Survey of Accounting, 2nd Edition

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Survey of Accounting, 2nd Edition

By Paul D. Kimmel and Jerry J. Weygandt

$109.95  USD | $109.95  CAN

Kimmel Survey of Accounting, 2nd edition with the new WileyPLUS provides future business professionals with a practical introduction to financial and managerial accounting without the use of debits and credits. With its unique focus on building students’ decision-making skills and emphasis on financial statements, students are provided with the foundational accounting knowledge required to understand how these concepts are relevant to their everyday lives and future careers.

Grounded in the Kimmel and Weygandt family of products, this new edition with the new WileyPLUS presents a fresh introduction to accounting through various interactive practice opportunities, real-world industry videos and examples, and discussions on cutting-edge topics to engage today’s students.

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  • Adaptive Practice: Adaptive practice offers unlimited drill and practice focused on conceptual material, ensuring students are building their confidence and continuing to engage with the course material.
  • Blank-Sheet-of-Paper Design: This design with type-ahead fosters memory recall, while avoiding the potential pitfall of student typos. With a modern design, students work through accounting problem sets that mimic professional applications.
  • Pre-Built Homework Assignments: Each module contains pre-built homework assignments based on usage data. Instructors can quickly assign homework for students based on the most widely-assigned and completed problems, saving valuable time with course preparation.
  • Managerial Accounting Video Series: These videos are professionally-narrated videos that are shot with real-world business professionals. Students get exposure to examples of actual problems encountered in the field with familiar brands and understand how businesses solve issues in real-time.
  • Small Business Videos: Real-world company videos help students apply content and see how business owners apply concepts from the text to the real world.
  • Excel Content and Videos: Students benefit from gaining basic Excel knowledge in the context of accounting that can be applied to their future course and careers.
  • Real-World Financial Statements: Financial Reporting Problems and Comparative Analysis Problems are based on financial statements for companies including Apple and Columbia.
  • The Latest Accounting News: The weekly accounting updates keep you and your students up-to-date on the latest in accounting news stories. Each week, you’ll receive access to 3-5 news articles, video clips, business news stories, and more with discussion questions to bring financial accounting topics to life.
  • Algorithmic Multiple-Choice Test Bank Questions: All questions are tagged to Bloom’s Taxonomy, AACSB, AICPA, and IMA standards, enabling instructors to quickly demonstrate outcomes analyze student performance

Paul D. Kimmel, Ph.D., CPA, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Wisconsin. He is an associate professor at the University 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, the Reggie Taite Excellence in Teaching Award, and a three-time winner of the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award at the University of Wisconsin. He is also a recipient of the Elijah Watts Sells Award for Honorary Distinction for his results on the CPA exam. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Management Accountants and has published articles in the Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Advances in Management Accounting, Managerial Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, as well as other journals. His research interests include accounting for financial instruments and innovation in accounting education. He has published papers and given numerous talks on incorporating critical thinking into accounting education and helped prepare a catalog of critical thinking resources for the Federated Schools of Accountancy.

Jerry J. Weygandt, Ph.D., CPA, is Arthur Andersen Alumni Emeritus Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Illinois. Articles by Weygandt have appeared in the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, and other academic and professional journals. These articles have examined such financial reporting issues as accounting for price-level adjustments, pensions, convertible securities, stock option contracts, and interim reports. 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 has served on numerous committees of the American Accounting Association and as a member of the editorial board of the Accounting Review; he also has served as president and secretary-treasurer of the American Accounting Association. In addition, he has been actively involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been a member of the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) of that organization. He has served on the FASB task force that examined the reporting issues related to accounting for income taxes and served as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Weygandt has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Beta Gamma Sigma Dean’s Teaching Award. He is the recipient of the Wisconsin Institute of CPA’s Outstanding Educator’s Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he received the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award.

  1. Introduction to Financial Statements
  2. A Further Look at Financial Statements
  3. The Accounting Information System
  4. Accrual Accounting Concepts
  5. Fraud, Internal Control, and Cash
  6. Recording and Analyzing Merchandising Transactions, Receivables, and Inventory
  7. Reporting and Analyzing Long-Lived Assets
  8. Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
  9. Financial Analysis: The Big Picture
  10. Managerial Accounting
  11. Cost-Volume-Profit
  12. Incremental Analysis
  13. Budgetary Planning
  14. Budgetary Control and Responsibility Accounting
  15. Standard Costs and Balanced Scorecard
  16. Planning for Capital Investments
  17. Activity Based Costing*
  18. Cost-Volume Profit Analysis: Additional Issues*
  19. Pricing*
  • Appendix A. Apple*
  • Appendix B. Columbia*
  • Appendix C. VF*
  • Appendix D. Double-Entry Accounting System*
  • Appendix E. Time Value of Money*

*Available in new WileyPLUS

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