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Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 4th Edition, Fred Phillips

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 4th Edition

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, presents an engaging, balanced, and appropriately paced analysis of the fundamentals of financial accounting. Its writing style makes it easy to read and understand, while the selection of real focus companies reinforces the relevance of accounting by introducing students to accounting and business activities in the context of their favorite companies. Balance between preparer and user orientations is achieved throughout the book, by studying both the accounting activities that take place inside the company, as well as evaluating their impact on decisions, and users outside the company. Topic coverage is paced appropriately for students new to accounting, and is thoroughly reinforced every step of the way with an ample variety of innovative pedagogical tools. Clearly understandable, relevant, and accessible, FFA is simply the most student-friendly financial book on the market and provides the tools for students to grasp financial accounting from the ground up. Continue reading

Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts, 8th Edition, Thomas Edmonds

Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts, 8th Edition

Course: Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts 8th Edition by Edmonds/McNair/Olds is ideal for the undergraduate introductory financial accounting course, specifically for those wanting to focus on the relationships between business events and financial statements. This text is also appealing to those instructors looking for a shorter text that focuses more on “key” financial accounting concepts rather than rather than procedural details, and to those desiring a stronger user orientation in their course. Overview: Students are often overwhelmed by the amount of information presented in the introductory financial accounting course. By focusing on fundamental concepts in a logical sequence, students are able to fully comprehend the material rather than memorize seemingly unrelated terms and topics. The goal of Fundamental Financial Accounting Concepts is to enable students to understand how any given business event affects the financial statements. The “financial statements model” is a highly praised feature because it allows students to visualize the simultaneous impact of business events on all of the key financial statements (the income statement, the balance sheet, and the statement of cash flows). Continue reading

Financial Accounting, 2nd Edition, J. David Spiceland

Financial Accounting, 2nd Edition

David Spiceland, Wayne Thomas and Don Herrmann have developed a unique text based on over 50 collective years of experience in the classroom. They’ve brought together best practices like highlighting Common Mistakes, offering frequent Let’s Review exercises, integrating the course with a running Continuing Problem, demonstrating the relevance of the course to non-majors with a Career Corner, and communicating it all in a student-friendly Conversational Writing Style. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 4th Edition, Fred Phillips

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, 4th Edition

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting, presents an engaging, balanced, and appropriately paced analysis of the fundamentals of financial accounting. Its writing style makes it easy to read and understand, while the selection of real focus companies reinforces the relevance of accounting by introducing students to accounting and business activities in the context of their favorite companies. Balance between preparer and user orientations is achieved throughout the book, by studying both the accounting activities that take place inside the company, as well as evaluating their impact on decisions, and users outside the company. Topic coverage is paced appropriately for students new to accounting, and is thoroughly reinforced every step of the way with an ample variety of innovative pedagogical tools. Clearly understandable, relevant, and accessible, FFA is simply the most student-friendly financial book on the market and provides the tools for students to grasp financial accounting from the ground up. Continue reading