Intermediate Accounting

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Intermediate Accounting presents accounting from the perspective of the essential activities of business: operating, investing, and financing. Learners will see accounting as it is in the real world -- an essential component of the management function and decision-making process.

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James D. Stice is the Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He is currently Associate Dean of the Marriott School. Dr. Stice served for eight years as the director of BYU's MBA Program. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from BYU and a PhD in accounting from the University of Washington.

Earl K. Stice is the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Accounting in the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University, where he has been on the faculty since 1998. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Cornell University.

K. Fred Skousen holds the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Chair of Management and is Dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He earned a bachelor's degree from BYU and master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. Dr. Skousen taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Minnesota prior to joining the faculty at Brigham Young University. In 1983 Dr. Skousen was awarded the Peat Marwick Professorship at BYU. In 1984 Dr. Skousen was elected to the AICPA Council, and in 1985 he received the UACPA Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Skousen has been a consultant to the Financial Executive Research Foundation, the Controller General of the United States, the Federal Trade Commission, and to several large companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of several corporations. Dr. Skousen is the author or co-author of more than 50 articles, research reports, and books, including Intermediate Accounting, 13th edition. Fred and his wife, Julie, have five sons, one daughter, and nineteen grandchildren.

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I grant you permission to use my name and school. I have a few comments below that are not all inclusive, but are a start - if you want some more, let me know. I need to get back to my office to see the book, especially chapter 6 - I can address that chapter specifically if you think that is appropriate.

I want to say that I have used Kieso and Weygandt for 19 years and this book is a refreshing change , but I guess I am hesitant to put that down on paper. If someone wants to call me, I would be happy to discuss the book with them and let them know I have switched from Kieso and Weygandt.

Well-balanced approach to Intermediate Accounting topics and well written, easy to read for students, understandable.

I like the coverage on accounting for derivatives - it seems appropriate for Intermediate Accounting - good introduction to a complex topic. I think the authors have a fresh approach to many topics and I think they provide excellent coverage to a broad range of topics. I especially liked their coverage of lower of cost or market.

I like the organization of topics - statement of cash flow emphasis rather than the balance sheet emphasis. There is a nice treatment of international accounting topics - it is not just a marginal notation as in many textbooks, plus good examples with interesting real world illustrations.

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