The SAGE Course Companion on Financial Accounting is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to master key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces.
Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides:
- Easy access to the key issues in Financial Accouting
- Practice questions and sample answers to help you prepare for exams and assignments
- Tips to help you remember key points and earn extra marks
- Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks
- Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
The SAGE Course Companion on Financial Accounting is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.
Robert T Wearing is a Reader in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Management at the University of Essex. Previously he was a Lecturer in Accounting, University of Kent at Canterbury and has worked as a financial analyst in industry. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has published a number of articles in academic and professional journals.
PART ONE: INTRODUCING YOUR COMPANION PART TWO: CORE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM Introduction to Financial Accounting, Stewardship and Regulation The Accounting Equation and Recording Transactions Accruals and Prepayments Stock Valuation Bad and Doubtful Debts Fixed Assets and Depreciation The Balance Sheet The Profit and Loss Account The Cash Flow Statement Preparing the Final Accounts (Worked Example) Analysis of Company Financial Statements Practice Questions PART THREE: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS (in collaboration with David McIlroy) How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures How to Make the Most of Seminars Essay Writing Tips Revision Hints and Tips Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions Exam Tips Be a Winner Success in Your Financial Accounting Exam