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Accounting: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Nobes

27 March 2014

ISBN: 9780199684311

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Accounting: A Very Short Introduction introduces terms like 'debits', 'pre-tax income' and 'goodwill'. Christopher Nobes covers all of the basic concepts of accounting and examines the main areas of accounting work, such as bookkeeping, financial reporting, auditing, and management accounting.

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Accounting: A Very Short Introduction introduces terms like 'debits', 'pre-tax income' and 'goodwill'. Christopher Nobes covers all of the basic concepts of accounting and examines the main areas of accounting work, such as bookkeeping, financial reporting, auditing, and management accounting.

  • Examines the key concepts and the main types of accounting work
  • Traces the development of accounting over the centuries
  • Examines the building blocks of financial reports, such as assets and liabilities
  • Looks at how accounting differs between countries and the importance of international standards
  • Includes a glossary of key terms
  • Part of the best selling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Christopher Nobes, Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway (University of London) and at the University of Sydney

Christopher Nobes is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is also Professor of Accounting at the University of Sydney and Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the Norwegian Business School. He has written several popular works in the area of Accounting including Pocket Accounting: The Essentials of Accounting from A to Z (4th ed Economist Books, 2001) and the Dictionary of Accounting (Penguin, 2002).

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:How accounting has developed internationally and over time
    3:The fundamentals of financial accounting
    4:Financial reports of listed companies
    5:International differences and international standardization
    6:Regulation and Audit
    7:Costs and volumes
    8:Budgets, standard costs and balanced scorecards
    Appendix