Synopses & Reviews
This bestselling book has helped countless readers advance in their careers by gaining a practical set of skills and the confidence needed to use those skills effectively in making business decisions. The fifth edition begins by presenting a macro view of accounting information, taking readers through real financial statements. They'll quickly discover how these statements communicate the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. Kimmel, Weygandt, and Kieso also arm readers with a Decision Toolkit consisting of a finite set of tools necessary to make intelligent business decisions based on financial information. The integration of this toolkit and the use of financial statements for decision-making makes this one of the most user-oriented books available today.
Financial Accounting, 5th Edition provides students with an understanding of fundamental concepts necessary to use accounting effectively. Starting with a “macro” view of accounting information, the authors present real financial statements. They establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, and operating activities of a business to users of accounting information. Kimmel, Weygandt and Kieso motivate students by grounding the discussion in the real world, showing them the relevance of the topics covered to their future.