Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills.
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Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by Henry Dauderis and published by Athabasca University's David Annand, EdD, MBA, CA, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business. It contains 13 chapters and includes discussion questions, cases and comprehension problems. An Instructors Manual for this book is available. Please contact the author directly at email@example.com to get access to the Instructors Manual.
A second edition of an approximately 800 page introductory financial accounting text has been developed. This version of the text has been professionally edited. It has also been revised from the first edition based on instructor feedback.
The text and all ancillary materials are freely-sharable under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA-NC licence. There are two .pdf versions: an online version of the text is extensively bookmarked for easy access. Suggested solutions to about 25% of assessment material are included and linked to the appropriate questions and problems. The .pdf printable version includes an index. A print-based student solutions manual is available with this version.
A free, nearly 1,000-page .pdf student workbook has been developed to accompany either version of the text. Students can print out solution outlines as they need them, then fill in solutions by hand.
Original .docx source files are also available for all material to facilitate modification by individual instructors.
A free, complete instructor’s solutions manual is available upon request and review of instructor bona fides.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Financial Accounting
2. The Accounting Process
3. Financial Accounting and the Use of Adjusting Entries
4. The Classified Balance Sheet and Related Disclosures
5. Accounting for the Sale of Goods
6. Assigning Costs to Merchandize
7. Cash and Receivables
8. Long-lived Assets
9. Debt Financing: Current and Non-current Liabilities
10. Debt Financing: Bonds
11. Equity Financing
12. Proprietorships and Partnerships
13. Financial Statement Analysis
14. The Statement of Cash Flows
Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by Henry Dauderis and published by Athabasca University's David Annand, EdD, MBA, CA, Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business. It contains 13 chapters and includes discussion questions, cases and comprehension problems. The first four chapters provide a succinct overview of the the financial accounting process before delving into specific topics in later chapters. This second edition has been professionally edited and significantly revised based on instructor feedback. Notable changes include: information about the classified balance sheet; notes to the financial statements, audit report and management discussion; analysis have been moved up to chapter 4 including an introduction to accounting for payroll, sales taxes, contingent liabilities and warranty reserves, among others, and a comprehensive demonstration problem has been added; accounting for proprietorships has been expanded in chapter 12; a section on notes receivable has been added to chapter 6; coverage of currently liabilities has been significantly expanded in chapter 9. Accounting for LIFO inventory valuation has been eliminated from the relevant chapter. A free, nearly 1,000-page student workbook has been developed to accompany the text. Students can print out solution outlines as they need them and then fill in solutions by hand. An Instructors Manual for this book is available. For access, please contact the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduces accounting principles with respect to financial reporting. Demonstrates how decision makers use accounting information for reporting purposes. Focuses on the preparation of accounting information and its use in the operation of organizations, as well as methods of analysis and interpretation of accounting information.