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Accounting for Non-accounting Students Paperback – 27 Nov 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 6 edition (27 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273683853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273683858
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 19 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 697,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Accounting for Non-Accounting Students has firmly established itself over five editions as the market leading text in its field. This highly regarded text offers a clear and non-technical introduction to the basic principles of both financial and management accounting.   Building on the success of previous editions, this sixth edition places even more emphasis on helping students understand the concepts of accounting and applying what they learn to the real world. This new edition includes a wide selection of news articles and real-world accounts allowing students to relate their learning to practice. It encourages a confident but critical approach to the range of accounting statements non-specialists are likely to encounter in their professional careers via a range of questions and thought-provoking activities.

Key features

  • Accessible, well-written and comprehensive introduction to accounting.
  • Each chapter includes a topical article from a newspaper plus related questions.
  • Real-world case studies featuring a broad range of companies.
  • Excellent pedagogy including: 'Check your learning', a large variety of student activities, numerous tutorial questions.
New features
  • New
  • activities test student understanding as they progress through the chapter.
  • New section on why this chapter is important to non-accountants.
  • New
  • feature details 'Questions non-accountants should ask'.
  • New
  • published accounts from a range of companies.
  • New
  • section on recent accounting scandals.
  • Expanded coverage of contemporary issues, including environmental and social accounting.
  • Expanded coverage of international accounting issues.
  • New discussion questions link the news article with the chapter.
This text is ideal for students from a broad range of disciplines taking a first course in accounting.

The sixth edition is accompanied by an excellent Website at www.booksites.net/dyson which includes challenging questions, additional case studies and a Lecturer’s Guide.

John Dyson was formerly Director of Studies of the Heriot-Watt University Management Programme, Edinburgh.

About the Author

John R. Dyson was formerly Director of Studies of the Heriot-Watt University Management Programme, Edinburgh.

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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This book is an excellent reference tool that anyone can understand. I found the layout and language a fantastic help when trying to grapple with nasty finanacial concepts. This book allowed me to finally gain a clear understanding of the basic foundations of the financial and business world after hours of previous failure.
I will keep this book beside me as I move through a career in industry as a secret weapon to ward off the financial whizz-kids! I would thoroughly recommend this book as invaluable to anyone with an interest in the business world and keeping one step ahead!
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I purchased this book on the recommendation of a co-worker (fully qualified accountant) who used the third edition while at uni. She was spot on when she told me that it is a great help to those students who come from a non-accounting background. (i.e. no A levels in accounting).

The layout is easy to follow, great self tests along the way, case studies, real world relevent news articles and even an online site with further tests.
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John does a very good job of informing the reader and assumes little or no previous accounting experience. If you're new to the world of accounting or finance, this is the book for you.
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What can I say? This book tells you virtually everything you need to know about accounting -- and not a technie in sight!
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The book has been chosen to be our coursebook and was a great help when I did the very basics of accounting. When it came to the second year however, the number of examples was insufficient to help students understand the topics. The explanations are good but sometimes too long. It's a good book to use as a core text but not enough to understand topics well.
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This book is easy to read yet engages the reader in financial accounting. This provides all essential information without overload and gives a firm understanding and grasp of all concepts. the book is colourful and easy to read.
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Covers all the basics in understandable terms for those with no previous knowledge of the subject. Some topics are glossed over a little too quickly and some readers may find that this book used in conjunction with the Financial Times' Guide to Using and Interpreting Accounts will give a complete picture (albeit one that you have to assemble yourself!). Bargain at this price tho - well worth the 1p + P&P I paid.
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This book contains all the information that is required for accounting skills if you do not have any when starting your own business.
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