ISBN-10: 143800138X

ISBN-13: 9781438001388

Edition: 6th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Peter J. Eisen

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Like the other titles in Barron's Business Review Series, the new sixth edition of Accounting makes a useful supplement to college textbooks, and is also excellent as a main text in business brush-up programs. Author Peter J. Eisen familiarizes students with key accounting terms, explains the accounting equation, and goes on to instruct in the use and preparation of financial statements, the recording of business transactions in journals, and in closing and adjusting entries at the end of a business period. The book is organized to closely follow a standard college textbook, but concentrates on student understanding of what is done, and, more importantly, how and why. Other helpful features include--Review questionsComputational problems with complete detailed solutions presented when appropriateAdditional problems to reinforce the reader's knowledgeAn extensive glossary of accounting terms.New features in this edition include instruction in the use of spreadsheets to solve many accounting problems, a more detailed explanation of accounting data procedures as internal controls designed to safeguard assets, and extensive commentary on business ethics.
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List price: $21.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

The Accounting Equation
The Art of Accounting
What Is Accounting?
Who Uses Accounting Information?
What Information Does an Accountant Gather?
What Are Assets?
Keeping Track of Assets
Types of Assets
A Common Way to Express Assets
Determining the Money Value of Assets
Basic Business Organization Forms
How Is the Proprietor's Ownership Expressed?
Proprietor's Contributions
Assets = Capital
How Are Borrowed Assets Expressed?
Expressing Borrowed Assets
The Accounting Equation
What Are Revenue, Expenses, and Profit?
Recording Revenue
Recording Expenses
How Revenue and Expenses Affect Capital
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Financial Statements
What Are Financial Statements?
The Income Statement
The Statement of Capital
The Balance Sheet
The Report and Account Forms
The Classified Balance Sheet
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Recording Business Transactions
What Are Business Transactions?
Information to Keep Track Of
Changes Resulting from a Business Transaction
Where to Record Business Transactions
The Account
The Standard Form of the Ledger Account
Making Entries in Ledger Accounts
Recording Asset Changes
Recording Changes in Liability and Permanent Capital Accounts
Analyzing Business Transactions
Recording Transactions in Temporary Capital Accounts
The Rule of Double-Entry Accounting
Standard Form for the Ledger Account
Other Forms of the Ledger Account
Proving the Accuracy of Recorded Transactions
The Journal
The Purpose and Form of the Journal
Recording Business Transactions in the Journal
Recording Transactions in Both Journal and Ledger
Transferring Transactions from the Journal to the Ledger
Verifying Ledger Balances
Know the Conceits
Practical Application
Recording Adjusting, Closing, and Reversing Entries
Adjusting Entries
Types of Adjusting Entries
Accrued Expenses
Accrued Revenue
Deferred Expenses
Deferred Revenue
Adjusting Noncurrent Assets
What Is Depreciation?
Preparing the Worksheet
How to Record Adjustments on the Worksheet
Using the Completed Worksheet
Closing Entries
Eliminating the Temporary Account Balances
Using the Income Summary Account
Post-Closing Trial Balance
Verifying the Ledger After Closing
Steps in the Accounting Cycle
Reversing Entries
The Need for Reversing Entries
When to Use Reversing Entries
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
A Trading Business
How Service and Trading Businesses Differ
Special Accounts for a Trading Business
Methods of Determining Income
Determining Net Sales
Recording Sales, and Sales Returns and Allowances
Recording Sales Discounts
Determining the Cost of Goods Available for Sale
Determining Net Purchases
Determining the Merchandise Inventory
Determining the Cost of Merchandise Sold
Recording Daily Business Transactions
Adjusting and Closing Entries
Converting Beginning Inventory to an Expense
Establishing Ending Inventory
Preparing a Worksheet
Reversing Entries
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Special Journals and Controls
What Are Special Journals?
Kinds of Special Journals
Sales Journal
Cash Receipts Journal
Purchases Journal
Cash Payments Journal
Bracket Entries
Other Special Journals
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Safeguarding Cash-Special Controls
Internal Control
Special Controls to Safeguard Cash
Bank Reconciliation Statement
Recording Adjusting Entries
Petty Cash Fund
Voucher System
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Receivables and Payables
Selling Goods and Services
Recognizing Bad Debts
Direct Write-off Method
Net Sales Method
Aging of Accounts Receivable Method
Extending Credit
Promissory Notes
Interest-Bearing Promissory Notes
Transferring Notes
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Long-Life and Intangible Assets
Long-life Assets
Using Long-life Assets
Determining Plant and Equipment Costs
Allocating Plant and Equipment Costs
Recording Depreciation for Federal Income Tax Purposes
Disposal of Plant Assets
Intangible Assets
Capital Improvements
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
What Is Merchandise Inventory?
Inventories and the Trading Business
Errors in Valuing Merchandise Inventories
Types of Inventory Systems
Determining the Cost of Inventories
The FIFO Method
The UFO Method
The Weighted Average Method
Recognizing Significant Changes in Inventory Value
Estimating Inventory Value
The Gross Profit Method
The Retail Method
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
What Is Payroll?
Payroll Deductions
Social Security Tax
Federal Income Tax
State and Local Taxes
Disability Insurance Taxes
The Payroll Register
The Employee Earnings Record
Payroll and Government Regulations
Unemployment Compensation Taxes
Calculating Employee Earnings
The W-2 Form
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Financial Statements for Partnership and Corporate Forms of Business Organizations
Forms of Business Organizations
The Partnership
Characteristics of the Partnership
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Partnership
The Partnership Capital and Drawing Accounts
Financial Statements of a Partnership
The Corporation
Characteristics of the Corporation
Advantages and Disadvantages of the Corporation
Corporate Capital
Types of Stock
Recording Stock Transactions
Financial Statements for a Corporation
Know the Concepts
Practical Application
Statement of Cash Flows
Accounting and the Microcomputer
Electronic Spreadsheet
Data Base
Word Processor
Networking and the Internet (World Wide Web)
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