978-0-273-60435-8 / 9780273604358

Accounting for Non Accounting Students


Publisher:Trans-Atlantic Pubns



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Accounting for Non-Accounting Students has firmly established itself over five editions as the market leading text in its field. This highly regarded text offers a clear and non-technical introduction to the basic principles of both financial and management accounting. Building on the success of previous editions, this sixth edition places even more emphasis on helping students understand the concepts of accounting and applying what they learn to the real world. This new edition includes a wide selection of news articles and real-world accounts allowing students to relate their learning to practice. It encourages a confident but critical approach to the range of accounting statements non-specialists are likely to encounter in their professional careers via a range of questions and thought-provoking activities. Key features *Accessible, well-written and comprehensive introduction to accounting. *Each chapter includes a topical article from a newspaper plus related questions. *Real-world case studies featuring a broad range of companies. *Excellent pedagogy including: 'Check your learning', a large variety of student activities, numerous tutorial questions.New features*New*activities test student understanding as they progress through the chapter. *New section on why this chapter is important to non-accountants.*New *feature details 'Questions non-accountants should ask'. *New*published accounts from a range of companies.*New *section on recent accounting scandals. *Expanded coverage of contemporary issues, including environmental and social accounting. *Expanded coverage of international accounting issues. *New discussion questions link the news article with the chapter. This text is ideal for students from a broad range of disciplines taking a first course in accounting. The sixth edition is accompanied by an excellent Website at which includes challenging questions, additional case studies and a Lecturer's Guide. John Dyson was formerly Director of Studies of the Heriot-Watt University Management Programme, Edinburgh.

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