Financial Accounting with Connect Plus

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 2013-08-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Libby/Libby/Short wrote this text based on their belief that the subject of financial accounting is inherently interesting, but financial accounting textbooks are often not. They believe most financial accounting textbooks fail to demonstrate that accounting is an exciting field of study and one that is important to future careers in business. When writing this text, they considered career relevance as their guide when selecting material, and the need to engage the student as their guide to style, pedagogy, and design.

Libby/Libby/Short successfully implements a real-world, single focus company approach in every chapter. Students and instructors have responded very favorably to the use of focus companies and the real-world financial statements. The companies chosen are engaging and the decision-making focus shows the relevance of financial accounting regardless of whether or not the student has chosen to major in accounting.

Libby/Libby/Short believes in the building-block approach to teaching transaction analysis. Most faculty agree that mastery of the accounting cycle is critical to success in financial accounting. And yet all other financial books introduce and develop transaction analysis in one chapter, bombarding a student early in the course with an overload of new concepts and terms. The authors believe that most faculty take more time with the accounting cycle, but other financial accounting textbooks don’t. By slowing down the introduction of transactions and giving students time to practice and gain mastery, this building-block approach leads to greater student success in their study of later topics in financial accounting such as adjusting entries.

Table of Contents

Libby, Financial Accounting, 8e Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Financial Statements and Business Decisions

Focus Company: Le-Nature’s Inc.

Chapter 2 Investing and Financing Decisions and the Accounting System

Focus Company: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chapter 3 Operating Decisions and the Accounting System

Focus Company: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chapter 4 Adjustments, Financial Statements, and the Quality of Earnings

Focus Company: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chapter 5 Communicating and Interpreting Accounting Information

Focus Company: Apple Inc.

Chapter 6 Reporting and Interpreting Sales Revenue, Receivables, and Cash

Focus Company: Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Chapter 7 Reporting and Interpreting Cost of Goods Sold and Inventory

Focus Company: Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Chapter 8Reporting and Interpreting Property, Plant, and Equipment; Intangibles; and Natural Resources

Focus Company: Southwest Airlines

Chapter 9 Reporting and Interpreting Liabilities

Focus Company: Starbucks

Chapter 10 Reporting and Interpreting Bonds

Focus Company: AT&T

Chapter 11 Reporting and Interpreting Owners’ Equity

Focus Company: The Kroger Co.

Chapter 12 Statement of Cash Flows

Focus Company: National Beverage Corp.

Chapter 13 Analyzing Financial Statements

Focus Company: The Home Depot

Appendix A Present and Future Value Tables

Appendix B American Eagle Outfitters Form 10-K Annual Report

Appendix C Urban Outfitters, Inc., Form 10-K Annual Report

Appendix D Industry Ratio Report

Appendix E Reporting and Interpreting Investments in Other Corporations

Focus Company: The Washington Post Company

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