Accounting and Finance for Non-specialists

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Business & Economics - 407 pages
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The growth in the provision of education through open learning, coupled with increased pressures on teaching resources, has led to a greater emphasis on student-centred learning. Concurrently, the spread of modularization is giving students a broader choice of subjects to study beyond their major discipline, including elements of accounting and finance. Conceived in response to this shift in approach and the growth of non-specialist classes, the text covers the principles of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management, emphasizing the application and interpretation of information for decision-making. Effective teaching and learning are facilitated through a variety of distinctive features; these are designed to encourage interaction and allow for flexible study and assessment; they have been expanded and improved in this second edition to include more integrated activities and self-assessment questions, all with answers; new end-of-chapter review questions; more end-of-chapter examination-style questions, now graded by their difficulty, with selected solutions; and new glossary of terms.

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Measuring and Reporting Financial Position 6
The basis of valuation of assets on the balance sheet

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Peter Atrill and Eddie McLaney are both Lecturers in Accounting at the University of Plymouth, UK.

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