of Edinburgh, with extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and previous chairs held at Stirling, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde, and Glasgow Universities. She received the Distinguished Academic Award of the British Accounting Association in 2005. She has convened the examining board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and was formerly Director of Research at ICAS.