Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making (Wiley Desktop Editions)

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Now in its Third Edition, Financial Accounting by Kimmel, Weygandt, and Kieso has been tested and approved in the classroom. This best–selling text has helped students hit the road with a practical set of tools, and the confidence they need to use those tools effectively in making business decisions.

Financial Accounting provides students with an understanding of those concepts that are fundamental to the use of accounting. Starting with a "macro" view of accounting information, the authors present real financial statements and establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. They motivate students by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their future career.

Student Workbook:  This valuable study guide, written to use side–by–side with the Financial Accounting textbook provides the guidance and assurance you need to exceeed in the course.  Included a re study objectives, demonstration problems, true/false and multiple–choice questions, solutions, to exercises, chapter outlines, and blank working papers.

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About the Author:

Jerry J. Weygandt, PhD, CPA, is Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has a Ph.D. from the Univ. of Illinois. His articles have appeared in the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, and other academic and professional journals. Professor Weygandt is author of other accounting and financial reporting books and is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Wisconsin Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the recipient of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs Outstanding Educator’s Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001 he received the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

Donald E. Kieso, PhD, CPA, received his bachelor’s degree from Aurora University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He has served as chairman of the Department of Accountancy and is currently KPMG Emeritus Professor of Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. He has public accounting experience with Price Waterhouse & Co. (San Francisco and Chicago) and Arthur Andersen & Co. (Chicago) and research experience with the Research Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (NY). He has done postdoctorate work as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and is a recipient of NIU’s Teaching Excellence Award and four Golden Apple teaching Awards. Professor Kieso is the author of numerous other accounting and business books and is a member of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Illinois CPA Society.

Paul D. Kimmel, PhD, CPA, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Wisconsin. He is an Associate Professor at the Univ. of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, and has public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche (Minneapolis). He was the recipient of the UWM School of Business Advisory Council Teaching Award and the Reggie Taite Excellence in Teaching Award, and is a 3–time winner of the Outstanding Teaching Assisting Award at the Univ. of Wisconsin. He is also a recipient of the Elijah Watts Sells Award. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and has published articles in Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Management Accounting, Managerial Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, and more.

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Now in its Fourth Edition, Kimmel, Weygandt, and Kieso’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making has been tested and approved in the classroom. Whether you measure classroom success by improved grades, students who are better prepared for the Intermediate course and their future careers, or by student evaluations at the end of the semester, Financial Accounting delivers real results.

“If you are teaching a debit/credit centered financial accounting principles class there is not a better written or organized text.  Believe me I have looked.  The supporting materials for instructors [are] also terrific.”
––Nancy Snow, University of Toledo

“The textbook is well written with good examples and homework problems.   This book is easy to understand, but is rigorous in its coverage of accounting issues.”
––Paul Brazina, La Salle University, Philadelphia

“Best presentation of material in the industry. In addition, Financial, Managerial and Intermediate all flow together for greater coverage and comprehension.”
––Vince Enslein, Clinton Community College

Key Features

  • WileyPLUS gives instructors the technology they need to create an environment where students can reach their full potential and experience academic success. www.wiley.com/college/wileyplus
  • New Accounting Across the Organization features place accounting issues within the context of students’ majors.
  • Updated with expanded content on Sarbanes–Oxley and Corporate Governance.
  • New Comprehensive Problems combine concepts across chapters.
  • A new Continuing Cookie Chronicle problem traces the growth of an entrepreneurial venture and enables students to apply their newly acquired accounting skills.
  • Identifies the tools students will need to make real business decisions.
  • Provides balanced coverage of the accounting cycle at a level that is appropriate to what students need in the business world.
  • Emphasizes the accounting experiences of real high–profile companies, such as Tootsie Roll, Microsoft, Nike, and Intel.

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