Accounting for Non Accounting Students is the perfect addition if you need to grasp the fundamentals of financial and management accounting. This book assumes no previous accounting knowledge, and with its clear writing style, combined with real world examples, it offers what you need to help you advance in your studies. Alongside the book, you can visit the new Accounting for Non-Accounting Students companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/dyson to access a comprehensive range of student-learning resources, including additional questions, web links for further reading and a glossary of key terms.
This book is traditional in approach and covers both financial & management accounting. This edition has been streamlined: long & difficult chapters have been simplified, case studies have been added & further subdivisions make the book more flexible.
Designed for students and managers who are approaching the subject from a non-finance background, Accounting for Non-Accountants guides readers through the maze of financial terms, theories and techniques surrounding business finance and accounting, doing so in a logical, meaningful and easy-to-follow style. Completely rewritten and updated for 2013, it includes information on the latest accounting standards and taxation issues, and is structured to provide in-depth understanding in three key areas: annual accounts (including profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, cash flow and reporting standards); management accounting (costing, cost-based pricing, marginal costing and budgetary controls); and financial management (including the cost of capital, working capital, takeovers, buy-outs, taxation and international transactions). Widely used as an introductory text for business and management students on a variety of courses, Accounting for Non-Accountants remains essential reading for anyone looking to gain a solid understanding of accounting principles and practice.
Providing a wealth of up-to-date local and international examples, Contemporary Accounting provides students with an engaging introduction to modern accounting principles, issues and practices. It covers the requirements of a one-semester course at the undergraduate and MBA levels for both accounting and non-accounting majors, providing a clear understanding of financial statements through clearly identified learning objectives and key concepts. While being easy to read and understand, students will also benefit from the comprehensive glossary. Maintaining its student-friendly worksheet-based approach to the teaching of introductory accounting, this new edition of the textbook has been significantly updated to better integrate financial and management accounting. Some of the Financial Accounting chapters have been re-written to give the non-accounting manager a better understanding of how accountants see their business while the Management Accounting chapters have been reworked significantly to promote the role and decision-making needs of the non-accounting manager. This ninth edition introduces management accounting specialist Peter Robinson to work on the Management Accounting chapters. Peter has won multiple teaching awards and brings this practical approach to bear when bringing the role and decision-making needs of the non-accounting executive to the fore. Peter joins the new lead author, Phil Hancock, to ensure that the contemporary is brought back to Contemporary Accounting. Peta Stevenson-Clarke is also joining the author team as the author of the digital supplementary material. Peta will bring her considerable teaching expertise to the content of the PowerPoints and quizzes that will accompany the text.
In order to plan strategy and manage effectively, it is vital that HR practitioners understand the importance and use of financial information and the issues surrounding it. Managing Financial Information offers a clear and accessible guide to the financial tasks that HR managers face in daily working practice, including the balance sheet, costing and budgeting, and the financial implication of human resource decisions. An easy to follow structure, reflective questions and engaging assignments that show the reader how to put theory into practice will ensure an understanding of all key elements of financial management. This revised edition includes two fresh chapters that provide an introduction to management accounting, and budgets and human behaviour, and content that demonstrates how the theory relates to human resource management systems in particular. Designed for CIPD students taking the Managing Information for Competitive Advantage module as part of the CIPD Leadership and Management standards, any student taking a finance for non-specialists module on an HR degree programme, and any practitioner wishing to further their skills, Managing Financial Information works through every stage from the very basics and is essential reading to ensure the thorough financial grounding that will help you succeed.
Now going into its 9th edition, the successful textbook Book-keeping and Accounts is a vital guide for students undertaking studies of book-keeping and accounting for the first time. Through its gradual introduction of topics, explanation of technical terminology in a clear, easy to understand way, this text provides an accessible and reliable guide for any student in their undergraduate career. New to this edition: · Fully compliant with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), with current IFRS terminology. · Questions and exercises to test your understanding and help with revision. · Selected chapters amended and re-structured. · Full explanation of HMRC changes in VAT relating to cash discounts. · Illustrations and diagrams to help explain key concepts. · Updated ‘learning objectives’ and ‘chapter summaries’, to reflect developments in the financial environment · Easy to understand to double entry book-keeping using the ‘IN’ and ‘OUT’ approach. With its highly regarded authorship this text is used by lecturers for teaching students undertaking the following qualifications and examinations; Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), International Association of Book-keepers (IAB), A Level Accounting, Oxford Cambridge and Royal Society of Arts (OCR), and as a general foundation text for personnel employed in the accountancy profession. Accompanying the text is a collection of resources to support both lecturers and students which can be found at www.pearsoned.co.uk/wood - For instructors : Solution’s manual, and Powerpoint slides - For students : Opportunities to practise and additional support with our companion website
Now in its ninth edition, Financial Management for Decision Makers provides students with a unique focus on the practical application of financial management and its role in decision making. Covering topics such as financial planning, making capital investment decisions, and financing a small business, it provides an ideal introduction to the world of financial management. New to this edition: · A new chapter on international aspects of financial management, which explores the benefits and problems associated with internationalisation and the management of foreign exchange risk · Updated explanations throughout including greater coverage of behavioural finance and share valuation methods · Increased number of activities, giving more opportunities to engage with the key concepts · Updated Real World examples, which provide connections between the theory and practice of financial decision making This text is ideal for undergraduates from a non-accounting or non-finance discipline taking an introductory module in financial management. It is also suitable for postgraduate students enrolled on certificate and diploma courses in financial management, as well as those enrolled on Diploma in Management Studies and MBA programmes. The text can also be used by finance and accounting students as a foundation for further study. Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/atrill to gain access to a suite of resources which accompany this text: · For instructors: Solution's manual, and PowerPoint slides · For students: Opportunities to practise and additional support given through a companion website Peter Atrill is a freelance academic who has worked with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. He was formerly the Head of Business and Management and Head of Accounting and Law at Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University.