Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 8th Edition

Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 8th Edition

Jacqueline Birt, Keryn Chalmers, Suzanne Maloney et al.

Now in its 20th year and 8th edition, Birt et al Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making continues to set the standard for introductory accounting texts. Perfect for all business and commerce students, it shows the relationship between business and accounting in a clear and accessible way. This edition has a new focus on developing Excel skills, which is the biggest skill gap in the accounting profession. Included in the new edition is an Excel primer outlining key Excel functions used in Introductory Accounting, Excel applications exercises across chapters, and a selection of Excel screencasts in the interactive ebook all designed to give students hands-on practice before entering the workforce. The inclusion of new reflection exercises in each chapter also highlights how the theory and concepts apply in real life.

Supported by a variety of digital resources, such as Excel screen cast videos, animated worked problems, and questions with immediate feedback, this textbook is designed for an engaging, interactive learning experience.

Judge’s Comment

Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 8th Edition", written by Birt et al., offers a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience that caters to various learning preferences. The book seamlessly combines traditional print and digital components, including videos, quizzes, drag-and-drop activities, and animated demo problems, to improve outcomes and encourage active learning. One of the key strengths of this resource is its use of interactives, such as embedded Excel spreadsheets that help students calculate working capital and compare reports. Additionally, the book incorporates video explainers from expert accountants to enhance understanding. By emphasising technology, data analytics, and real-world examples, "Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 8th Edition" prepares students for practical applications in accounting, making it an asset for both CPA and CAANZ students. This textbook offers a flexible, interactive, and engaging learning experience that stands out among accounting resources.

Shortlist, Winner, Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and Learning Resource – Print or Blended Learning
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Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
August 2022
Print or blended

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