1st Edition

Financial Accounting

ISBN 9781444170412
Published November 21, 2012 by Routledge
256 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

Clear, concise, and written by experts currently lecturing in the field, Financial Accounting focuses exclusively on what you need to know for success in your course and career.

Students looking for a focused introduction to financial accounting will appreciate this book. This innovative textbook includes features which will particularly appeal to international students, including:

  • a clear introduction to accounting from its initial concepts, through recording transactions to the accurate interpretation of accounts
  • relevant case studies that illustrate key accounting principles
  • up-to-date terminology to prepare you for current business practice worldwide
  • summaries, activities and review questions to help reinforce your understanding

Part of the 360 Degree Business, which provides accessible yet stimulating introductions to core business studies modules, the text comes with additional support materials including  interactive multiple choice questions available at www.routledge.com/cw/vickerstaff.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Financial Accounting  2. Recording Transactions  3. The Statement of Financial Position (SoFP)  4. The Income Statement  5. Adjustment to Accounts I: Accruals and Prepayments  6. Adjustment to Accounts II: Non-Current Assets and Depreciation  7. Current Assets: Valuation of Inventory, Bad Debts and Bank Reconciliations  8. Cashflow Statement  9. Interpretation of Accounts

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Parminder Johal is Senior Lecturer, University of Derby, UK

Beverly Vickerstaff is Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader, De Montfort University, UK

Series Editor: Paul E Smith is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management, University of Hertfordshire Business School, UK


"The writing style is lucid, free flowing and very pleasant to read. It is also student-friendly"

Dr Eleimon Gonis, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of the West of England