Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/10/2012
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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With this 5th edition, readers will acquire a practical set of tools and the confidence they need to use them effectively in making business decisions. The authors follow a "macro- to micro-" strategy by starting with a discussion of real financial statements first, rather than starting with the Accounting Cycle. The objective is to establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. This motivates readers by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their careers. New content features such as a fresh and focused approach to Excel, "People, Profit, Planet", a revised continuing managerial case, and new managerial accounting videos will also engage students and differentiate Kimmel Accounting 5e from the prior edition.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction to Financial Statements

2: A Further Look at Financial Statement

 3: The Accounting Information System

4: Accrual Accounting Concepts

5: Merchandising Operations and the Multiple-Step Income Statement

6: Reporting and Analyzing Inventory

7: Fraud, Internal Control, and Cash

8: Reporting and Analyzing Receivables

9: Reporting and Analyzing Long-Lived Assets

10: Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities

 11: Reporting and Analyzing Stockholders' Equity

12: Statement of Cash Flows

 13: Financial Analysis: The Big Picture

14: Managerial Accounting

15: Job Order Costing

16: Process Costing

17: Activity-Based Costing

18: Cost-Volume-Profit

19: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis: Additional Issues

20: Incremental Analysis

21: Budgetary Planning

22: Budgetary Control and Responsibility Accounting

23: Standard Costs and Balanced Scorecard

24: Planning for Capital Investments

Appendix A: Tootsie Roll

Appendix B:  Hershey

Appendix C: Zetar

Appendix D: TVM

Appendix E: Reporting and Analyzing Investments

Appendix F: Online - Payroll

Appendix G: Online -Subsidiary Ledgers and Special Journals

Appendix H: Online - Accounting for Partnerships

Appendix I: Online - Accounting for Sole Proprietorships

Appendix J: NEW! Online - Pricing


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