Introductory Accounting adopts a measurement approach to teaching graduate students the basics of accounting. Integrating both financial and managerial principles from the U.S. and around the globe, it links accounting to other areas of business (such as finance, operations, and management).
Providing students with the context to understand how and why accounting is a valuable part of business, readers will gain an understanding of accounting's role in financial analysis and managerial decision-making. Tinkelman discusses accounting as an imperfect measurement system, offering guidance on how quantitative data can benefit analysts and managers when used with an understanding of its limitations. The book is strongly grounded in research, and also draws on plenty of examples and cases to bring these issues to life.
The conversational style of Introductory Accounting will appeal to MBA students, while key terms and illustrative problems make assignments easy for instructors. Additional materials for students and instructors are available on the book's companion website.
The emphasis of Managerial Accounting, 10th edition is on teaching students to use accounting information to best manage an organization. In a practice Hilton pioneered in the first edition, each chapter is written around a realistic business or focus company that guides the reader through the topics of that chapter. Known for balanced examples of Service, Retail, Nonprofit and Manufacturing companies, Hilton/Platt offers a clear, engaging writing style that has been praised by instructors and students alike. As in previous editions, there is significant coverage of contemporary topics such as activity-based costing, target costing, the value chain, customer profitability analysis, and throughput costing while also including traditional topics such as job-order costing, budgeting and performance evaluation.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING: THE IMPACT ON DECISION MAKERS 10E, now available as a bundle option with CengageNOW'v2, makes it easy to demonstrate that accounting is a powerful tool for business decision-making by going beyond debits and credits and keeping students focused on the big picture. For example, journal entries in the text and CengageNOWv2' require students to demonstrate the balance sheet and income statement impact of transactions, helping students see how business events ultimately impact the financial statements. In addition to exposing students to annual reports of highly recognizable companies such as Nike, Porter's exclusive Ratio Decision-Model provides students with a framework for reading and interpreting financial statements to make decisions. The focus on financial statements and decision-making carries through to the end-of-chapter with a suite of case materials that have students reading and interpreting financial statements. In addition, this edition uses a new modular organization built for how today's students read and assimilate information. FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 10E is available as a bundle option with CengageNOW'v2, an online learning solution that better prepares students for the exam by providing an online homework experience that is similar to what students will experience on the exam and in the real-world.
While most think of Rap as an entertainment medium, the reality that it is also as much of a business as any Fortune 500 company. Rappers seek to market their brand by creating quality songs, or products. The richest rappers take this a step further and use the brand they have built in music as an advantage in their business ventures, and that is where this book comes in. This book will describe the surprising business acumen of the rappers profiled, and will provide you with detailed descriptions of how they became wealthy beyond their hit singles. Some business ventures that will be discussed include: 50 Cent and Vitamin Water, Sean John and Rocawear by Diddy and Jay Z, a diamond mine owned by Akon, and a brand of wines by Lil Jon. As you will see, many rappers are excellent businessmen and much can be learned from their strategies for success.
At a time when health care organizations face unprecedented financial challenges, understanding financial accounting is important for all health care professionals, especially those who manage a department and a budget. Designed for both students and professionals, Accounting Fundamentals for Health Care Management, Second Edition clearly explains accounting principles and applies them to the health care environment.Critical topics such as recording and reporting financial information, depreciation, and financial statement analysis are all thoroughly covered The Second Edition offers: * New co-author, Thad Calabrese * New chapter (Chapter 2) provides an Excel tutorial. * New discussion of the impact of Health Care Reform in Chapter 3 * Updated throughout with information on IFRS * Coverage of 'cash basis' vs. 'accrual basis' * New discussion of 'fair value' * Simplified discussion of MACRS * New discussion of Sarbanes-Oxley Act * Many general updates