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Accounting for Business

Second Edition

Peter Scott

December 2015

ISBN: 9780198719861

560 pages
Paperback
246x171mm

In Stock

Price: £45.99

A refreshingly clear introduction to those core accounting topics that non-specialist students need to master. Designed to help students learn key principles, reinforce understanding, and apply accounting concepts to real business decisions, it is an ideal first stepping stone into the world of accounting.

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A refreshingly clear introduction to those core accounting topics that non-specialist students need to master. Designed to help students learn key principles, reinforce understanding, and apply accounting concepts to real business decisions, it is an ideal first stepping stone into the world of accounting.

  • Offers full coverage of key accounting concepts in an authoritative manner whilst remaining sensitive to the needs of non-specialist students by using a straightforward writing style and crystal clear explanations.
  • Extensive use of real world examples and learning features covering well-known companies that clearly demonstrates the relevance and application of accounting techniques to real world business situations.
  • A brand new online learning and assessment tool, Dashboard, makes this a complete solution for teaching and learning accounting. The Dashboard course offers a test bank of over 500 ready-to-use questions, tailored specifically to this text, which can be automatically graded to cut down time spent marking.
  • An online workbook that is fully integrated with every chapter is available with this text giving students numerous opportunities to revisit, reinforce and revise their understanding.

New to this edition

  • Additional real-world examples to demonstrate how accounting principles are used in everyday organisations
  • Additional end of chapter questions with new grading system so students can track their progress as they move forward
  • Increased coverage of accounting standards and ethics
  • New web links feature added to the Online Resource Centre

About the Author(s)

Peter Scott, Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, De Montfort University

Peter Scott is a Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He An undergraduate personal tutor, he has been awarded a Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award on four occasions following nominations by his students. Prior to De Montfort, Peter trained with Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants, where he also gained post qualification experience, before moving into industry at Ashfield Holdings Plc. Peter has presented various academic papers on the subject of auditing at several conferences in the UK, and has jointly authored published papers in refereed journals. He has also undertaken writing assignments for the ACCA, CIMA and the CIES International University Network (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland).

Table of Contents

    Financial accounting
    1: Introduction to accounting
    2: The statement of financial position
    3: The income statement
    4: The statement of cash flows
    5: Business organisations and the financing of business
    6: Ratio analysis: profitability, efficiency and performance
    7: Liquidity, working capital and long-term solvency
    Management accounting
    8: Costing
    9: Relevant costs, marginal costing and decision making
    10: Standard costing and variance analysis
    11: Budgeting
    12: Capital investment appraisal

Reviews

Review from previous edition In my opinion the clarity and style of writing are exemplary and are indicative of first class tutoring. - Mark Whitford, Canterbury Christ Church University

I think the online workbook is a fantastic tool in which you can test your understanding of the accounting concepts. - Adam Horton, student at Brunel University

Additional Resources

An Online Resource Centre accompanies the textbook and includes:
For students:
- Online workbook
- Self-test questions
- Answers to end of chapter questions

For lecturers:
- PowerPoint slides
- Test bank
- Group tutorial exercises
- Lecture examples and solutions
- Lecture examination questions and answers

The Dashboard page offers a test bank of over 500 ready-to-use questions, tailored specifically to this text, which can be automatically graded to cut down time spent marking.

Dashboard also offers students numerous opportunities to revisit, reinforce and revise their understanding, through the provision of an online workbook fully integrated with the chapter material.