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Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 8th Edition

Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 8th Edition

Paul D. Kimmel, Jerry J. Weygandt, Donald E. Kieso

ISBN: 978-1-118-95381-5 October 2015 808 Pages




Starting with the big picture of financial statements first, Paul Kimmel's Financial, 8th Edition, shows students why financial accounting is important to their everyday lives, business majors, and future careers. This best-selling financial accounting program is known for a student-friendly writing style, visual pedagogy, the most relevant and easy to understand examples, and teaching the accounting cycle through the lens of one consistent story of Sierra Corp, an outdoor adventure company.

Related Resources

  1. Introduction to Financial Statements
  2. A Further Look at Financial Statements
  3. The Accounting Information System
  4. Accrual Accounting Concepts
  5. Merchandising Operations and the Multiple-Step Income Statement
  6. Reporting and Analyzing Inventory
  7. Fraud, Internal Control, and Cash
  8. Reporting and Analyzing Receivables
  9. Reporting and Analyzing Long-Lived Assets
  10. Reporting and Analyzing Liabilities
  11. Reporting and Analyzing Stockholders’ Equity
  12. Statement of Cash Flows
  13. Financial Analysis: The Big Picture

Accounting Cycle Connections: Thoroughly revised accounting cycle chapters and topics, now help students make connections between the different steps of the accounting cycle, and provide additional opportunities for both more granular and comprehensive accounting cycle practice.

Practice Made Simple: New algorithmic brief exercises, DO Its, exercises, and problems available outside of instructor assignments provide opportunities for no-stakes practice and show answers and solutions as students check their work.

Organized Learning: A new and streamlined learning design of both WileyPLUS and the text helps students find relevant videos, reading content, and resources based associated learning objectives, so they can make the best use of time outside of class.

Solution Walkthrough Videos: Author Paul Kimmel walks students step-by-step through solutions to homework problems. Based on problems that are “similar to” (but not the same as) the problems students will find in their homework assignments

New Mobile Interactive Tutorials: Assign new interactive tutorials as pre-lecture or lecture-replacement assignments, and make sure students come to class prepared. Mobile friendly and available on any screen size, students can learn and review on the go.

Easy Assessment: New algorithmic multiple-choice test bank questions make student assessment simple to create and schedule. All questions are tagged with to Blooms Taxonomy, AACSB, AICPA, and IMA standards, and allow instructors and departments to quickly demonstrate outcomes, analyze student performance data, and make immediate improvements.

Develop Excel Skills: Assignable Excel Function Simulations give students hands on practice with relevant Excel Functions, while teaching videos teach students the basic steps. This is a perfect pre-req to more complex Excel based problems and projects.

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Based on cognitive science, ORION provides students with a personal, adaptive learning experience so they can identify what they know and don’t know early, build their proficiency on topics, use their study time most effectively. WileyPLUS with ORION helps students learn by learning about them.