No matter what your career plans or future goals, ACCOUNTING: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS, 10e helps you develop a solid understanding of accounting and its importance in business today that will put you well ahead of the competition. Organized around business activities, the text balances an introduction to accounting procedures with an emphasis on decision making. You not only learn the mechanics of preparing accounting information, but also how to use what you're learning to make stronger business decisions. This edition's lively, intriguing writing style is packed with actual examples showing how real, leading companies throughout the country use accounting information to make better business decisions. New Experience Accounting videos bring accounting principles to life within organizations such as Hard Rock Cafe. Proven learning features emphasize the relevance of what you're learning, help you refine your accounting skills, and assist you in learning how to effectively analyze accounting information. Reorganized, streamlined chapters help build a strong, practical context around the procedures of accounting. To maximize each minute of study and help you efficiently complete homework, the new CengageNOW online learning system provides interactive tools and a personalized learning path that focuses only on the accounting procedures and concepts you still need to master for business success.
New edition of a textbook that blends procedure and concepts in order to connect financial accounting principles to the real-life business world. With a focus on global economy and ethics, Albrecht, James D. Stice, Earl K. Stice, and K. Fred Skousen (all of Brigham Young U.) present 13 chapters that discuss financial reporting and the accounting cycle, operating activities, investing and financing activities, and other dimensions of financial reporting. Each chapter contains learning objectives, real-life scenarios, business environment essays, key terms, summaries, cumulative spreadsheet projects, and comprehensive problems. The included CD-ROM provides insights on how to use the principles set forth in the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author
W. Steve Albrecht is the Andersen Alumni Professor of Accountancy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He has done extensive research on business fraud and ethics, resulting in the publication of more than 100 articles in professional and academic journals, several awards, and having one of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners headquarters named after him. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU and MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner. Dr. Albrecht has consulted with numerous organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, the United Nations, FBI, and other organizations, and has been an expert witness in over 35 major fraud cases.
James D. Stice is the Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He is currently Associate Dean of the Marriott School. Dr. Stice served for eight years as the director of BYU's MBA Program. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from BYU and a PhD in accounting from the University of Washington. Professor Stice has been on the faculty at BYU since 1988. During that time, he has been selected by graduating accounting students as "Teacher of the Year" on numerous occasions; he was selected by his peers in the Marriott School at BYU to receive the "Outstanding Teaching Award" and he was selected by the University to receive its highest teaching award, the Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award. Professors Stice has taught in academic and executive education programs in the United States, Europe, South Africa and China for such companies as IBM, Bank of America, and Ernst & Young. Professor Stice has published articles in JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, DECISION SCIENCES, ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, THE CPA JOURNAL, and other academic and professional journals and has written several accounting textbooks. In addition to his teaching and research, he currently serves on the board of directors of Nutraceutical Corporation. Dr. Stice and his wife, Kaye, have seven children and eight grandchildren.
Earl K. Stice is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University, where he has been on the faculty since 1998. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Cornell University. Dr. Stice has taught at Rice University, the University of Arizona, Cornell University, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He won the Phi Beta Kappa teaching award at Rice University, was twice selected as one of the ten best lecturers on campus at HKUST, and has won the Marriott School Teaching Award at BYU. Dr. Stice also has taught in a variety of executive education and corporate training programs in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, and South Africa, and he has been on the executive MBA faculty of the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, HKUST, the University of Illinois, and INSEAD (in Singapore). He has published papers in the JOURNAL OF FINANCIAL AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, REVIEW OF ACCOUNTING STUDIES, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS, FINANCE, AND ACCOUNTING, and ISSUES IN ACCOUNTING EDUCATION. Dr. Stice has presented his research results at seminars in the United States, Finland, Taiwan, Australia, and Hong Kong. He has coauthored several accounting texts including INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING, 17TH EDITION. Dr. Stice and his wife, Ramona, have seven children — Derrald, Han, Ryan Marie, Lorien, Lily, Taraz, and Kamila - and one adorable granddaughter.
Dr. Swain received his Ph.D. in managerial accounting and information systems from Michigan State University. His dissertation, which examined the impact of information load on capital budgeting decision processes, was awarded an Institute of Management Accountants Dissertation Grant. At BYU, Dr. Swain has received the Teaching Excellence Award for Management Skills in 1994, 1995, and 1997, the Marriott School of Management Outstanding Teacher in 1999, and was selected as the Deloitte & Touche Research Fellow in 2001. His research area includes the development and use of computer programs that capture and analyze the interaction of human decision processes and computerized information systems. Additionally, he uses the events-driven business solutions to study the incorporation of activity-based costing, the Balanced Scorecard, and the Theory of Constraints in management information systems. He has published numerous papers in leading academic and practitioner journals, sits on the editorial board for two academic journals, and is a coauthor on a management accounting textbook. Dr. Swain has spent significant time working with or researching organizations such as IBM, Clorox, Deere and Company, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Habitat for Humanity. He is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant. Dr. Swain took an academic leave from BYU from July 1999 to July 2000 to serve as the Chief Financial Officer for Authorize.Net (payment-processing service for e-commerce), a wholly owned subsidiary of InfoSpace, Inc. He currently serves as the Associate Director of the School of Accountancy and Information Systems where he is the Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accounting. He and his wife, Shannon, have seven children.
Part 1: FINANCIAL REPORTING AND THE ACCOUNTING CYCLE. 1. Accounting Information: Users and Uses. 2. Financial Statements: An Overview. 3. The Mechanics of Accounting. 4. Completing the Accounting Cycle. 5. Ensuring the Integrity of Financial Information. Comprehensive Problem 1-5. Part 2: OPERATING ACTIVITIES. 6. Selling a Product or Service. 7. Inventory. 8. Completing the Operating Cycle. Comprehensive Problem 6-8. Part 3: INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES. 9. Investments in Property, Plant, and Equipment and in Intangible Assets. 10. Long-Term Debt Financing. 11. Equity Financing. 12. Investments in Debt and Equity Securities. Comprehensive Problem 9-12. Part 4: OTHER DIMENSIONS OF FINANCIAL REPORTING. 13. The Statement of Cash Flows. 14. Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis. Part 5: FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. 15. Management Accounting and Cost Concepts. 16. Cost Flows and Business Organizations. 17. Activity-Based Costing. Comprehensive Problem 15-17. Part 6: CONTROL IN A MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. 18. Budgeting and Control. 19. Controlling Cost and Profit. Part 7: MAKING DECISIONS USING MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. 20. Cost Behavior and Decisions using C-V-P Analysis. Comprehensive Problem 18-20. 21. Relevant Information and Decisions. 22. Capital Investment Decisions. Comprehensive Problem 21-22. Part 8: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING. 23. New Measures of Performance. Appendix A: 2006 Wal-Mart Annual Report. Appendix B: Time Value of Money. Glossary. Subject Index. Real World Company Index.