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Accounting Using Excel® for Success 2nd Edition

James Reeve, Carl S. Warren, Jonathan Duchac

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2011
  • 1368 Pages
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ACCOUNTING USING EXCEL® FOR SUCCESS, 2E leads students to accounting mastery while increasing Excel® proficiency. Written with the modern business world in mind, this adaptation of the principles text--ACCOUNTING, 24E--offers an innovative four-step system for students: (1) read the accounting concept and illustration, (2) follow the same concept using the Excel® Success Example, (3) practice using the "Try It" Tutorial, and (4) apply knowledge by completing the Excel® Success Problem. This text reinforces key accounting concepts through six 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. Excel® Success Special Activities at the end of the chapter require students to manipulate spreadsheets and save the files to demonstrate Excel® competency. Within the auto-graded online homework products (CengageNOW and Aplia), students are asked to document their Excel® processes. For a complete demo of the Excel® Success system, visit

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.
  • NEW IFRS Features, IFRS PowerPoint® Presentation, and IFRS Pamphlet: IFRS features called "International Connection" throughout the text alert students to accounting concepts that are impacted by IFRS. Students can then refer to an IFRS table in the Appendix to understand how GAAP and IFRS differ and how that ties to textbook concepts. A supplemental PowerPoint® presentation on IFRS, presented by author Jim Reeve, helps instructors and students understand the history, development, and impact of this complex topic. In addition, the Mornin' Joe example after Chapter 15 illustrates what happens when a company goes international, and students can see a complete set of international financial statements.
  • NEW Chapter 25 with ABC: The chapter has a new title, reflecting a revised emphasis: Differential Analysis, Product Pricing, and Activity-Based Costing. Activity-based costing (ABC) is added as a new objective in this chapter, following a discussion of product pricing.
  • Enhanced Learning System: Students can easily locate the information they need to efficiently master course concepts. At the beginning of every chapter, students have a map of the chapter objectives, related topics and outcomes, Example Exercises in the chapter, and corresponding Practice Exercises in the homework. The "At a Glance" chapter summary completes this proven system that leads students quickly to the information they need.
  • Enhanced Transaction Analysis: This new format in Chapter 2 includes the following elements: (1) transaction description, (2) analysis, (3) journal entry, and (4) accounting equation impact using T accounts. This helps students understand how to analyze and record transactions. In Chapter 3, it describes and illustrates adjusting entries.
  • NEW Table Summarizing Common Transaction Terminology: In Chapter 2, students see common transaction terms and the related accounts that are debited and credited in a journal entry. This table aids students in preparing journal entries for homework and test purposes.
  • Enhanced Instructor Resources: The test bank has been updated and enhanced with multiple rounds of verification to ensure accuracy and consistency with the textbook. The PowerPoint® slides have been closely reviewed and updated by the authors to be contemporary and comprehensive.
  • Activity-Based Costing has been added to the managerial accounting portion of ACCOUNTING, 24e.
  • NEW Financial Analysis and Interpretation learning objectives take the accounting concepts presented in the chapter and apply them to real-world situations (i.e., horizontal analysis, segment analysis, revenue per employee, and dividend yield).
  • Updated Chapter 15: The authors added an illustration of an interest-earned timeline to help students see interest calculations for bonds. The presentation and end-of-chapter materials have been simplified for valuing and reporting trading and available-for-sale securities.
  • The Appendix for Held-to-Maturity Investments was moved to the companion website:
  • 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 at their own pace. Students will learn how to use Excel® as a helpful tool in accounting and business.
  • "Try It" Tutorials: These hands-on Excel® tutorials are posted online (with the access code that comes packaged with the book) 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 in the chapter to help reinforce the accounting concept. The same tutorials are available in CengageNOW and Aplia online homework solutions.
  • Excel® Success Special Activities: These end-of-chapters multiple-choice exercises reinforce and extend students' understanding of the accounting concept. Students are asked to open an Excel® file and document their processes. This helps build Excel® competency for business majors.
1. Introduction to Accounting & Business.
2. Analyzing Transactions.
3. The Adjusting Process.
4. Completing the Accounting Cycle.
5. Accounting Systems.
6. Accounting for Merchandise.
7. Inventories.
8. Sarbanes-Oxley, Internal Control and Cash.
9. Receivables.
10. Fixed Assets and Intangible Assets.
11. Current Liabilities & Payroll.
12. Accounting for Partnership & LLCs.
13. Corporations: Organizations, Stock Transactions, & Dividends.
14. Long-Term Liabilities: Bonds & Notes.
15. Investment & Fair Value Accounting.
Mornin' Joe Financial Statement (U.S. GAAP).
Mornin' Joe Financial Statement (IFRS).
16. Statement of Cash Flows.
17. Financial Statement Analysis.
18. Managerial Accounting Concepts & Principles.
19. Job Order Costing.
20. Process Cost Systems.
21. Cost Behavior & Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis.
22. Budgeting.
23. Performance Evaluation Using Variances from Standard Costs.
24. Performance Evaluation for Decentralized Operations.
25. Differential Analysis, Product Pricing, and Activity-Based Costing.
26. Capital Investment Analysis.
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