Financial Accounting by Walter T. HarrisonFinancial Accounting by Walter T. Harrison

Financial Accounting

byWalter T. Harrison, Charles T. Horngren, C. William Thomas

Hardcover | January 6, 2016

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A User-Focused Approach and Solid Foundation in the Construction and Analysis of Financial Statements for Use in Future Careers

Financial Accounting gives readers a solid foundation in the fundamentals of accounting and the basics of Financial Statements, and then builds upon that foundation to offer more advanced/challenging concepts and problems. This scaffolded approach helps readers to better understand the meaning and relevance of financial information, see its relevance within a real-world context, as well as develop the skills needed to analyze financial information in their career.


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Walter T. Harrison Jr. is professor emeritus of accounting at the Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University. He received his BBA from Baylor University, his MS from Oklahoma State University, and his PhD from Michigan State University.   Professor Harrison, recipient of numerous teaching awards from student groups as well as fro...
Title:Financial AccountingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:912 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 1.4 inPublished:January 6, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Financial Statements

2. Transaction Analysis

3. Accrual Accounting & Income

4. Internal Control & Cash

5. Short-Term Investments & Receivables

6. Inventory & Cost of Goods Sold

7. Plant Assets, Natural Resources, & Intangibles

8. Long-Term Investments & the Time Value of Money

9. Liabilities

10. Stockholders’ Equity

11. Evaluating Performance: Earnings Quality, the Income Statement, & the Statement of Comprehensive Income

12. The Statement of Cash Flows

13. Financial Statement Analysis

Appendix A. Apple Inc. Annual Report 2014

Appendix B. Under Armour, Inc. Annual Report 2014

Appendix C. Typical Charts of Accounts for Different Types of Businesses

Appendix D. Summary of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Appendix E. Summary of Differences Between U.S. GAAP and IFRS Cross-Referenced to Chapter