While many texts characterize themselves as having either a "user" approach or a "preparer" approach, Williams' Financial Accounting is written for faculty who want to strike a balance between these approaches. Business majors will find relevance in the "Ethics, Fraud & Corporate Governance," "Your Turn" and "Case in Point" boxes throughout the chapters while accounting majors will receive a firm grounding in accounting basics that will prepare them for their intermediate course.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Accounting: Information for Decision Making
Chapter 2: Basic Financial Statements
Chapter 3: The Accounting Cycle: Capturing Economic Events
Chapter 4: The Accounting Cycle: Accruals and Deferrals
Chapter 5: The Accounting Cycle: Reporting Financial Results
Comprehensive Problem 1: Susquehanna Equipment Rentals
Chapter 6: Merchandising Activities
Chapter 7: Financial Assets
Chapter 8: Inventories and the Cost of Goods Sold
Comprehensive Problem 2: Guitar Universe, Inc.
Chapter 9: Plant and Intangible Assets
Chapter 10: Liabilities
Chapter 11: Stockholders' Equity: Paid-in Capital
Comprehensive Problem 3: McMinn Retail, Inc.
Chapter 12: Income and Changes in Retained Earnings
Chapter 13: Statement of Cash Flows
Chapter 14: Financial Statement Analysis
Comprehensive Problem 4: Home Depot, Inc.
Chapter 15: Global Business and Accounting
Appendix A: 2009 Home Depot Financial Statements
Appendix B: The Time Value of Money: Future Amounts and Present Values