'Introduction to Accounting' is the most practical introductory book for accounting and finance students, packed with supportive learning features and both worked and real life examples, and accompanied by a wealth of online resources.
Peter Scott, Former Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, De Montfort University
Peter Scott held the position of Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University until 2016, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He was an undergraduate personal tutor and was 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).
"With its clear, logical structure, stimulating exercises, and user-friendly feel, this is an excellent text that will really make a difference to students' learning." - Dr Androniki Triantafylli, Queen Mary University of London
"The author has done a marvellous job - he approaches this subject with a passion and enthusiasm that keeps the reader engaged and focused throughout. I will certainly be recommending that my students buy this book!" - Dr Anwar Halari, The Open University
The text is supported by online resources (provided via an ARC and via Dashboard, an online assessment and homework platform) to help students take their learning further.
For students, through the online student workbook:
- Interactive Multiple Choice Questions for revising key topics;
- Numerical exercises for practising the calculation of accounting information from given sets of data;
- 'Go back over this again' features containing a mix of further examples, written exercises, true or false questions, and annotated accounting information to help consolidate learning and revise or revisit concepts;
- 'Show me how to do it' narrated video presentations that provide practical demonstrations of dealing with more complex accounting tasks;
- Web links for primary source material and articles through which readers can learn more about the companies and organizations discussed in the book.
For lecturers who have subscribed to Dashboard:
- Quizzes. A test bank of over 500 ready-to-use questions, tailored specifically to the book's content, giving lecturers the flexibility they need to manage, set and develop quizzes tailored to their course, and automatically graded to save time marking;
- Gradebook. Automatically grades student responses to quizzes, while its visual heat maps provide at-a-glance information about student achievement and engagement;
- Course content. Additional material to support teaching, including a large double-entry case study, PowerPoint slides, and more examples and solutions;
- Communication. Lecturers can share course news, spark a class discussion, or email students with course information, all through the communication tab.
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