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College Accounting Chapters 1-12 with Study Guide and Working Papers

College Accounting Chapters 1-12 with Study Guide and Working Papers

14th Edition

Jeffrey Slater, Mike Deschamps

Aug 2018, Paperback, 1136 pages
ISBN13: 9780134730639
ISBN10: 0134730631
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For courses in accounting and bookkeeping.


Learn the fundamental accounting principles

College Accounting Chapters 1-12 with Study Guide and Working Papers provides readers with a strong foundation in the basics of accounting. New co-author, Mike Deschamps, stresses the importance of helping students develop employable skills by focusing readers’ attention on, and helping them learn, the material they’ll need to be successful in their careers. Organized in a clear, easy-to-follow format, the text contains a plethora of learning tools and practice opportunities to help students immediately put their skills to use. The 14th Edition stays current with modern accounting techniques and resources, including the American Institute of Professional Bookkeeper boxes and new trends in banking technology. With this, students are prepared to start exciting careers in the field of accounting.

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1. Accounting Concepts and Procedures

2. Debits and Credits: Analyzing and Recording Business Transactions

3. Beginning the Accounting Cycle

4. The Accounting Cycle Continued

4A. Appendix: Depreciation

5. The Accounting Cycle Completed

6. Banking Procedures and Control of Cash

7. Calculating Pay and Recording Payroll Taxes: The Beginning of the Payroll Process

8. Paying the Payroll, Depositing Payroll Taxes, and Filing the Required Quarterly and Annual Tax Forms: The Conclusion

of the Payroll Process

9. Sales and Cash Receipts in a Perpetual Inventory System

10. Purchases and Cash Payments in a Perpetual Inventory System

11. Preparing a Worksheet for a Merchandise Company Using the Perpetual Method

12. Completion of the Accounting Cycle for a Merchandise Company Using the Perpetual Inventory Method

12A. Appendix: Accounting for Merchandise Inventory Using the Periodic Method of Inventory Valuation

Stay current with the latest accounting information and procedures

  • New and Updated - Perpetual method of Inventory reflects the current 21st century business practice that most students will encounter in the workplace, with a comprehensive discussion of the periodic method.
  • Updated - Discussion of the revenue recognition principle for the newly released standard.
  • A focus on building basic accounting skills and background knowledge gives students a critical foundation on what they practice.


Coach students to success with technological basics and in-chapter learning tools

  • New and Updated - Computer Workshops for QuickBooks and Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree) give students an opportunity to practice in real-world applications.
  • New - With American Institute of Professional Bookkeeping (AIPB) boxes featured throughout the text, students get a glimpse into what it takes to be a successful certified bookkeeper. The text’s website includes information on how to expand your bookkeeping program, including sample course offerings, to prepare students for both career readiness and the AIPB certifying exam.
  • An Internet Project directs students to the websites of the chapter-opening companies to find more information and giving them exposure to real companies’ online presences.
  • Coaching Tips are short, to-the-point kernels of advice, provided when students may need a hint or reminder.

Reinforce concepts with end-of-chapter practice material

  • New - Success Tips in every chapter assist students with learning and retention.
  • Updated - The Try Its chapter gives students real-time feedback on their attempts to do the exercises.
  • Updated - Revised Chapter Learning Objectives tie into individual student learning objectives.
  • Student Demonstration Problems and Accounting Cycle Reviews encourage practice so students can master the accounting cycle (Chapters 1-5).
  • Demonstration Summary Problems walk students through a sample problem as if they were getting one-on-one help from their instructor.


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    • Accounting Cycle Tutorial lets students practice each step of the accounting cycle using engaging, interactive content, helping them master the cycle for early and continued success in their course.
    • Question Help consists of homework and practice questions to give students unlimited opportunities to master concepts. Learning aids walk students through the problem -- giving them assistance when they need it most.
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Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Jeff Slater has taught at North Shore Community College for 47 years. He has published 12 different texts selling over 2 million copies. Slater has worked as a consultant for the federal government. His teaching philosophy is to keep it simple. Over the years he has been known for his innovative ideas. Slater received the Nisod teaching award. He resides in Lexington, MA with his wife Shelley and their two goldendoodles, Bernie and Fejjie.

Mike Deschamps received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, graduating from the University of San Diego (USD), where he served as the chapter president for Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society. He transferred to USD after completing several years at San Diego City Community College, where he really found his direction as a student -- which was a significant factor in his desire to become a community college instructor.

After working in public accounting and obtaining his CPA license, Deschamps returned to San Diego State University, where he earned a Master’s degree in accounting and a certificate in financial planning. In addition, he earned his Enrolled Agent certification in 2004. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in online teaching and learning in the School of Education at California State University, East Bay. He believes that the delivery of meaningful accounting instruction for students must keep up with the changing technology environment in which accounting operates.

He is currently in his tenth year at Mira Costa Community College and previously was a tenured professor of accounting and financial services at Chaffey Community College, where he also served as the program coordinator for six years. He is an active member of Teachers of Accounting at Two Year Colleges (TACTYC) and has presented at the National Convention a number of times, including the 2017 convention, where he presented on developing tax curriculum for community colleges. He is also a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and was instrumental in redesigning the bookkeeping curriculum at MiraCosta to better reflect the skills needed in today’s bookkeeping environment. Having a curriculum that not only prepares students for the workplace but also assists them in preparing for a professional bookkeeping certification exam, such as the AIPB’s Certified Bookkeeper Designation, was a key goal of that effort.