Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making 3rd edition is written for students who are required to complete a one semester unit on introductory accounting, the text covers the basic principles of financial accounting, management, finance as well an introduction to ethics in business and corporate governance. The focus of text is on the application and interpretation of typical business reports and how accounting information is used in business decision-making processes. The text emphasises the conceptual and business application of accounting and accounting information, providing clear explanations and applications so students appreciate the significant role of accounting information in all business environments.
This study guide accompanies Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 3rd edition, and is designed to enhance your learning experience and understanding of the accounting concepts and processes presented in the text. Within each chapter, you will find a range of opportunities to support your learning, including: preview of the chapter summary of chapter learning objectives checklist of what you should know from reading the chapter key terms multiple-choice questions true/false questions fill-in activities classification activities exercises to test your knowledge. The inclusion of solutions to all questions and activities will ensure that you have a sound conceptual understanding of the topics and can apply the role of accounting information to business decision-making processes.
Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Business economics - Controlling, grade: 2,0, , language: English, abstract: Decisions are made based on the information available to the decision maker. For companies the decisions of potential and existing investors matter most. Hence, businesses aim at presenting themselves to their stakeholders in the best way possible. This can be done through all channels of communication that are controlled by the company. Big entities hire specialised employees for departments such as communication or investor relations. Therefore, this paper aims at answering the question ‘which form of data presentation is most effective for communicating information to investors?’ and ‘which aspects have to be kept in mind when visualising data?’. Hereby, different presentation formats will be compared in terms of their usefulness for decision making. Furthermore, it will be discussed how different types of data have to be visualised. In order to understand why and how data can be manipulated, principles of correct visualisation will be analysed. The research is done by reviewing topic-related literature.
In the critically acclaimed first edition of A Social Critique of Corporate Reporting, David Crowther examined the perceived dialectic around traditional and environmental reporting to show it to be a false dialectic. Corporate reporting continues to change rapidly to incorporate more detail and especially environmental and social information. At the same time the mechanism for reporting has changed and the internet now enables more information to be provided to an ever wider range of stakeholders and interest groups. The perceived conflict between financial performance representing the needs of investors and other dimensions of performance representing the needs of other stakeholders still ...