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Needles/Powers/Crosson delivers interactive pedagogy by illustrating accounting principles and real-world examples to encourage critical thinking.
This revision is based on an understanding of the nature, culture, and motivations of today's students and on extensive feedback from instructors. These substantial changes meet the needs of students, who not only face a business world increasingly complicated by ethical issues, globalization, and technology but also have more demands on their time. To help them meet these challenges, this textbook shows students how business transactions, which are the result of business decisions, are recorded in a way to show their effects on the financial statements.
Built on historically strong pedagogy, this edition demonstrates strengthened transaction analysis and its link to the accounting cycle. Proven Presentation: Students learn from a trusted approach built on proper accounting principles and technical detail to ensure mastery of core accounting concepts.
Every learning objective within each chapter has a "Stop & Apply" feature that illustrates and solves a short exercise. This helps students apply their knowledge in a step-by-step manner. Study Notes appear in the margins of the textbook and alert students to common misunderstandings of concepts and techniques; key ratio and cash flow icons, which highlight discussions of profitability and liquidity; and accounting equations. Icons and equations appear in the financial chapters.
Relevant Coverage: Chapter-opening Decision Points have been enhanced to expose students to the changing financial reporting environment and IFRS. Critical-Thinking Tools: New Stop & Think features help students develop the judgment skills they need in the modern business world. Needles/Powers/Crosson demonstrates accounting in motion!
Table of Contents
|Uses of Accounting Information and the Financial Statements|
|Supplement: How to Read An Annual Report|
|CVS Corporation Annual Report|
|Southwest Airline Co|
|Analyzing Business Transactions|
|Measuring Business Income|
|Supplement: Closing Entries and the Work Sheet|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis|
|Supplement: the Annual Report Project|
|The Operating Cycle and Merchandising Operations|
|Cash and Receivables|
|Current Liabilities and Fair Value Accounting|
|The Corporate Income Statement and the Statement of Stockholders' Equity|
|The Statement of Cash Flows|
|The Changing Business Environment: a Manager's Perspective|
|Cost Concepts and Cost Allocation|
|Costing Systems: Job Order|
|Costing Systems: Process Costing|
|Value-Based Systems: ABM and Lean|
|Cost Behavior Analysis|
|The Budgeting Process|
|Performance Management and Evaluation|
|Standard Costing and Variance Analysis|
|Short-Run Decision Analysis|
|Capital Investment Analysis|
|Pricing Decisions, Including Target Costing and Transfer Pricing|
|Quality Management and Measurement|
|Financial Analysis of Performance|
|Accounting for Investments|
|Present Value Tables|
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