Accounting and Finance: An Introduction, now in its eighth edition, contains all the information you need to start your business career. With its use of practical techniques and real-world examples, this best-selling text teaches you the basics of understanding and using financial information. This comprehensive guide covers financial accounting, management accounting and financial management in a single text, and provides you with the tools to make informed, successful business decisions. Key Features *Up-to-date coverage, including the latest IFRSs and corporate governance content plus a discussion of financing and dividend policies *Accessible step-by-step approach helps you master the subject one step at a time *New real world examples provide opportunities to apply and develop techniques *Progress checks, activities and exercises reinforce learning *Focus on decision-making prepares you for careers in business Eddie McLaney is Visiting Fellow in Accounting and Finance at Plymouth University. Peter Atrill is a freelance academic and author working with leading institutions in the UK, Europe and SE Asia.
He was previously Head of Accounting and law and Head of Business and Management at the Plymouth University Business School
Preface xxi How to Use This Book xxiii Acknowledgements xxv 1 Introduction to accounting and finance 1 Part 1 Financial accounting 37 2 Measuring and reporting financial position 39 3 Measuring and reporting financial performance 77 4 Accounting for limited companies (1) 121 5 Accounting for limited companies (2) 159 6 Measuring and reporting cash flows 201 7 Analysing and interpreting financial statements 233 Part 2 Management accounting 293 8 Making management decisions 295 9 Cost-volume-profit analysis 319 10 Full costing 361 11 Costing and performance evaluation in a competitive environment 408 12 Budgeting 457 13 Accounting for control 501 Part 3 Financial management 545 14 Making capital investment decisions 547 15 Financing a business 596 16 Managing working capital 653 Part 4 Supplementary information 707 Appendix A Recording financial transactions 709 Appendix B Glossary of key terms 728 Appendix C Solutions to self-assessment questions 745 Appendix D Solutions to review questions 766 Appendix E Solutions to selected exercises 781
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