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Financial Accounting and Reporting with MyAccountingLab Access Card
Financial Accounting and Reporting with MyAccountingLab Access Card
by Mr Barry Elliott
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, clear, step by step and is a necessity., 29 Dec 2011
As part of my Corporate Reporting and Governance module in BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance this truly is a necessary book to help understand the basics, applying it in real terms and then becoming more advanced and confident in your professional attributes which hopefully, as prospect accountants, auditors or cheif executives you can apply.

With the constant adaption of new and changing International Accounting Standards (IASs) , the accountancy profession has had to evolve dramatically over the past decade. This book helps break down , section by section the implications of current IASs and the importance of each standard.

What I find particularly useful is the way author breaks down certain lengthy calculations in a step by step format, all you have to do is familiarise yourself with the steps and then apply to tutorial work, text book questions and in the EXAM! From calculating Basic Earnings per Shares (BEPS) to recognising bonus and rights issues, this book truly is amazing in the way it helps break down these sometimes, complexities.

There are many extracts from company accounts such as Wal-Mart which basically quote the different policies adapted, this is particularly useful when you are trying to understand the relevance of some learning in lectures. Important policies include 'Inventory' and the method to adapt in the valuation of inventory; the book breaks down the effects on profit particularly with inventory.

It's a high quality, visual book and I would highly recommend it.


Corporate Financial Management with MyFinanceLab Mathxl: WITH "Corporate Financial Management" AND MyFinanceLab Content Internet Product
Corporate Financial Management with MyFinanceLab Mathxl: WITH "Corporate Financial Management" AND MyFinanceLab Content Internet Product
by Glen Arnold
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Laid out clearly and professionally , easy to follow. MUST HAVE., 29 Dec 2011
I bought this text book as it was recommended to me for my second year of studying Accountancy and Finance BA (Hons). Firstly, if you are studying financial management or management accounting this is THE book. As well as this, if you are wanting to broaden your knowledge on the complexities behind business and to help aid investment opportunities, again this book is intellectually stimulating.

One major advantage to this book is the frequent reference to past articles printed in the Financial Times; these are presented in pink boxes and are extracts which help relate to the content being explained.

There are breakdowns into calculating various numbers such as EPS (earnings per share) , determining the balance between liquidity and profitability as well as in depth discussion on financial and operating gearing.

The price may seem startling at around 54.00 but if you are either a student at university or someone who is trying to learn the financial aspects of business in general, then this price will be insignificant in the long run.

I refer to the text all the time and it is very transferable as topics such as corporate governance are also discussed.


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