John R. Dyson
Accounting for Non-Accounting Students
Accounting for Non-Accounting Students is highly regarded for its accessibility and clarity. The book combines user-friendly language and real-world examples, making it ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of financial or management accounting. It covers the essentials of book-keeping and the rules of accounting in a non-technical style and highlights the questions all non-accountants, wishing to excel in their studies and career, should ask.
Continuing the successes of past editions, the authors unique and user-friendly features are ideal for students who may be new to accounting:
· Special introductions explain why each chapter is important for non-accountants.
· An up-to-date news story at the start of each chapter provides examples of some of the real-world issues accountants face every day.
· A full-colour design aids navigation and enlivens the text.
· 'Key points' sections in each chapter summarize points to remember, and 'Check your learning' sections contain short questions to help you recap your learning.
· Each chapter concludes with Questions you should ask.
This eighth edition of Accounting for Non-Accounting Students combines the most successful features of previous editions with some brand new material and some substantially revised chapters:
· News clips This new feature consists of excerpts from recent news articles, which illustrate real-world accounting in practice.
· Chapter 2 on Accounting rules and regulations has been thoroughly revised and updated. It now includes the material included in the previous Chapter 2 (Accounting rules) and the old Chapter 9 (Information disclosure).
· Chapter 4 on Sole trader accounts has been formed by combining the previous Chapter 4 (also called Sole trader accounts) with the old Chapter 5 (Last minute adjustments) to form a comprehensive easy-to-follow new chapter.
· Revised Chapter 11 on Contemporary issues covers current challenges facing the accounting world.
· Revised Chapter 20 on Emerging issues discusses emerging issues in management accounting.
· International accounting standards (IASs) this new edition has been updated to include the requirements of relevant international accounting standards.
Visit the Accounting for Non-Accounting Students companion website at www.pearsoned.co.uk/dyson to access a comprehensive range of student-learning resources, including additional questions, web links for further reading and a glossary of key terms.
John R. Dyson was formerly Director of Studies of the Heriot-Watt University Management Programme, Edinburgh.