No prior accounting or business knowledge is needed to successfully complete this book. The book pays very careful attention to making accounting information interesting and relevant to the reader. A number of infographics, worked-out examples, charts, and illustrations visually reinforce material. Decision Guidelines provide insight and step-by-step instructions on how business decision makers use financial statements and other forms of accounting information. Emphasizes topics in depth while incorporating new real company examples, like McDonald's. For those working within accounting or considering accounting/business profession or even those owning a small business.