Essentials of Accounting (8th Edition)

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The leading programmed" reference in accounting, this book is a self-teaching, self-paced" introduction to financial accounting that presents the ideas and terminology essential to an understanding of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows. It includes important accounting concepts and terms, a clear explanation of financial statements, the use of financial accounting information, and a comprehensive glossary of over 500 key accounting terms. Other key topics include accounting records and systems, revenues and monetary assets, inventories and cost of sales, noncurrent assets and depreciation, and liabilities and equity. For active users of business data.

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Robert N. Anthony is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Management Control (Emeritus) at Harvard Business School, and a trustee of both Colby College and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. A former President of the American Accounting Association, Dr. Anthony has also been Assistant Secretary of Defense, Controller. He has received awards including "Outstanding Accounting Educator" from the American Accounting Hall of Fame.

Leslie K. Breitner, D.B.A., and Lecturer in Public Policy, teaches financial management, financial statement analysis, and management control for government and nonprofit organizations at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In addition, Dr. Breitner has developed and taught an online financial management course for a master's program in health care management at Seton Hall University. Prior to coming to the Kennedy School she was a full-time member of the faculty in the Graduate School for Health Studies, Health Care Administration Program at Simmons College. She received her doctorate from the Departments of Accounting and Health Care Management at Boston University's Graduate School of Management.

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"This book will be of great value to corporate management trainees, as well as to business school students who want to 'hit the ground running.'" — Professor Jonathan B. Schiff, Fairleigh Dickinson University

"We have effectively used Essentials of Accounting in our introductory graduate level course in financial accounting. Dr. Anthony is clearly one of the leading academics in our field and has demonstrated an ability to communicate a difficult body of knowledge to generations of accounting students." — Professor Steven Lilien, Baruch College

"Essentials of Accounting serves as an indispensable tool for teaching and as a guidebook for anyone wanting to understand the foundations of accounting in an easy, highly interactive way. It is simply the best." — Professor Philip DiSalvio, Seton Hall University

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