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Accounting: A Smart Approach

Third Edition

Mary Carey, Cathy Knowles, and Jane Towers-Clark

April 2017

ISBN: 9780198745136

496 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £45.99

Engaging and lively, clear and practical, this is the most applied accounting for non-specialists book whose fully integrated case study emphasises the relevance of accounting to the world of business.

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Engaging and lively, clear and practical, this is the most applied accounting for non-specialists book whose fully integrated case study emphasises the relevance of accounting to the world of business.

  • A fully integrated case study at the heart of the book brings accounting to life, engaging students and clearly demonstrating the relevance of accounting in a business context.
  • Ample practice material, both in the book and on the Online Resource Centre, allows students to check and test their understanding of key principles at every step of their learning.
  • End of part case studies and frequent Ponder Points complement the Smart case study by encouraging students to consider topics in other contexts.
  • An Online Resource Centre offering students additional practice questions, MCQs, and a flashcard glossary. Lecturers are supported with PowerPoint slides, a test bank, assessment guide, solutions to the case study questions from the text, and additional cases for use in class.

New to this edition

  • Two additional chapters introduce students to the basic principles of double entry bookkeeping
  • Fully refreshed end of part case studies

About the Author(s)

Mary Carey, Formerly Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Finance, Oxford Brookes University, Cathy Knowles, Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Finance, Oxford Brookes University, and Jane Towers-Clark, Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Oxford Brookes University

Mary Carey was formerly a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, lecturing in financial accounting and taxation and has a great deal of experience in delivering accounting courses for non-accounting students. She originally trained as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton, London. Mary currently acts as an advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Cathy Knowles is Principal Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at Oxford Brookes University. She is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant and has worked in industry in various Management Accounting posts before joining Oxford Brookes. Cathy has mainly taught on management accounting modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is currently an external examiner for the University of Lincoln.

Jane Towers-Clark is Head of Accounting, Finance, and Economics at Oxford Brookes University. Jane trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young in London, going on to work in Singapore and Australia as a lecturer and auditor before returning to the UK. She is currently undertaking her Doctorate in Education at UCL, University of London.

Table of Contents

    Part One: Financial Accounting
    1: The Cash Budget
    2: Introduction to the Statement of Profit or Loss
    3: Balancing the Basics
    4: Accounting for Depreciation and Bad Debts
    5: Company Finance
    6: Company Accounts
    7: The Statement of Cash Flows
    8: Interpreting Financial Statements
    9: Capital Structure and Investment Ratios
    Part Two: Management Accounting
    10: Costs and Break-even Analysis
    11: Absorption and Activity-based Costing
    12: Budgeting
    13: Pricing and Costs
    14: Short-term Decision Making
    15: Investment Appraisal Techniques
    16: Performance Measurement
    Part Three: Double-entry Bookkeeping
    17: Introduction to Double-entry Bookkeeping I
    18: Double-entry Bookkeeping II

Additional Resources

The book is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre that features:

For Students:
Flashcard glossary
Multiple choice questions
Additional practice questions with answers
Tables from the text

For Lecturers:
Solutions to end-of-part case studies
Additional end-of-part case studies (with solutions)
Assessment guide
PowerPoint presentations
Test bank