Often imitated, never replicated: Your complete learning solution for introductory decision-making accounting courses.
Accounting: An introduction, 5e is the text of choice for students taking a first accounting course with an emphasis on 'real-world' decision making. It provides clear and approachable coverage of the principles of financial accounting, management accounting and financial management. In meeting the needs of non-specialists the emphasis is on the application and interpretation of information for decision-making. Atrill's primary focus is on the underlying concepts, rather than on the collection of data and the preparation of statements and reports.
For students: how do I use this book?
For instructors: how do I teach with this book?
Introduction to accounting and finance
Different accounting entities
Measuring and reporting financial position
Measuring and reporting financial performance
Measuring and reporting cash flows
Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
Cost-volume-profit analysis and marginal analysis
Projected financial statements
Capital investment decisions
Security and business valuations
The management of working capital
Financing the business
Trends and issues in accounting
Solutions to self-assessment questions
Solutions to selected application exercises
200 additional new and revised discussion questions and practical application exercises, providing more choice for lecturers who want to give their students less challenging options.
As well as developing traditional accounting skills, the new edition helps to develop generic skills such as communication, teamwork, critical thinking, problem-based learning, ethics, and self-management, planning and organising. While impossible to do all this in a single text, Accounting does facilitate a curriculum-wide approach to development of these types of skills.
Accounting and You boxes relate the content in each chapter to the individual student reader. This feature helps students see that what they are learning has real relevance to their everyday lives, and that they already make accounting decisions all the time.
Ethics, governance and 'green' issues are addressed in Chapter 15, and the new edition covers the changes that have occurred in the areas of governance and sustainability reporting.
The text has been fully tech edited to ensure accuracy.
Accounting terminology has been updated in accordance with AASB 101 Presentation of Financial Statements.
As most students will have had no prior experience in accounting or finance Accounting is written in an accessible style which avoids technical jargon.
Adopts an 'open-learning' approach and delivers topics in much the same way as a good lecturer would do, by encouraging readers to interact with the text.
Objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter highlight key concepts. The end of chapter summary, questions and problems are also linked to these objectives.
Key Terms are highlighted in the text and definitions are given in the margin.
Activity questions throughout each chapter test comprehension of material just covered, and build on topics presented earlier. Answers are provided at the end of each chapter.
Self assessment questions test student understanding of key concepts in practice. Solutions are provided at the end of the book.
Worked examples systematically step through accounting processes and calculations.
Chapter summaries recap all of the material covered in the chapter and are organised by learning objective.
Discussion questions assess student recall of the key concepts covered. All questions are aligned to learning objectives and divided into level of difficulty - easy, intermediate and challenging.
Application exercises show students how to apply concepts to practice. All questions are keyed to learning objectives and divided into level of difficulty - easy, intermediate and challenging. Selected solutions are provided at the end of the book.
End of chapter case studies give students real-world examples of accounting in practice, encouraging critical thinking.
'Real World' boxes appear throughout each chapter, highlighting contemporary accounting related news articles, to demonstrate how accounting concepts apply to actual business situations.
Full colour design, with an emphasis on visual representation of concepts through tables and diagrams, makes the text visually appealing and engaging for students.
Can be packaged with MyAccountingLab - with icons integrated throughout the text, MyAccountingLab is an online study tool designed to complement Atrill's Accounting, 5th edition.
MyAccountingLab is an online study tool that complements the textbook content. The Lab is arranged in chapter order, with similar styles of questions and problems as you see in the textbook, aligned to the learning objectives. The Lab is algorithmically driven, which ensures unlimited student practice without repetition. Designed as a virtual tutor, students are tested on their knowledge with sample tests, and then an individually tailored study plan is designed for the students, targeting those areas where they need to develop their understanding.
Use MyAccountingLab to:
easily assign homework, quizzes and examinations using pre-loaded content.
assess individual student progress (including study plan progress per student, overall class performance per chapter, student averages and detailed assignment results) within the Gradebook functionality.
analyse overall class results without any time spent marking or posting results.
MyAccountingLab offers lecturers:
A powerful homework and test manager that allows you to choose which questions and exercises to assign and when.
Automatic marking of online homework assignments and tests taken by students.
A GradeBook that:
Tracks all students' results on homework assignments and tests.
Helps you to identify key topics and specific questions that your class are having a problem with, allowing you to focus your teaching time more productively.
Exports the results of an entire class into a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft ExcelŽ.