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The text covers the basics of both financial and management accounting for a non-specialist audience. For this reason the treatment is as non-technical as possible and the emphasis is on the structure and use of financial information rather than the detailed mathematics behind it. The important question the book addresses is "what do these figures represent?" rather than "how were these figures arrived at?" This approach is reinforced by a new chapter on "Accounting Principles and Rules" that sets out--in layman's terms--the conceptual and regulatory framework of accounting practice. The key strength of the book is the clear and accessible style, and the overall economy and precision of the text. The text includes new features designed to appeal to lecturers teaching large first year undergraduate classes. The text is rich in in-text activities and self test questions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403948861
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

JILL COLLIS is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Kingston University. ROGER HUSSEY is Emeritus Professor, Bristol Business School and Dean of Odette School of Business, Windsor University, Ontario.
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Table of Contents

Nature and Purpose of Accounting
Accounting Principles and Rules
Cash Flow Information
The Accounting System
The Trial Balance
Basic Profit and Loss Account
Basic Balance Sheet
Financial Statements for a Sole Trader
Financial Statements for a Partnership
Financial Statements of a Limited Company
Analysing Financial Statements
Cost Classification
Cost Control Procedures
Costing Methods
Absorption Costing
Marginal Costing
Breakeven Analysis
Budgetary Control
Standard Costing
Activity-Based Costing
Capital Investment Appraisal
Discounted Cash Flow
Appendix One: Answers to Exercises
Appendix Two: Present Value Tables
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