Peter Scott's Introduction to Financial Accounting provides a thorough but accessible and engaging introduction to the subject for first year students.
This highly practical textbook uses a multitude of worked and real life examples, supportive learning features, crystal clear explanations, and extensive online resources (all fully integrated with the book) to guide students towards a confident understanding of the fundamentals of financial accounting. Scott's lively writing style sets the numerical content within an easy-to-follow narrative, and the real life relevance of each tool or technique is explained at every turn. All key areas of first year financial accounting courses are covered to provide a solid foundation for more advanced modules, with two chapters and an extensive online case study dedicated to the important topic of double-entry bookkeeping.
The book's online resources include a wealth of materials which can be downloaded into a university's local VLE.
The student resources include: - Interactive Multiple Choice Questions for revising key topics;
- Numerical exercises for practising the calculation of accounting information from given sets of data;
- 'Go back over this again' features containing a mix of further examples, written exercises, true or false questions, and annotated accounting information to help consolidate learning and revise or revisit concepts;
- 'Show me how to do it' videos that provide practical demonstrations of dealing with more complex accounting tasks;
- Web links for primary source material and articles through which readers can learn more about the companies and organizations discussed in the book.
Lecturer resources include PowerPoint slides, examples and solutions, and hundreds of ready-to-use multiple-choice questions, all arranged by chapter. Lecturers can choose to make the online materials available to their students via Dashboard, a learning and assessment tool which provides sophisticated analytics for student achievement and engagement with the resources, also facilitating discussions and course updates.
1: Introduction 2: The statement of financial position 3: The income statement 4: Double-entry bookkeeping 1: Debits, credits, T accounts, the trial balance and the financial statements 5: Double-entry bookkeeping 2: Books of prime entry, accounting systems and other double entry applications 6: The statement of cash flows 7: Business organizations and the financing of business 8: Ratio analysis 1: Profitability, efficiency and performance 9: Ratio analysis 2: Liquidity, working capital and long term financial stability 10: Corporate governance and sustainability
Peter Scott held the position of Principal Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University until 2016, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He was an undergraduate personal tutor and was awarded a Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award on four occasions following nominations by his students. Prior to De Montfort, Peter trained with Grant Thornton, Chartered Accountants, where he also gained post qualification experience, before moving into industry at Ashfield Holdings Plc. Peter has presented various academic papers on the subject of auditing at several conferences in the UK, and has jointly authored published papers in refereed journals. He has also undertaken writing assignments for the ACCA, CIMA and the CIES International University Network (University of Neuchatel, Switzerland).
Reviews for Introduction to Financial Accounting
Creating a cohesive, logical, and meaningful accounting textbook is a hard and overwhelming task to do but the author of this book has done it brilliantly. * Amin Soheili, Joenkoeping University, Sweden *