Financial Accounting for Decision Makers

Series
Pearson
Author
Peter,Atrill  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
632
Pub.-date
March 2022
ISBN13
9781292409184
ISBN
1292409185


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Description

Introduce your students to the financial accounting principles and help them develop the skills for informed decision-making.

Financial Accounting for Decision Makers, 10th edition, is the latest, updated version of this comprehensive guide to the field, focusing on how financial statements and information can be used to make successful decisions.

Features

Hallmark features of this title

Clear introduction to the key principles of financial accounting

  • Using a step-by-step approach, the text equips students with the principles and techniques they will need in their future work.
  • Regular illustrations, including a wide range of real-world example boxes, help students understand the relevance of the theory and bring essential principles to life.

Support your students' learning and revision with helpful pedagogical features

  • Regular Activity boxes and Examples enable your students to assess their progress and reinforce learning from theory to practice.
  • End-of-chapter exercises test your students’ knowledge of core ideas and develop their critical thinking.
  • The key terms, glossary, and bulleted summaries provide excellent revision aids.

New to this Edition

New and updated features of this title

Help students make sense of real accounting issues with new real-life examples

  • Updated examples show the application of contemporary theory to practice focusing on real-life issues businesses face.
  • New articles and accounts information demonstrate the various impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on prominent businesses, explaining how they have responded to pressure on their industries. Examples include BP, EasyJet, Ryanair, J.P. Morgan, and Airbus. These real examples help students understand the theory as it is actually applied in the business environment and explore how financial issues impact real businesses.

Updated content to teach your students about the role of auditing and its relevance for businesses

  • Revised and rewritten sections on auditing in Chapter 12 reflect the latest thinking about good auditing and its purpose in light of recent inquiries. Chapter 12 has also been updated with the 2020 UK Stewardship Code.

Table of Contents

BRIEF CONTENTS

Preface

How to use this book

  1. Introduction to accounting
  2. Measuring and reporting financial position
  3. Measuring and reporting financial performance
  4. Accounting for limited companies (1)
  5. Accounting for limited companies (2)
  6. Measuring and reporting cash flows
  7. Recognising and reporting assets and liabilities
  8. Analysing and interpreting financial statements (1)
  9. Analysing and interpreting financial statements (2)
  10. Reporting the financial results of groups of companies
  11. Increasing the scope of financial reporting
  12. Governing a company

    Appendix A Recording financial transactions

    Appendix B Glossary of key terms

    Appendix C Solutions to self-assessment questions

    Appendix D Solutions to critical review questions

    Appendix E Solutions to selected exercises

Index

Back Cover

‘My many students and I have used this book for years now and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a very accessible introduction to financial reporting.’ 

Dr Andrew McFaull, Deputy Programme Director of BSc Accounting and Finance, King's College London 

 

Understand financial accounting principles and techniques, and develop skills to make informed business decisions 

An accessible introduction to the subject from two highly regarded accounting authors, Financial Accounting for Decision Makers, 10th edition by Peter Atrill & Eddie McLaney focuses on the ways in which financial statements and information can be used to improve the quality of decision making. Updated with examples that show the pressure facing industries as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the book regularly illustrates the outworking of financial accounting in real business issues. It maintains a clear, friendly style throughout, and is essential reading whether you are on an accounting degree or studying financial accounting modules within other disciplines.  

Key features:  

  • Updated examples show the theory as it is applied in practice in contemporary issues facing businesses. New to this edition are examples from J.P. Morgan, BP, Airbus, and other prominent companies, explaining how they have responded to pressure on their industries due to the impacts of Covid-19. 
  • Revised and rewritten sections on auditing in Chapter 12 reflect the latest thinking about good auditing and the purpose of auditing in light of recent inquiries. Chapter 12 has also been updated with the 2020 UK Stewardship Code. 
  • Activities and exercises, many updated for this edition, enable you to reinforce learning, assess your progress, and take knowledge beyond theoretical understanding and into more practical applications. 
  • End of chapter exercises cover a range of levels, assessing knowledge of core ideas and developing critical thinking. 
  • Key terms, glossary and bulleted summaries provide excellent revision aids. 

  

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Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author who has worked with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and South-East Asia. As well as working as a business consultant, he was previously Head of Business and Management and Head of Accounting and Law at Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.  

  

Eddie McLaney is an academic author with many years’ experience of teaching Accounting and Finance. He was formerly the Accounting Subject Group Leader and Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.  

  

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Author

Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author who has worked with leading institutions in the UK, Europe, and South-East Asia. As well as working as a business consultant, he was previously Head of Business and Management and Head of Accounting and Law at Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.

Eddie McLaney is an academic author with many years of experience teaching Accounting and Finance. He was formerly the Accounting Subject Group Leader and Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth.