Business Accounting & Finance

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9780077108090: Business Accounting & Finance

Business Accounting and Finance 2/e is a clear, comprehensive and engaging text that is essential reading for anyone studying accounting and finance. Carefully structured to reflect the topics covered in most one or two semester modules, the book comprises three parts: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Business Finance. Leading readers through all of the topics step-by-step, the text perfectly balances theory and real-life practice, to make it topical, up-to-date and lively.

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Toolkit: The text is structured to cover the three key areas that make up accounting and finance - financial accounting, management accounting, and business finance. In each chapter, the toolkit is applied and illustrated in the broader context of the business environment to highlight how accounting statements and financial information can be used to analyse business performance and improve management decision-making.
Currency: Contemporary issues, such as corporate governance and activity based costing, have been successfully incorporated into the text that not only strengthen the currency of the text but provide a refreshing alternative to the more traditional introductory accounting texts.
Flexible study resource: For students the text encourages an interactive learning approach. Chapters are closely linked to facilitate and ensure effective learning of the subject in a progressive way. Equally, chapters can be used individually, giving the lecturer the flexibility to maximise the benefits of the text.
Appendix: An appendix can be found at the end of the text which covers the basics of double entry bookkeeping. The style allows it to be used as a valuable learning tool or as a refresher to brush up on topics that may require further attention or on modules where coverage of these topics is required.
Extensive pedagogy: A comprehensive range of learning features and assessment material is integrated throughout the text to support students' study and reinforce the topics covered in each chapter. Each chapter opens with an introduction that sets the scene for the chapter and learning objectives. Key terms are highlighted throughout the text with an icon. A full explanation of each is contained in the glossary of key terms section at the end of each chapter. Each chapter includes worked examples and `progress checks' that provide regular application and reinforcement of the core concepts and techniques.
Press cuttings: Up to date press articles and extracts from the annual report and accounts of a major UK plc, including commentary and updates, contextualise and illustrate the relevance of current business issues.
Assessment material: An array of assessment material, such as review questions, discussion points, and exercises graded by difficulty, are included to provide the necessary support for student learning. Fully worked solutions to 45% of the chapter end exercises are found in one of the appendices at the end of the book.
Case studies: Found at the end of each part of the book, case studies integrate chapter topics, presenting students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to develop analytical skills and the judgement required to deal with real life business problems.

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Reviewers’comments '…the writing style is clear, easy to understand and practical.'

'It is bang up to date...the text is alive, relevant and interesting.'


Business Accounting and Finance is topical, up to date and a must read for anyone studying accounting and finance on undergraduate, MBA, and professional examination courses.

This acclaimed textbook introduces the core principles of accounting and finance in a comprehensive, engaging and practical ‘toolkit’ of concepts and techniques. It has been carefully structured to reflect the topics covered in most one and two semester modules, and also to facilitate self study. With its user-friendly approach, the text leads readers logically and clearly through the principles and techniques of financial accounting,management accounting, and business finance, and provides a flexible study tool for students and lecturers. This toolkit is applied in the broader business context to illustrate how financial statements and accounting information can be used to analyse business performance and improve management decision-making.


Key features

  • Up-To-Date Topic Coverage - This book is fully up to date with regard to IFRS and IAS reporting requirements, and includes integrated coverage of contemporary accounting and financial issues and topics of growing importance, including a chapter on corporate governance and sustainability reporting.
  • Worked Examples and Progress Checks - Comprehensive step-by-step Worked Examples and Progress Checkswith Illustrative Charts and Diagrams are included throughout every chapter to provide frequent reinforcement and facilitate effective learning.
  • Press Extracts - The inclusion of contemporary Press Extracts offers an insight into real-life business scenarios that highlight the practical application and relevance of topics across a range of companiesincluding Amazon, Liverpool FC, Marks & Spencer, Nokia, Apple, and Ryanair. 
  • Annual Report and Accounts - The most recent annual report and accounts of Johnson Matthey, a leading UK plc, are used to illustrate the techniques of financial analysis and trend analysis.
  • Case Studies and End-of-Chapter Exercises - The book includes a large range of End-of-Chapter Exercisesand Solutions, Questions, and Discussion Points, and six major Case Studies, which provide the opportunity to apply and develop the techniques, analytical skills and judgement acquired from working through each chapter.

 Tony Davies  FCMA MBA MCMI heads up Lucis Consulting, an international business and financial consultancy and training provider, and formerly lectured on finance and accounting at Bangor Business School, University of Wales.

Ian Crawford CPFA is a lecturer in accounting and finance at the University of Bath.


Visit the companion website at to access an extensive range of additional resources, including further case studies and chapter-end exercises, self-test multiple-choice questions, glossary flashcards, useful weblinks and an author Q&A. 


For instructors, a comprehensive suite of resources is available online, including an instructor's manual with all chapter-end exercises solutions, additional exercises with model solutions, additional case studies and debriefs, and PowerPoint presentations featuring all the book illustrations. 

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Davies, Tony; Boczko, Tony
Published by Mcgraw-Hill Education - Europe (2005)
ISBN 10: 0077108094 ISBN 13: 9780077108090
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Book Description Mcgraw-Hill Education - Europe, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0077108094

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