Accounting: A Smart Approach by Mary CareyAccounting: A Smart Approach by Mary Carey

Accounting: A Smart Approach

byMary Carey, Cathy Knowles, Jane Towers-Clark

Paperback | March 27, 2014

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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 this 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 ofhis 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 willnot 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 bookkeepingFor Lecturers:* Solutions to end-of-part case studies* Additional end-of-part case studies (with solutions)* Assessment guide* PowerPoint presentations* Test bank
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 C...
Title:Accounting: A Smart ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:March 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199674914

ISBN - 13:9780199674916


Table of Contents

Part One: Financial Accounting1. The Cash Budget2. Introduction to the Income Statement (or Statement of Profit or Loss)3. The Statement of Financial Position4. Accounting for Depreciation and Bad Debts5. Company Finance6. Company Accounts7. Statement of Cash Flows8. Interpreting Financial Statements9. Capital Structure and Investment RatiosPart Two: Management Accounting10. Costs and Break-even Analysis11. Absorption and Activity Based Costing12. Budgeting13. Pricing and Costing14. Short Term Decision Making15. Investment Appraisal Techniques16. Performance Measurement

Editorial Reviews

"This text book made my studies much easier by simplifying accounting; I wish more university level books could help students so effectively. Thank you Accounting: A Smart Approach for helping me to succeed in my studies and my exams!" --Ifrah Salah Bulale, Student, Stockholm University