Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting : A Concepts-Based Introduction

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Financial accounting is a key building block to understanding accounting more generally. This textbook helps students to understand the concepts that underpin the application of accounting theory to solve accounting problems. This international edition includes extracts from financial statements, definitions of key terms and exam examples. Unlike other textbooks, the author provides analysis of why accountants do what they do and not just how. With such a wealth of accounting models and diagrams intertwined with this analysis, this book guides the reader through all the practicalities and concepts of financial accounting. Questions, exercises and problems provide an opportunity to put this new-found knowledge into practice along the way. This book is an essential guide for students new to accountancy and financing, and an equally useful tool for more experienced students and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 622 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 33.02mm | 1,020.58g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 68 black & white illustrations, 573 black & white tables, 68 black & white line drawings
  • 1138844977
  • 9781138844971
  • 1,550,471

About David Kolitz

David Kolitz is Professor of Accounting at The University of Exeter, UKshow more

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'Written in a very friendly, easy-to-read style, this excellent financial accounting text will suit beginners as well as more experienced learners. Comprehensive and up-to-date, it enables readers to explore different angles of financial reporting. It makes good use of a number of relevant contemporary examples, which helps with maintaining student motivation.' - Dr Petros Vourvachis, Lecturer in Financial Accounting, Loughborough University, UKshow more

Table of contents

Part 1: A Conceptual Overview 1. The Accounting Environment 2. Fundamental Accounting Concepts 3. The Accounting Equation and the Analysis of Transactions Part 2: The Accounting Process 4. Recording External Transactions 5. Recording Internal Transactions 6. Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements 7. Closing Entries Part 3: The Accounting Process Explained 8. Purchase and Sale Transactions 9. Analysis Journals Part 4: Recognition and Measurement of the Elements of the Financial Statements 10. Property, Plant and Equipment 11. Inventory and Cost of Sales 12. Accounts Receivable 13. Cash and Bank 14. Accounts Payable 15. Owner's Equity and Non-Current Liabilities Part 5: Entity Forms 16. Partnerships 17. Companies Part 6: Sundry Topics 18. Statement of Cash Flows 19. Analysis of Financial Statements 20. Non-Business Entities 21. Incomplete Recordsshow more

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