Financial Accounting is the ideal introduction to this topical and dynamic subject. The authors successfully combine a conceptual approach with an accessible, interactive style, by adopting a questioning attitude to the subject. The authors ask why accounting practices exist and not simply how they work, without lingering on the technicalities. The 4th edition has been fully updated in line with the transition to International Accounting Standards (IASs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).
Financial Accounting is ideally suited for any students taking an introductory financial accounting course.
Key features for this new edition include:
- all material now based on International Accounting Standards;
- new material on accounts for non-profit organisations;
- expanded and revised IT chapter;
- clear coverage of the convergence programme between the US and the IASB, as well as the roles of Enron and WorldCom;
- more company case studies and 'real life' examples;
- a greater emphasis on the relevance of the international regulatory environment.
A Companion Website supports this book, providing a full resource pack for both lecturers and students, including further questions with answers, a list of suggested web links and an expanded bank of self-marking multiple-choice questions for students.
Financial Accounting is ideally suited for students taking accounting courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. This book will also be a suitable introduction to the subject for those who intend to continue studies in professional accounting.
Anne Britton is Associate Dean and Head of School of Accounting and Financial Services at Leeds Metropolitan University, and Chris Waterston is a Principal Lecturer in the same school. They are both experienced teachers and writers.