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Accounting For Non Accounting Students By J.R. Dyson

Accounting For Non Accounting Students
by J.R. Dyson

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Written for students taking accountancy as part of a business course, this text aims to provide an introduction to financial accounting, cost and management accounting and annual reports. This fourth edition has been developed to better fit the needs of undergraduates and HNC/D students.
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Accounting For Non Accounting Students by J.R. Dyson

This text, is the leading accountancy text for the non-specialist student. The fourth edition maintains the clear and accessible style of previous editions and continues to provide an excellent introduction to financial accounting, cost and management accounting. A new selection of vignettes and discussion questions have been included in this new edition. Case studies have been appended to the relevant chapters and long and difficult chapters have been simplified and split into two easier chapters. Overall, the book has been modernised and streamlined to ensure it reflects contemporary developments.

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Table of Contents


PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING 1. The accounting world Learning objectives; The nature and purpose of accounting; Accounting and the non-accountant; Branches of accounting; The accountancy profession; Types of entity; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; PART 2: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 2. Accounting rules Learning objectives; Boundary rules; Measurement rules; Ethical rules; Summary of the basic accounting rules; A conceptual framework; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 3. Recording data Learning objectives; Dual aspect rule; Working with accounts; A ledger account example; Balancing the accounts; The trial balance; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 4. Basic financial accounts Learning objectives; Cash versus profit; Preparation; An illustrative example; Format; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 5. Accounting for adjustments Learning objectives; Stock; Depreciation; Accruals and prepayments; Bad and doubtful debts; A comprehensive example; Estimating accounting profit; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 6. Manufacturing accounts Learning objectives; Construction; Links with the other accounts; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions7. Company accounts Learning objectives; Limited liability; Structure and operation; The profit and loss account; The balance sheet; A comprehensive example; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; PART 3: FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE 8. Cash flow statements Learning objectives; Profit and cash flow; Construction; Direct and indirect methods; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 9. Interpretation of accounts Learning objectives; Background; Ratio analysis; Profitability ratios; Liquidity ratios; Efficiency ratios; Investment ratios; An illustrative example; Interpretation; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Summary of the main ratios; Questions; Case study PART 4: FINANCIAL REPORTING 10. Disclosure of information; Learning objectives; User groups; Sources of authority; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Discussion questions; 11. The annual report Learning objectives; Background; Introductory material; Operational reports and reviews; The accounts; Shareholder information; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Discussion questions; Assignment; Case study; 12. Contemporary issues in financial reporting Learning objectives; Accounting for changing prices; Goodwill and brands; International accounting; Social and environmental reporting; Summary financial statements; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Discussion questions; PART 5: COST ACCOUNTING 13. Cost accounting procedures Learning objectives; Nature and purpose; Historical review; Planning and control; Implementation procedure; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; Case study; 14. Direct costs Learning objectives; Direct material costs; Selecting a method; Direct labour; Other direct costs; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 15. Absorption costing Learning objectives; Production overhead; A comprehensive example; Non-production overhead; Pre-determined rates; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 16. Marginal costing Learning objectives; Fixed costs; Method; Application; Criticisms; Formulae; An illustrative example; Limiting factors; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; Case study; PART 6: PLANNING AND CONTROL 17. Budgetary planning systems Learning objectives; Budgeting and budgetary control; Procedure; Functional budgets; Illustrative example; Fixed and flexible budgets; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; Case study; 18. Standard costing systems Learning objectives; Background; Administration; Variance analysis; An illustrative example; Sales variances; Operating systems; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; 19. Capital expenditure and investment Learning objectives; Background; Selecting projects; Sources of finance; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions 20. Contemporary issues in management accounting Learning objectives; Background; Activity based costing; Just-in-time manufacturing; Total quality management; Other developments; Conclusion; Key points; Check your learning; Answers; Questions; Appendix 1: Further reading Appendix 2: Discount table Appendix 3: Answers to end of chapter questions Index

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Accounting For Non Accounting Students by J.R. Dyson
J.R. Dyson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1997-02-19
560
0273625756
9780273625759
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