Accounting for Non-Accounting Students 10th Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
J.R. Dyson / Ellie Franklin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
544
Pub.-date
February 2020
ISBN13
9781292286938
ISBN
1292286938
Related Titles



Description

For undergraduate and graduate Accounting courses, as part of non-Accounting programmes.


Simplified learning of real-world accounting problems

Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, 10th Edition, by Dyson & Franklin provides real-life understanding of accounting by introducing the purpose and key ideas of financial and management accounting to students who have had little or no previous knowledge of the subject. This textbook is renowned for its clear and non-technical explanations of essential accounting techniques, in a language accessible to all. It engages with students to help them cross the bridge between classroom learning and real life, in order to improve their employment prospects when applying for jobs. The new inclusion of critical thinking questions related to most recent news stories, along with contemporary examples and business articles, allows students to explore, in classroom discussions, themes that go beyond accounting techniques, and which require them to think and develop a personal opinion.

 


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Features

Help students make sense of real-world financial issues

  • UPDATED  In this edition 80 articles (including 70 new articles) have been included as News Clips and now feature more businesses that students will immediately recognise, giving this 10th Edition greater relevance to students learning about real accounting issues.

  • REVISED Real company financial information means company reports are discussed in specifics rather than in the abstract. The use of the same company across examples provides continuity.


Enable critical thinking for enhanced employability outcomes

  • NEW – Engage students and help them cross the bridge between classroom and real life using real-life exciting business articles – such as Tesla, Netflix, Asos, Tottenham Hotspur and Amazon, as well as Patisserie Valerie and Carillion. 

  • NEW – At the end of each chapter Critical Thinking Questions have been added to use in class discussion or in homework to encourage students to form views on real world issues. Questions are based on the News Clip articles within each chapter. 


Simplified learning approach

  • NEW – To help students get familiar with the accounting terminology, this edition includes a glossary with definitions of nearly 100 key accounting concepts and terms.

  • UPDATED – A new, more colourful design inside the book provides a fresh look and feel and enlivens the text without distracting from the substantial information.

  • Handy introductions at the outset of each chapter provide context and explain to non-accountants why the chapter is important.

  • Comprehensive examples and Key Points sections to get you thinking.

  • Chapters conclude with Check your Learning sections which have numerous quizzes and questions to help students periodically recap on their learning.

 

Content refresh

  • NEW – Chapter 1 discusses personal finances and the usefulness of accounting in that context to help students set the topic in a practical context.

  • UPDATED – Chapter 2 Regulation has been simplified and updated to reflect recent regulatory changes, including references to the Conceptual Framework of Financial Reporting.

  • REVISED – Improved explanations of areas of cash flow have been included in Chapter 7 Statement of Cash Flows 

  • UPDATED – Chapter 11 on Contemporary Issues and Chapter 20 on Emerging Issues have both been refreshed.

 

Opportunities to take learning further

  • A free to access Companion Website linked to at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources provides a comprehensive range of student-learning resources, including additional questions, web links for further reading and a glossary of key terms.

 

New to this Edition

Help students make sense of real-world financial issues

  • In this edition 70 new articles have been included as News Clips and feature businesses that students will immediately recognise, giving this 10th Edition greater relevance to students learning about real accounting issues.

  • Updated for this edition, real company financial information means company reports are discussed in specifics rather than in the abstract. The use of the same company across examples provides continuity.

 

Enable critical thinking for enhanced employability outcomes

  • Engage students and help them cross the bridge between classroom and real life using real-life exciting business articles – these have been updated and now include Tesla, Netflix, Asos, Tottenham Hotspur and Amazon, as well as Patisserie Valerie and Carillion. 

  • At the end of each chapter Critical Thinking Questions have been added to use in class discussion or in homework to encourage students to form views on real world issues. Questions are based on the News Clip articles within each chapter. 


Simplified learning approach

  • To help students get familiar with the accounting terminology, this edition includes a glossary with definitions of nearly 100 key accounting concepts and terms.

 

Content refresh

  • Chapter 1 discusses the usefulness of accounting in a students' personal finances to help students set the topic in a practical context.

