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Accounting Using Excel® for Success 1st Edition

James Reeve, Carl S. Warren, Jonathan Duchac

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ACCOUNTING USING EXCEL FOR SUCCESS leads students to accounting mastery while increasing Excel proficiency. Built with the modern business world in mind, this hallmark principles text now offers an innovative 4-step system for students to: Read the accounting concept and illustration. Follow the same concept using the Excel Success Example. Practice using the "Try It" Tutorial. Apply knowledge by completing the Excel Success Problem. This text reinforces key accounting concepts through 6 basic Excel formulas. Students build an Excel "portfolio" to demonstrate basic competencies in accounting and Excel. Each new copy of the book comes packaged with an access code that allows students to use the online Excel® Try It Tutorials. These tutorials guide students through the hands-on process of entering formulas and understanding how to Excel for accounting.

James Reeve, University of Tennessee

Dr. James M. Reeve is Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Information Management at the University of Tennessee. Professor Reeve taught as part of the accounting faculty for 25 years after graduating with his PhD from Oklahoma State University. His teaching effort focused on undergraduate accounting principles and graduate education in the Master of Accountancy and Senior Executive MBA programs. Beyond this, Professor Reeve is very active in the Supply Chain Certification program, which is a major executive education and research effort of the college. His research interests are varied and include work in managerial accounting, supply chain management, lean manufacturing, and information management. He has published over 40 articles in academic and professional journals, including Journal of Cost Management, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Review, Management Accounting Quarterly, Supply Chain Management Review, and Accounting Horizons. He has consulted or provided training around the world for a variety of organizations, including Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Norfolk Southern, Hershey Foods, Coca-Cola, and Sony. When not writing books, Professor Reeve plays golf and is involved in faith-based activities.

Carl S. Warren, University of Georgia, Athems

Dr. Carl S. Warren is Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the University of Georgia, Athens. Dr. Warren has taught classes at the University of Georgia, University of Iowa, Michigan State University, and University of Chicago. He focused his teaching efforts on principles of accounting and auditing. Dr. Warren received his PhD from Michigan State University and his BBA and MA from the University of Iowa. During his career, Dr. Warren published numerous articles in professional journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Dr. Warren has served on numerous committees of the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He also has consulted with numerous companies and public accounting firms. His outside interests include handball, golf, skiing, backpacking, and fly-fishing.

Jonathan Duchac, Wake Forest University

Dr. Jonathan Duchac is the Wayne Calloway Professor of Accounting and Acting Associate Dean of Accounting Programs at Wake Forest University. He earned his PhD in accounting from the University of Georgia and currently teaches introductory and advanced courses in financial accounting. Dr. Duchac has received a number of awards during his career, including the Wake Forest University Outstanding Graduate Professor Award, the T.B. Rose award for Instructional Innovation, and the University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Duchac has served as Accounting Advisor to Merrill Lynch Equity Research, where he worked with research analysts in reviewing and evaluating the financial reporting practices of public companies. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission and has worked with a number of major public companies on financial reporting and accounting policy issues. In addition to his professional interests, Dr. Duchac is an avid mountain biker and snow skier.
  • Each chapter offers basic Excel Success Examples to help students understand accounting concepts. These illustrations are clear and easy-to-understand so that students can learn independently and at their own pace. Students will learn how to use Excel as a helpful tool in accounting.
  • Investments and Fair Value Accounting: A chapter on investments and fair value accounting has been written to consolidate coverage of both bond and stock investments, as well as trading securities, into one chapter. The chapter also introduces a brief conceptual discussion of fair value accounting and its increasing role in defining today's modern accounting methods.
  • Try It! Tutorials: These hands-on Excel tutorials are posted online and show students how to solve accounting problems. Students practice accounting and manipulate spreadsheets using basic Excel formulas in a simple, step-by-step format. The tutorials walk students through the Excel Success Example within the chapter to help reinforce the accounting concept.
  • Excel Success Special Activities: Excel Success Special Activities: These end-of-chapter exercises reinforce and extend the students' understanding of the accounting concept by asking students to use Excel, software that is commonly used in business today.
  • This textbook uses an integrated learning system to help you complete homework and lead you to accounting mastery. Building on the authors' proven approach, clear examples and high-impact writing guide you through the preparation of financial statements as the authors artfully provide a framework for understanding what accounting is all about and accounting's evolving role in business.
  • Guiding Principles System: Students easily locate the information they need to master course concepts with the "Guiding Principles System (GPS)" at the beginning of every chapter. This innovative system plots a course through the chapter content by displaying the chapter objectives, major topics related to each chapter objective, and related Example Exercises. The reference to the "At a Glance" chapter summary completes this proven system that leads students quickly to the information they need.
  • Enhanced Example Exercises: Reinforce concepts and build students' confidence through Example Exercises, which create consistency between the chapter presentation and assignable material. Students follow the authors' example in the chapter to complete the Practice Exercises at the end of the chapter. With consistent labeling references between the Example Exercises and Practice Exercises, students get the guidance and practice they need.
  • Written for Today's Students. Designed for today's students, Reeve/Warren/Duchac uses an innovative, high-impact writing style that emphasizes topics in a concise and clearly written manner. Direct sentences, concise paragraphs, and numbered lists provide students with an easy-to-follow structure for learning accounting. This is achieved without sacrificing content or rigor.
  • Mornin' Joe Financial Statements: Beginning with Chapter 7, "Inventories," and continuing through Chapter 15, "Investments and Fair Value Accounting," each chapter contains an excerpt from the full financial statements for Mornin' Joe, a coffee company. The addition of this new example shows students the big picture of accounting by providing a consistent reference point for users who want to see an entire set of financial statements and the way each chapter topic fits within them. The financial statements were crafted by the authors to be consistent with the presentation in each chapter, and the numbers were kept simple for introductory students.
  • Long-Term Liabilities: Bonds and Notes: In this edition, long-term liabilities are consolidated into a single chapter to provide students a more cohesive presentation of a corporation's activities. New coverage of installment notes provides added context and an example from student's lives.
1. Introduction to Accounting and Business.
2. Analyzing Transactions.
3. The Adjusting Process.
4. Completing the Accounting Cycle.
5. Accounting Systems.
6. Accounting for Merchandising Businesses.
7. Inventories.
8. Sarbanes Oxley, Internal Controls, & Cash.
9. Receivables.
10. Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets.
11. Current Liabilities & Payroll.
12. Accounting for Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies.
13. Corporations: Organization, Capital Stock Transactions, and Dividends.
14. Long-Term Liabilities: Bonds and Notes
15. Investments and Fair Value Accounting
Complete Financial Statements for Mornin' Joe.
16. Statement of Cash Flows.
17. Financial Statement Analysis.
18. Introduction to Managerial Accounting.
19. Job Order Cost Systems.
20. Process Cost Systems.
21. Cost Behavior and Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis.
22. Budgeting.
23. Performance Evaluation Using Variances from Standard Costs.
24. Performance Evaluation for Decentralized Operations.
25. Differential Analysis and Product Pricing.
26. Capital Investment Analysis.
Appendix A: Interest Tables.
Appendix B: Reversing Entries.
Appendix C: Merchandising End-of-Period Spreadsheet.
Appendix D: Annual Report.
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