Accounting: An Introduction6th Edition
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Accounting: An Introduction is renowned for its clear, accessible and uncluttered style. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the main principles of financial accounting, management accounting, and the core elements of financial management. With a clear and unequivocal focus on how accounting information can be used to improve the quality of decision making by managers, combined with a strong practical emphasis, this book provides the ideal grounding for a career in management.
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1. Introduction to accounting and finance
PART ONE: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
2. Measuring and reporting financial position
3. Measuring and reporting financial performance
4. Accounting for limited companies (1)
5. Accounting for limited companies (2)
6. Measuring and reporting cash flows
7. Analysing and interpreting financial statements
PART TWO: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
8. Relevant costs for decision making
9. Cost-volume-profit analysis
10. Full costing
11. Costing and performance evaluation in a competitive environment
13. Accounting for control
PART THREE: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
14. Making capital investment decisions
15. Financing a business
16. Managing a working capital
PART FOUR: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
Appendix A Recording financial transactions
Appendix B Glossary of key terms
Appendix C Solutions to self-assessment questions
Appendix D Solutions to review questions
Appendix E Solutions to selected exercises
Appendix F Present value table