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College Accounting A Practical Approach

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  • Edition: 13th
  • Copyright: 2015-03-17
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Fundamental Accounting Principles

College Accounting: A Practical Approach provides a strong foundation in the basics of accounting. The material is organized in a clear, easy-to-follow format, and each chapter contains a plethora of learning tools and practice materials to help students immediately put their skills to use. The Thirteenth Edition stays current with modern accounting tools and techniques and includes new computer workshops using Sage 50 and QuickBooks. Students are also introduced to new trends in banking technology and updated tax information.


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Author Biography

Jeff Slater teaches at the North Shore Community College in Danver, Massachusetts, where he was voted Teacher of the Year. Additionally, he has acted as a consultant for the federal office of personnel management, training personnel in government bookkeeping and accounting. Jeff has traveled the country speaking about class retention in Accounting courses.


He has been author or co-author of over ten college textbooks, including the following Pearson titles:

  • Basic College Mathematics
  • Beginning Algebra
  • College Accounting
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Prealgebra

Jeff lives with his wife Shelley and Golden Doodle Bernie. He has two children: Abby and Russell, and four grandchildren: Matt, Mia, Sam, and Hope. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting vintage toys and vintage auto parts.

Table of Contents


  1. Accounting Concepts and Procedures
  2. Debits and Credits: Analyzing and Recording Business Transactions
  3. Beginning the Accounting Cycle
  4. The Accounting Cycle Continued
  5. The Accounting Cycle Completed
  6. Banking Procedure and Control of Cash
  7. Calculating Pay and Recording Payroll Taxes: The Beginning of the Payroll Process
  8. Paying the Payroll, Depositing Payroll Taxes, and Filing the Required Quarterly and Annual Tax Forms: The Conclusion of the Payroll Process
  9. Sales and Cash Receipts
  10. Purchases and Cash Payments

Appendix: Special Journals with Problem Material


    11.    Preparing a Worksheet for a Merchandise Company


Appendix: A Worksheet for Art’s Wholesale Clothing Company Using a Perpetual Inventory System


    12.    Completion of the Accounting Cycle for a Merchandise Company

    13.    Accounting for Bad Debts

    14.    Notes Receivable and Notes Payable

    15.    Accounting for Merchandise Inventory

    16.    Accounting for Property, Plant, Equipment, and Intangible Assets

    17.    Partnership

    18.    Corporations: Organizations and Stock

    19.    Corporations: Stock Values, Dividends, Treasury Stocks, and Retained Earnings

    20.    Corporations and Bonds Payable

    21.    Statement of Cash Flows

    22.    Analyzing Financial Statements

    23.    The Voucher System

    24.    Departmental Accounting

    25.    Manufacturing Accounting


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