Accounting

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Cengage Learning, Jul 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 1328 pages
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With a firm understanding of the changing needs of students, ACCOUNTING, 23e, leads students to accounting mastery using an integrated learning system. Building on the authors' proven approach, students are guided through the preparation of financial statements as the authors artfully provide a framework for understanding what accounting is all about and accounting's evolving role in business.
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Great book and totally worth $160 I paid for it. I used it for 3 classes: Accounting I & II, and Managerial Accounting. Even after I'm done with those classes, I'll keep this book for a quick reference

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Contents

Introduction to Accounting and Business
1
Analyzing Transactions
49
The Adjusting Process
99
Completing the Accounting Cycle
143
Accounting Systems
201
Accounting for Merchandising Businesses
251
Inventories
311
SarbanesOxley Internal Control and Cash
352
Financial Statement Analysis
762
Managerial Accounting Concepts and Principles
817
Job Order Costing
854
Process Cost Systems
896
Cost Behavior and CostVolumeProfit Analysis
947
Budgeting
996
Performance Evaluation Using Variances from Standard Costs
1042
Performance Evaluation for Decentralized Operations
1086

Receivables
397
Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets
440
Current Liabilities and Payroll
484
Accounting for Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
532
Corporations Organization Stock Transactions and Dividends
574
LongTerm Liabilities Bonds and Notes
617
Investments and Fair Value Accounting
657
Statement of Cash Flows
710
Differential Analysis and Product Pricing
1131
Capital Investment Analysis
1179
Appendices
1217
Glossary
31
Subject Index
43
Company Index
60
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About the author (2008)

Dr. Carl S. Warren is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Georgia, Athens. Dr. Warren has taught classes at the University of Georgia, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and University of Chicago. He focused his teaching efforts on principles of accounting and auditing. Dr. Warren received his PhD from Michigan State University and his BBA and MA from the University of Iowa. During his career, Dr. Warren published numerous articles in professional journals, including THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTANCY, THE CPA JOURNAL, and AUDITING: A JOURNAL OF PRACTICE AND THEORY. Dr. Warren has served on numerous committees of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also has consulted with numerous companies and public accounting firms. His outside interests include playing handball, golfing, skiing, backpacking, and fly-fishing.

Dr. James M. Reeve is Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Management at the University of Tennessee. Professor Reeve taught as part of the accounting faculty for twenty-five years after graduating with his PhD from Oklahoma State University. His teaching effort focused on undergraduate accounting principles and graduate education in the Master of Accountancy and Senior Executive MBA programs. Beyond this, Professor Reeve is very active in the Supply Chain Certification program, which is a major executive education and research effort of the college. His research interests are varied and include work in managerial accounting, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, and information management. He has published over forty articles in academic and professional journals, including JOURNAL OF COST MANAGEMENT, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING RESEARCH, ACCOUNTING REVIEW, MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING QUARTERLY, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT REVIEW, and ACCOUNTING HORIZONS. He has consulted or provided training around the world for a variety of organizations, including Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Norfolk Southern, Hershey Foods, Coca-Cola, and Sony. When not writing books, Professor Reeve plays golf and is involved in faith-based activities.

Dr. Jonathan Duchac is the Merrill Lynch and Co. Professor of Accounting and is Director of the Program in Enterprise Risk Management at Wake Forest University. He earned his PhD in accounting from the University of Georgia and currently teaches introductory and advanced courses in financial accounting. Dr. Duchac has received a number of awards during his career, including the Wake Forest University Outstanding Graduate Professor Award, the T.B. Rose award for Instructional Innovation, and the University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Duchac has served as Accounting Advisor to Merrill Lynch Equity Research, where he worked with research analysts in reviewing and evaluating the financial reporting practices of public companies. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission and has worked with a number of major public companies on financial reporting and accounting policy issues. In addition to his professional interests, Dr. Duchac is Treasurer of The Special Children's School of Winston-Salem, a private, nonprofit developmental day school serving child with special needs. Dr. Duchac is an avid long-distance runner, mountain biker, and snow skier. His recent events include the Grandfather Mountain Marathon, the Black Mountain Marathon, the Shut-In Ridge Trail run, and NO MAAM (Nocturnal Overnight Mountain Bike Assault on Mount Mitchell).

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