Financial Accounting for Undergraduates, 2nd ed.
by Ferris, Wallace and Christensen
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We wrote this book to satisfy the needs of students taking their first financial accounting course by providing a high quality, contemporary, and engaging textbook at an affordable price.
Financial Accounting for Undergraduates is written for students who want to understand how financial statements are prepared and how the information in published financial reports is used. The Second Edition has benefited from extensive feedback from adopters of the first edition and suggestions from focus groups, market surveys, manuscript reviews, and interviews with faculty from across the country.
Financial Accounting for Undergraduates, Second Edition is intended for use in the first financial accounting course at the undergraduate level; one that balances the preparation of financial statements with their interpretation and use. This book teaches students how to read, analyze, and interpret financial accounting data to make informed business decisions. We believe students become more engaged in the course when they see how the content pertains to their everyday lives. Once engaged in the course, students perform much better and enjoy the class more.
Furthermore, we believe accounting is a discipline best learned by doing. Unlike some other disciplines, accounting needs to be practiced. Consequently, we took great care to incorporate a number of pedagogical devices and real examples that show students the relevance of financial accounting to their lives and that help students succeed in the course.
Table of Contents
"Why do I need to study financial accounting?"
Students frequently ask this or similar questions. The extent to which they feel accounting is relevant to their daily lives will often determine how much effort they put into the course. The following feature are used throughout the book to convey the relevance of accounting to their lives and society.
Real Data and Examples
Today's students must be skilled in using real financial statements to make business decisions. Through their exposure to various financial statements, students will learn that, while financial statements do not all look the same, they can readily understand and interpret them to make business decisions. In each chapter, we incorporate a wide range of examples using real companies that students know. In addition, the Extending Your Knowledge section in the assignments of each chapter requires students to use the financial statements of Columbia Sportswear Company and Under Armour Corporation.
Accounting in Practice
These boxed inserts help bridge the gap between the classroom and what students encounter in the real world. Accounting In Practice illustrations document situations a reader is likely to encounter and present the choices that companies make in reporting financial results.
Forensic Accounting is the one of the fastest growing areas in the practice of accounting. These boxed inserts help students understand how financial accounting knowledge can be used to aid in the prevention of financial accounting errors and the detection of fraud.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Increasingly, companies have found that â€œdoing good leads to a more successful, profitable enterprise. These boxed inserts help students understand how corporate social responsibility is being embraced by forward-thinking enterprises as part of their long-term business models.
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|Solutions Manual||Created by the authors, the Solutions Manual contains complete solutions to all the assignment material in the text.|
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|Test Bank||The test bank includes multiple-choice items, matching questions, short essay questions, and problems.|
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