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Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting

February 2008 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Sage Course Companion on Financial Accounting is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to master key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces.

Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides:

  • Easy access to the key issues in Financial Accounting
  • Practice questions and sample answers to help you prepare for exams and assignments
  • Tips to help you remember key points and earn extra marks
  • Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks
  • Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course

The Sage Course Companion on Financial Accounting is much more than a revision guide for undergraduates; it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Introduction to Financial Accounting, Stewardship and Regulation
The Accounting Equation and Recording Transactions
Accruals and Prepayments
Stock Valuation
Bad and Doubtful Debts
Fixed Assets and Depreciation
The Balance Sheet
The Profit and Loss Account
The Cash Flow Statement
Preparing the Final Accounts (Worked Example)
Analysis of Company Financial Statements
Practice Questions
PART THREE: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS (in collaboration with David McIlroy)
How to Get the Most Out of Your Lectures
How to Make the Most of Seminars
Essay Writing Tips
Revision Hints and Tips
Tips on Interpreting Essay and Exam Questions
Exam Tips
Be a Winner
Success in Your Financial Accounting Exam


Students thought that this book was easy to follow and understand

Dr Scott Foster
Department of HRM, Liverpool John Moores University
November 10, 2013

Students found the book interesting and fundamental to their understanding of finance

Dr Scott Foster
Department of Marketing, Liverpool John Moores University
July 11, 2013

Excellent book for those having to struggle undertanding accounting theory and practice.

Mr Jaypal Jain
Said Business School, University of Oxford
July 13, 2010

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