Financial & Management Accounting, 4th edition
An Introduction

By Pauline Weetman
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
September 2006
ISBN: 0273703692
824 Pages
$110.00 paper original

Part 1 A conceptual framework: setting the scene

Chapter 1 Who needs accounting?
Chapter 2 A systematic approach to financial reporting:
the accounting equation
Chapter 3 Financial statements from the accounting equation
Chapter 4 Ensuring the quality of financial statements

Part 2 Reporting the transactions of a business

Chapter 5 Accounting information for service businesses
Chapter 6 Accounting information for trading businesses
Part 3 Recognition in financial statements
Chapter 7 Published financial statements
Chapter 8 Non-current (fixed) assets
Chapter 9 Current assets
Chapter 10 Current liabilities
Chapter 11 Provisions and non-current (long-term) liabilities
Chapter 12 Ownership interest

Part 4 Analysis and Issues in reporting

Chapter 13 Ratio analysis
Chapter 14 Reporting corporate performance
Chapter 15 Reporting cash flows
Glossary of financial accounting terms


Part 5 Setting the scene and defining the basic tools of management accounting

Chapter 16 Functions of management accounting
Chapter 17 Classification of costs
Chapter 18 Product costs: materials, labor and overheads

Part 6 Job costs and stock valuation

Chapter 19 Job costing

Part 7 Decision making

Chapter 20 Breakeven analysis and short-term decision making

Part 8 Planning and control

Chapter 21 Preparing a budget
Chapter 22 Standard costs
Chapter 23 Performance evaluation and feedback reporting

Part 9 Capital investment appraisal and business strategy

Chapter 24 Capital investment appraisal
Chapter 25 Business strategy and management accounting
Financial accounting defined
Management accounting defined

I Information extracted from annual report of Safe and Sure plc, used throughout Financial Accounting
II Solutions to numerical and technical questions in Financial Accounting
III Solutions to numerical and technical questions in Management Accounting


• Questions are graded to test student understanding of chapter content, as well as skills in straightforward application of knowledge, and skills of problem solving and evaluation.
• The book is accompanied by a comprehensive support package for lecturers, arranged on a chapter-by-chapter basis comprising of: student lecture notes on a 'fill the gaps' basis; graded questions to supplement those of chapters; including multiple choice questions; solutions to questions in the book; and 'Safe & Sure’ annual report for analysis.

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