The 7th Edition of Financial Accounting focuses on analysis and interpretation while retaining the basics of relevant accounting processes. Analyzing and interpreting real-life financial statements are a key part of this text. This edition covers all recent developments in financial reporting, including International Financial Reporting Standards, FASB Accounting Standards Codification, eXtensible Business Reporting Language changes, the role of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and new internal control standards. Part I develops the basic accounting model using a simplified corporate form and explains the concepts and steps in the accounting cycle. The authors introduce the statement of cash flows early in the text. Part II introduces internal controls and cash accounting issues. Chapters then cover income measurement and valuation issues relating to receivables, short-term financing, inventories, and long-term assets. Part III discusses the corporation as a unique form of business organization. The authors discuss accounting for the issuance of bonds using both the straight-line and the effective interest methods. Part IV illustrates the statement of cash flows using a unique introduction that shows interrelationships among the financial statements and discusses financial statement analysis with an emphasis on the significance and interpretation of the results. It concludes with international accounting and financial reporting issues which includes a complete discussion of IFRS.
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Richard F. Kochanek, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of accounting in the School of Business at the University of Connecticut. Professor Kochanek received his B.B.A. and MBA degrees from the University of Massachusetts and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. He joined the accounting faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1972. Although he has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, his primary teaching responsibility has been the accounting principles course. Professor Kochanek has received every outstanding teaching award the University of Connecticut offers. These include outstanding accounting professor, outstanding professor in the School of Business, the United Technologies Corporation outstanding undergraduate teaching award, outstanding MBA professor, and the Alumni Award for the outstanding teacher at the University of Connecticut. He was one of the first four faculty named as "University Teaching Fellows". Professor Kochanek has published in The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Management Accounting, The CPA Journal, and Financial Executive. He is a recipient of the Competitive Manuscript Contest Award of the American Accounting Association. Professor Kochanek has been a faculty intern with Price Waterhouse, and has conducted executive seminars in financial reporting issues for banks, insurance companies, manufacturing companies, and public accounting firms.
A. Douglas Hillman, Ph.D., CMA, is the Aliber Professor of Accounting at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1965. He received his Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Denver in 1967, and at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1970 he was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree in accounting. Dr. Hillman has been a professor of accounting at Drake since 1970; he is a certified management accountant. Professor Hillman's foremost teaching emphasis is in the principles of accounting course. His secondary teaching emphasis is in cost and managerial accounting at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He also teaches in the CPA Review and Certified Property and Casualty Underwriter Programs at Drake. Professor Hillman has been recognized on numerous occasions for his teaching excellence. He has received the outstanding teacher award from the College of Business at Drake University. He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Business and Director of the School of Accounting while at Drake. Professor Hillman has published and presented papers in the Accounting Review, at the American Accounting Association meetings, and at numerous regional meetings, and he has been a regular contributor to the Certified Management Accounting examination. He does consulting in accounting information systems for small business and is a member of the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants. He has served on committees of the American Accounting Association, the Federation of Schools of Accounting, and the Institute of Management Accountants., and is the past chairman of the Information System/MAS Section of the American Accounting Association.
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