Accounting: An Introduction eBook, 8th Edition

By Peter Atrill, Eddie McLaney, David Harvey, Ling Mei Cong

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Accounting An Introduction encourages undergraduate students develop critical thinking skills using cases, questions and real-world examples. 

The new edition also includes communication and decision-making skills to help prepare them for employability. The Accounting and You feature helps students understand how the content is relevant to everyday life. 

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Self- Assessment Questions - This feature allows students to apply and test their knowledge. These questions are demanding and comprehensive to help reinforce understanding.  Answers to these questions are provided in the text.

Concept checks - Concept checks provide a quick understanding check of the learning objective.

Accounting and You - This section illustrates how the content has real relevance to everyday life. This is an effective pedagogical feature where students can engage with topics and understand its relevance and value

New to this edition
  • Capstone cases - This edition introduces two new capstone case studies to consolidate students' learning in the financial and management accounting parts of the textbook. The purpose of the capstone case studies is to help students to integrate and synthesise a range of knowledge and skills learned in individual chapters and apply the knowledge and skills into solving complicated cases simulating the real-world scenarios.
  • Sustainability - Updates to Chapter 7 include recent sustainability reporting developments with a focus on integrated reporting and latest CSR implementation successes and failures. In addition, the real-world examples in each chapter have been expanded, e.g. the recent plastic ban in Australia, to help readers to bring accounting to life.
  • Online chapters included - Chapters Debts and Credits are available online as additional topics
  • Updates to incorporate the new conceptual framework (Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting) issued by the Australian Accounting Standards Board in May 2019.
  • Reporting issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in May 2018.
  • Reflective questions - Reflections encourage individualised perspectives on issues.
  • Critical Thinking - This edition encourages the development of critical thinking skills using appropriate cases and questions, together with current real-world examples and the Accounting and You feature.
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Table of contents
  • 1 Introduction to accounting 
  • 2 Measuring and reporting financial position
  • 3 Measuring and reporting financial performance 
  • 4 Introduction to limited companies 
  • 5 Regulatory framework for companies 
  • 6 Measuring and reporting cash flows
  • 7 Corporate social responsibility and sustainability accounting
  • 8 Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • 9 Cost–volume–profit analysis and relevant costing
  • 10 Full costing
  • 11 Budgeting
  • 12 Capital investment decisions
  • 13 The management of working capital
  • 14 Financing the business
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