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College Accounting Textbooks

Principles of Accounting ($44.95)
The accounting student faces the formidable task of learning every aspect of accounting, which covers an immense range of topics. The Principles of Accounting textbook covers the essentials, including how to record transactions, close the books, and produce financial statements. It also addresses the accounting for cash, investments, receivables, inventory, fixed assets, liabilities, and equity. In addition, the textbook describes how to account for payroll, the many ways to track costs, and the various approaches to setting up a budget and deciding whether to purchase assets. The intent is to provide the student with a firm grounding in fundamental accounting concepts, which we reinforce with hundreds of examples. Principles of Accounting is so comprehensive that it may be used as a desk reference after students have become professional accountants. [Buy]

Intermediate Accounting ($44.95)
Few aspiring accountants can survive with only a basic knowledge of accounting. The Intermediate Accounting textbook addresses almost every advanced topic that a college student is likely to encounter. For example, the text covers the more advanced forms of financial statement presentation, when to recognize revenue, how to account for stock-based compensation, the proper accounting for leases, and the best way to account for a business combination. Also, since accounting textbooks tend to focus solely on accounting transactions, we include an in-depth discussion of ethical frameworks, which can be useful when deciding how to deal with ethically questionable events. In addition, the textbook illustrates these topics with numerous examples to improve comprehension. Intermediate Accounting is so comprehensive that it may be used as a desk reference after students have become professional accountants. [Buy]

Cost Accounting: Third Edition ($39.95)
Cost accounting is one of the most essential tools used by managers to fine-tune operations and improve profitability. Cost Accounting is designed for the college student who needs in-depth coverage of all cost accounting concepts, incorporating practical advice regarding their real-world usage. The text goes well beyond the traditional cost accounting topics of inventory valuation and cost analysis to also cover inventory management, price setting, target costing, constraint analysis, and budgeting. The material is designed to give the student exposure to how these topics are dealt with in a business environment. [Buy]

Accounting Information Systems: Second Edition ($34.95)
The accounting student should have a thorough knowledge of the processes within an accounting system. Otherwise, it would not be possible to create a system of controls, write procedures, understand where errors are originating, or develop new systems. The Accounting Information Systems textbook provides the deep background needed to gain proficiency in this area. In addition, it describes the key events in the process of developing and installing a new system. In short, this textbook is the essential source for the accounting student who wants to understand the core functions of an accounting information system. [Buy]