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Accounting: Information for Business Decisions, Volume 1

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ISBN-10: 075939542X

ISBN-13: 9780759395428

Edition: N/A

Authors: Loren A. Nikolai, Billie M. Cunningham, John D. Bazley

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This text, written by an experienced author team, is designed to help one understand how to use both managerial and financial accounting information to make decisions. Class-tested for three years across the United States, its friendly approach has already earned it rave reviews. The text provides an introduction to business in Chapter 1 and is the only introductory accounting book to have an entire chapter (Chapter 2) devoted to creative and critical thinking. A non-technical approach makes learning accounting accessible for majors and non-majors, focuses on using accounting information for decision making, and conforms with AECC guidelines for teaching accounting. A full-chapter length appendix on the accounting cycle (debits/credits) allows instructors to implement this portion of the course anywhere they desire.
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Book details

Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 990
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Loren Nikolai is the Ernst & Young Professor in the School of Accountancy at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from St. Cloud State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Professor Nikolai has taught at the University of Wisconsin and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Professor Nikolai has received numerous teaching awards. He is the recipient of the MU Student-Athlete Advisory Council 2004 Most Inspiring Professor Award, the University of Missouri System 1999 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, the MU Alumni Association 1996 Faculty Award, the MU College of Business 1994 Accounting Professor of the Year Award, the Missouri Society of CPAs 1993 Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year Award, the MU 1992 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the St. Cloud State University 1990 Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy 1989 Faculty Award of Merit. He holds a CPA certificate in the state of Missouri and previously worked for the 3M Company. Professor Nikolai is the lead author of INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING and has also been an author on four other accounting textbooks. Professor Nikolai has published numerous articles professional journals, and has made numerous presentations around the country on curricular and pedagogical issues in accounting education and was advisor for Beta Alpha Psi for twenty years. Professor Nikolai is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Missouri Society of CPAs (MSCPA). He has chaired and served on numerous committees of the AICPA, the MSCPA, and Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), and the AAA. He is past president of the FSA and currently is serving on the Board of Directors of the MSCPA.

John D. Bazley, Ph.D., CPA, is the John J. Gilbert Professor in School of Accountancy of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, where he has received numerous teaching awards, including the University's Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Bazley earned a B.A. from the University of Bristol in England and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds a CPA certificate in the state of Colorado. He has taught national professional development classes for a major CPA firm and was consultant for another CPA firm. Professor Bazley is the coauthor of INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING and has also been an author on three other accounting texts. Professor Bazley has published articles in professional journals, and is also a coauthor of a monograph on environmental accounting published by the National Association of Accountants. Professor Bazley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Colorado Society of CPAs (CSCPA), and the American Accounting Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Educational Foundation of the CSCPA. He has recently appeared as an expert witness for the Securities and Exchange Commission and as a consultant for a defendant in a securities fraud case.

Overview: Business, Accounting, and the Role of Creative and Critical Thinking
Introduction to Business and Accounting
Creative and Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Their Roles in Business Accounting
Planning in an Entrepreneurial Environment
Developing a Business Plan: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
Developing a Business Plan: Budgeting
Operating, Reporting, and Evaluating in an Entrepreneurial Environment
The Accounting System: Concepts and Applications
The Income Statement: Its Content and Use
The Balance Sheet: Its Content and Use
The Cash Flow Statement: Its Content and Use
Managing and Reporting Working Capital
Planning in a Corporate Environment
Introduction to Corporations: Structures, Reports, and Analyses
Developing a Business Plan for a Manufacturing Company: Cost-Volume-Profit Planning and Analysis
Developing a Business Plan for a Manufacturing Company: Budgeting
Managing, Reporting, and Evaluating Corporate Liquidity
Revenues and Cash Collections
Expenses and Cash Payments
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