- Hardcover: 704 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7th Packag edition (July 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0139059938
- ISBN-13: 978-0139059933
Using an open, attractive, four-color design and user-friendly writing style, this best-selling volume offers a relevant, real-world approach to financial accounting theory, terminology, and procedures. Readers learn how to comprehend a typical corporate annual report and to use accounting as a tool in understanding how economic events affect business. Describes the most widely used accounting theory and practice — with emphasis on what accounting is rather than on what it should be. Introduces accounting and business concepts along with accounting procedures. Features real-world, chapter-opening vignettes and numerous real-company examples and stories throughout. Provides the complete Annual Report of GAP, Inc. — both in its original form (shrink-wrapped to the book) and reproduced fully in Appendix A of the text — and refers to the information in the Report throughout the book. Provides financial accounting Internet resources. For those interested in an accessible, solid, comprehensive introduction to financial accounting.