Building on the flexible and balanced approach that has made this text a market leader, the new edition of Financial Accounting provides a strong real-world emphasis, integrates performance measurement, and emphasizes technology. New features motivate critical thinking, analysis, and decision-making.
Financial Accounting remains the most accurate text on the market, with accuracy reviewers checking every line and working through every exercise, problem, and case in the text and supplements.New! "Stop and Think" questions for each learning objective motivate students to read actively. These critical-thinking questionseach of which is accompanied by a short answercan also be used as a review device or as the basis for class discussions.New! The Supplement at the end of Chapter 1 now includes Walgreens company financial statements immediately following the most recent Toys 'R' Us Annual Report.New! Chapter-ending "Comparison Cases" require students to use the Walgreens and Toys 'R' Us financial statements to review information as a professional analyst would. Students must calculate various ratios and do a comparative analysis of the two companies based on their results.New! The popular "Focus on Business" boxes, which relate accounting to the real world of business, have been updated and redesigned, and more than 35 of the features are new to this edition.New! Each learning objective includes a list of end-of-chapter "Related Text Assignments" so students can identify the questions, exercises, problems, and cases that are associated with particular learning objectives.New! The new edition features three new video cases, bringing the total number of video cases to six. The videos are available on both the Student CD-ROM and the HM ClassPrep CD-ROM for instructors.New! The instructors' web site now features a collection of 16 new essaysone for each chapterthat discuss current events and issues. Essay topics include the Enron crisis, the nature and importance of goodwill, and the controversy surrounding accounting for stock options. These essays can be used as exam questions or extra credit assignments. Each essay comes with two sets of questionsone set that students can answer by reading the essay, and a second set that requires students to do additional research. Suggested answers are provided for both sets of questions.New! Bridge Tutorial CD-ROM for students emphasizes accounting transactions, provides a review of the debit/credit mechanism, and provides a foundation for the preparation of financial statements. The CD-ROM features 50 pre- and post-test activities on accounting concepts, designed to test students' basic understanding of the accounting cycle. Key concept tutorials provide reinforcement and practice for students. Interactive "Review and Reinforce" questions with rejoinders provide feedback on right and wrong answers. The tutorial also includes demonstration problems with voice-over narrations and a built-in glossary with on-screen pop-up definitions.New! Premium Blackboard and WebCT CD-ROMs include course material and information, course documents, chapter overviews, learning objectives, chapter and lecture outline, key points, key terms with definitions, PowerPoint files, Excel and Word documents, chapter summaries, assignments, and Web links. The CD-ROMs also contain self-test questions from the student Study Guide, ACE self-quizzes, interactive exercises, web exercises, discussion questions, real-world examples, cross-disciplinary features, visuals, and more.