Introduction to Accounting
Publication Date 1 Mar 2018
OverviewPeter Scott's 'Introduction to Accounting' provides a thorough but accessible and engaging introduction to the subject for first year accounting and finance students.This highly practical textbook uses a multitude of worked and real life examples, supportive learning features, crystal clear explanations, and extensive online resources (fully integrated with the book) to guide students towards a confident understanding of the fundamentals of accounting. Scott's distinctively lively writing style sets the numerical content within an easy-to-follow narrative, and the real life relevance of each tool or technique is explained at every turn. All key areas of first year courses are covered to provide a solid foundation for more advanced modules, with two chapters and an extensive online case study dedicated to the important topic of double-entry bookkeeping.The book's online resources include a wealth of free-to-access materials, which are complemented by Dashboard, our online assessment and homework platform. The online resources are fully downloadable into a university's local VLE.The online student resources include: - Interactive Multiple Choice Questions for revising key topics;- Numerical exercises for practising the calculation of accounting information from given sets of data;- 'Go back over this again' features containing a mix of further examples, written exercises, true or false questions, and annotated accounting information to help consolidate learning and revise or revisit concepts;- 'Show me how to do it' videos that provide practical demonstrations of dealing with more complex accounting tasks;- Web links for primary source material and articles through which readers can learn more about the companies and organizations discussed in the book.Dashboard, our online learning and assessment tool, features:- Quizzes. A test bank of over 500 ready-to-use questions, tailored specifically to the book's content, giving lecturers the flexibility they need to manage, set and develop quizzes tailored to their course;- Gradebook. Automatically grades student responses to quizzes, while its visual heat maps provide at-a-glance information about student achievement and engagement;- Course content. Additional material to support teaching, including a large double-entry case study, PowerPoint slides, and more examples and solutions;- Communication. Lecturers can share course news, spark a class discussion, or email students with course information, all through the communication tab.