  • Chapter 2 Regulation has been simplified and updated to reflect recent regulatory changes, including references to the Conceptual Framework of Financial Reporting.

  • Improved explanations of areas of cash flow have been included in Chapter 7 Statement of Cash Flows. 

  • Chapter 11 on Contemporary Issues and Chapter 20 on Emerging Issues have both been refreshed.

Table of Contents

Preface 
Acknowledgements 
Abbreviations

 

Part 1 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING 
1 Accounting and the business world 
2 Accounting rules and regulations

 

Part 2 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
3 Recording data
4 Sole trader accounts
5 Company accounts
6 Other entity accounts
7 Statement of cash flows 
Case studies

 

Part 3 FINANCIAL REPORTING

8 The annual report
9 The annual accounts
10 Interpretation of accounts
11 Contemporary issues
Case studies

 

Part 4 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
12 Foundations
13 Direct costs
14 Indirect costs
15 Budgeting
16 Standard costing
17 Contribution analysis
18 Decision making
19 Capital investment
20 Emerging issues
Case studies

 

Appendices
Glossary
Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back Cover

"Everything a non-specialist accounting student needs. This latest edition is comprehensive, well-structured, easy to follow and contains plenty of all-important practice questions plus additional online resources."

David Gilding, Programme Director, Business Management, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds

 

Simplified learning of real-world accounting problems

 

Accounting for Non-Accounting Students, 10th Edition, by Dyson & Franklin provides real-life understanding of accounting by introducing you to the purpose and key ideas of financial and management accounting whether you have had little or no previous knowledge of the subject. This textbook is renowned for its clear and non-technical explanations of essential accounting techniques, in a language accessible to all. It helps you cross the bridge between classroom learning and real life, in order to improve your employment prospects when applying for jobs. The new inclusion of critical thinking questions related to the most recent news stories, along with contemporary examples and business articles, allows you to explore, in classroom discussions, themes that go beyond accounting techniques, and which require you to think and develop a personal opinion.

 

Make sense of real-world financial issues

  • NEW – In this edition 80 articles have been included as News Clips and feature businesses that you will immediately recognise, giving this 10th Edition greater relevance to students learning about real accounting issues.
  • REVISED Real company financial information means company reports are discussed in specifics rather than in the abstract. The use of the same company across examples provides continuity.

 

Enable critical thinking for enhanced employability outcomes

  • NEW – Engage and cross the bridge from the classroom and real life using real-life exciting business articles – such as Tesla, Netflix, Asos, Tottenham Hotspur and Amazon, as well as Patisserie Valerie and Carillion. 
  • NEW – At the end of each chapter Critical Thinking Questions based on News Clip articles have been added to use in class discussion or in homework to encourage students to form views on real world issues.  

 

Simplified learning approach

  • NEW – To help you get familiar with the accounting terminology, this edition includes a glossary with definitions of nearly 100 key accounting concepts and terms.

 

Opportunities to take learning further

  • A free to access Companion Website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/dyson provides a comprehensive range of student learning resources, including additional questions, and web links for further reading.

 

John R. Dyson was formerly Director of Studies of the Heriot-Watt University Management Programme, Edinburgh.

 

Ellie Franklin teaches at the Middlesex University Business School, and has worked for Barclays and Deloitte. She is a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association, where for a number of years she was a part of the Accounting Education Special Interest Group executive committee. .

 

 

Pearson, the world’s learning company.

Author

John R. Dyson was formerly Director of Studies of the Heriot-Watt University Management Programme, Edinburgh.

 

Ellie Franklin currently teaches at the Middlesex University Business School, and has worked for Barclays and Deloitte (on financial services clients such as Visa, Lazards, Tullett Prebon and the UK Government’s Export credit agency). She is a fellow at the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association, where for a number of years she was a part of the Accounting Education Special Interest Group executive committee. She has been an invited speaker at several events at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Reader Review(s)

"Everything a non-specialist accounting student needs. This latest edition is comprehensive, well-structured, easy to follow and contains plenty of all-important practice questions plus additional online resources."

David Gilding, Programme Director, Business Management, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds