Using Financial Accounting Information: The Alternative to Debits and Credits / Edition 8

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Overview

USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION, 9E is a non-debit/credit text known for its strong decision-making focus and its incorporation of flagship companies for increased relevance. This text provides the appropriate blend of academic rigor with step-by-step learning and decision-making models that reach today's students and equip them with the skills they need to be effective decision makers and future business leaders. Instead of an abstract approach to accounting, USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION takes students through recognizable focus companies and their specific financial data and business strategies, imparting students with real-life experience and a model to hone the skills necessary to making important decisions. This edition features three key models that provide students with a more structured approach to understanding financial data and explains how it is used to make sound business decisions. The Transaction Analysis Model helps students see the effects an economic event has on the accounting equation and financial statements, the Financial Decision Framework focuses on ratio analysis and financial decisions, and the Ethical Decision Model helps students use ethical judgment when applying accounting principles. USING FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION, 9E will help students learn and understand core accounting rules. It also will give them a framework through which they can apply their knowledge to make effective business decisions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111534912
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Series: Financial Accounting Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 896
  • Sales rank: 260,547
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary A. Porter earned M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado. Dr. Porter taught at several universities, including San Diego State and the University of Montana, and also served as department chair. He is currently Distinguished Lecturer at Drake University. Widely published and the recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Porter has conducted workshops in the field, has worked as a staff accountant with Deloitte & Touche, and has actively served the Illinois CPA Society, American Accounting Association, and Financial Executives International.

Curtis L. Norton received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota. He is currently Clinical Professor of Accounting at Arizona State University. Professor of Accounting at Northern Illinois University for more than 30 years, Dr. Norton earned the University Excellence Teaching Award and has published in The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Education, CPA Journal, and other journals. A member of the American Accounting Association and Financial Executives International, he also consults and conducts training for private and governmental authorities, banks, and utilities.

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Table of Contents

1. Accounting as a Form of Communication. 2. Financial Statements and the Annual Report. 3. Processing Accounting Information. 4. Income Measurement and Accrual Accounting. 5. Inventories and Cost of Goods Sold. 6. Cash and Internal Control. 7. Receivables and Investments. 8. Operating Assets: Property, Plant, and Equipment, and Intangibles. 9. Current Liabilities, Contingencies, and the Time Value of Money. 10. Long-Term Liabilities. 11. Stockholders' Equity. 12. The Statement of Cash Flows. 13. Financial Statement Analysis. Appendix A: International Financial Reporting Standards. Appendix B: Excerpts from Under Armour's Form 10-K. Appendix C: Excerpts from Columbia Sportswear's Form 10-K. Glossary. Index.

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