Accounting: A Smart Approach (2nd Revised edition)

Accounting: A Smart Approach (2nd Revised edition)

By: Cathy Knowles (author), Mary Carey (author), Jane Towers-Clark (author)Paperback

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Engaging and lively, clear and practical, Accounting: a Smart Approach 2e brings accounting to life for both lecturers and students. Developed specifically with non-specialist students in mind, it addresses key questions that students might have: Why is accounting relevant to business? How does accounting help managers to understand and develop their businesses? How will studying accounting help me after my course? Following the global success of the first edition, Accounting: A Smart Approach 2e continues this fresh and effective approach to accounting for non-specialists, using a running case study to help students to understand the relevance of accounting alongside their wider studies: Sam Smart is the budding entrepreneur who forms the basis of the case study at the heart of this book. We follow Sam as he goes from starting as a sole trader , printing sports kits for local teams, to managing a global sports business. Throughout the course of the book he assesses the success of his business, finances day to day activities, makes pricing decisions, opens new branches, looks at cash flow, and facilitates planning, control, and investment. Featuring at the start of every chapter, directing students to the implications and applications of the the topic they are about to study, Sam and his business provide consistency and connection. As we follow the case study, all the topics central to accounting are covered with clarity, imagination and relevance, giving students confidence in approaching their course and exams. Through the wealth of additional examples and self-test exercises available alongside the case study, students will not only develop an appreciation of how accounting information allows a manager to make key business decisions, but they will also acquire the skills necessary to enable them to converse with accountants, and challenge their assumptions and methodologies. Through the provision of integrated PowerPoint slides, a comprehensive test bank of questions and a detailed assessment guide, lecturers are provided with an invaluable package of support, which is vital when teaching large student cohorts. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the text book and includes: For Students: Flashcard glossary Multiple choice questions Additional practice questions with answers Tables from the text Extra chapters on double-entry bookkeeping For Lecturers: Solutions to end-of-part case studies Additional end-of-part case studies (with solutions) Assessment guide PowerPoint presentations Test bank

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Mary Carey was formerly a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, lecturing in financial accounting and taxation and has a great deal of experience in delivering accounting courses for non-accounting students. She originally trained as a chartered accountant with Grant Thornton, London. Mary currently acts as an advisor for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Cathy Knowles is a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. She trained as a chartered management accountant with Unilever plc in London. She has held various management accounting posts with Marks and Spencer plc and H J Heinz Ltd, where she became Financial Controller for New Business Development. She lectures in management accounting and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Bristol. Jane Towers-Clark is programme director of the BSc in Applied Accounting programme at Oxford Brookes University having acted as Head of Department for Accounting, Finance and Economics during 2012. Jane trained as a chartered accountant with Ernst and Young in London, going on to work in Singapore and Australia as a lecturer and auditor before returning to the UK. Jane obtained her Diploma in Education in 2007 and is currently working on her Doctorate in Education with the Institute of Education.



Product Details

  • publication date: 27/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780199674916
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780199674916
  • weight: 818
  • ISBN10: 0199674914
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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