Financial Accounting Tools for Business Decision Making

ISBN-10: 0470239808

ISBN-13: 9780470239803

Edition: 5th 2009

Authors: Paul D. Kimmel, Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt

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This bestselling book has helped countless readers advance in their careers by gaining a practical set of skills and the confidence needed to use those skills effectively in making business decisions. The fifth edition begins by presenting a macro view of accounting information, taking readers through real financial statements. Theyll quickly discover how these statements communicate the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. Kimmel, Weygandt, and Kieso also arm readers with a Decision Toolkit consisting of a finite set of tools necessary to make intelligent business decisions based on financial information. The integration of this toolkit and the use of financial statements for decision-making makes this one of the most user-oriented books available today.
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List price: $245.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 848
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Introduction to Financial Statements
Knowing the Numbers
Forms of Business Organization
Users and Uses of Financial Information
Business Activities
Communicating with Users
A Quick Look at Tootsie Roll's Financial Statements
A Further Look at Financial Statements
Just Fooling Around?
The Classified Balance Sheet
Using the Financial Statements
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Financial Reporting Concepts
The Accounting Information System
Accidents Happen
The Accounting Information System
Accounting Transactions
The Account
Steps in the Recording Process
The Recording Process Illustrated
The Trial Balance
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Accrual Accounting Concepts
What Was Your Profit?
Timing Issues
The Basics of Adjusting Entries
The Adjusted Trial Balance and Financial Statements
Closing the Books
Quality of Earnings
Appendix: Adjusting Entries in an Automated World-Using a Worksheet
Merchandising Operations and the Multiple-Step Income Statement
Who Doesn't Shop at Wal-Mart?
Merchandising Operations
Recording Purchases of Merchandise
Recording Sales of Merchandise
Income Statement Presentation
Evaluating Profitability
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Appendix: Periodic Inventory System
Recording Merchandise Transactions
Recording Purchases of Merchandise
Recording Sales of Merchandise
Comparison of Entries-Perpetual vs. Periodic
Reporting and Analyzing Inventory
Where Is That Spare Bulldozer Blade?
Classifying Inventory
Determining Inventory Quantities
Inventory Costing
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Analysis of Inventory
Appendix 6A Inventory Cost Flow Methods in Perpetual Inventory Systems
First-In, First-Out (FIFO)
Last-In, First-Out (LIFO)
Average Cost
Appendix 6B Inventory Errors
Income Statement Effects
Balance Sheet Effects
Fraud, Internal Control, and Cash
Minding the Money in Moose Jaw
Fraud and Internal Control
Cash Controls
Control Features: Use of a Bank
Reporting Cash
Managing and Monitoring Cash
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Appendix Operation of the Petty Cash Fund
Establishing the Petty Cash Fund
Making Payments from Petty Cash
Replenishing the Petty Cash Fund
Reporting and Analyzing Receivables
A Dose of Careful Management Keeps Receivables Healthy
Types of Receivables
Accounts Receivable
Notes Receivable
Financial Statement Presentation of Receivables
Managing Receivables
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Reporting and Analyzing Long-Lived Assets
A Tale of Two Airlines
Plant Assets
Determining the Cost of Plant Assets
Accounting for Plant Assets
Analyzing Plant Assets
Intangible Assets
Accounting for Intangible Assets
Types of Intangible Assets
Financial Statement Presentation of Long-Lived Assets
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Appendix: Calculation of Depreciation Using Other Methods
Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities
And Then There Were Two
Current Liabilities
Bonds: Long-Term Liabilities
Accounting for Bond Issues
Accounting for Bond Retirements
Financial Statement Presentation and Analysis
Keeping an Eye on Cash
Off-Balance-Sheet Financing
Appendix 10A: Straight-Line Amortization
Amortizing Bond Discount
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