Accounting and Finance: An Introduction eBook (10e) : 9781292312286

Accounting and Finance: An Introduction eBook (10e)

McLaney,E et al
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Pearson United Kingdom
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For undergraduate and MBA courses in Accounting and Finance.

Gain a complete grounding in Accounting and Finance and develop skills to work with financial information

Accounting and Finance: An Introduction 10th Edition by Eddie McLaney and Peter Atrill contains all the information on Accounting and Finance that students need to start their career in business. With an emphasis on introducing topics in a step-by-step and accessible way, students will be taught how to understand and use financial information and reports, and will gain an appreciation of the key roles that both accounting and finance have to play in business decision-making. This bestselling text continues to be popular on introductory courses, and makes the experience of learning about accounting and finance relevant and practical through its use of real numerical accounting techniques, the inclusion of important international financial standards, an increased number of activities to encourage learning in an active way, and through a range of relevant, real-world examples, many of which are new to this edition.

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Table of contents
  • Part I Financial accounting
  • 1. Introduction to accounting and finance
  • 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 II Management accounting
  • 1. Making management decisions
  • 2. Cost–volume–profit analysis
  • 3. Full costing
  • 4. Costing and performance evaluation in a competitive environment
  • 5. Budgeting
  • 6. Accounting for control
  • Part III Financial management
  • 1. Making capital investment decisions
  • 2. Financing a business
  • 3. Managing working capital
  • Part IV Supplementary information
  • Appendix A Recording financial transactions
  • Appendix B Glossary of key terms
  • Appendix C Solutions to self-assessment questions
  • Appendix D Solutions to critical review questions
  • Appendix E Solutions to selected exercises
  • Appendix F Present value table
  • Index
Features & benefits
  • Clearly introduces key principles of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Finance
  • Retains its focus on decision making to prepare students for a career in business, and centres learning around how businesses use financial information
  • Uses a step-by-step approach to teach concepts and techniques, equipping students with everything they need to master essential topics and develop their own knowledge and skills in applying concepts in accounting, including analysing and using financial data provided in company reports.
  • Brings concepts alive with relevant, real-life examples and integrated activities
  • Every chapter contains Real World examples, based on well-known businesses, illustrating techniques used in business. Real World examples help students recognise course concepts in action and make connections with issues they may deal with in their careers.
  • Activities and exercises integrated throughout the book provide excellent opportunities to test students’ knowledge of core ideas and to develop critical thinking.
  • Clear explanations of standards and wider frameworks, such as the IASB’s Conceptual Framework and the UK Corporate Governance Code which have had details revised for this edition. This places accounting in a wider context and demonstrates the relevance of these to performing key activities of a business.
  • Section on revenue recognition has been altered to reflect recent changes in accounting rules.
  • Revised definitions of certain key terms have been re-tooled wherever they occur in the book, to reflect the way these are now to be understood according to developments in recent years. This includes the definitions of assets and liabilities.
  • Clearer explanations are given for important concepts such as the prudence convention and Z-score analysis, providing what students need to know for these topics.
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