Financial Accounting: The Impact on Decision Makers

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The fourth edition of Financial Accounting: teaches accounting from both the preparer and user perspective.To lead students to a full understanding of the impact of financial statements on business decision-making, the authors use the financial statements from Winnebago Industries throughout the chapter and end of chapter material. Porter/Norton is unique in that it also uses a competiting company to Winnebago, Monaco Coach,to do comparative financial analysis; this is reflected throughout the text and in end of chapter problems.

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Dr. Gary A. Porter earned M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Colorado. Dr. Porter taught at several universities, including San Diego State; Loyola University Chicago; and the University of Montana; and has served as a department chair. He is currently Distinguished Lecturer at Drake University. Widely published and the recipient of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Porter has conducted workshops on introductory accounting education and corporate financial reporting, has worked as a staff accountant with Deloitte & Touche, and has actively served the Illinois CPA Society, American Accounting Association, and Financial Executives International.

Dr. Curtis L. Norton received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from the University of South Dakota. He is currently Clinical Professor of Accounting at Arizona State University. As Professor of Accounting at Northern Illinois University for more than 30 years, Dr. Norton earned the University Excellence Teaching Award and has published in THE ACCOUNTING REVIEW, THE JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION, CPA JOURNAL, as well as other journals. A member of the American Accounting Association and Financial Executives International, he also consults and conducts training for private and governmental authorities, banks, and utilities.

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"Porter-Norton's use of theory is excellent throughout the text."

"Overall, I like the Porter/Norton text very much. It is well written, well organized and through. I like the focus on trying to develop the logic and rationale for various ideas, concepts or rules."

"The study tips..are very good. They sound like comments an instructor would make in class."

"The Focus on Users and the Accounting for Your Decisions are excellent...(they) act as stimulators of thought as well as illustrations of practical applications. They make the course more alive."

"Porter/Norton's text engages the student throughout the readings and homework problems."

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