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Accounting for Decision Making

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Introduces the contents of financial statements and their interpretation and analysis. Introductory management accounting topics are also included. Emphasis is placed on covering the decision making tools from a user's perspective, without the need to refer to debits and credits.

Introduction to accounting

  • The role of accounting
  • Users of accounting information
  • Regulatory environment

Introduction to financial statements

  • Defining assets, liabilities, equity, income, expenses and net income
  • Classifying accounts as assets, liabilities, equity, revenues or expenses
  • The accounting equation
  • Characteristics of financial statements
  • Introduction to the balance sheet
  • Introduction to the income statement

Transaction analysis

  • The principle of duality
  • Recording transactions to start up a business
  • Recording revenue and expense transactions
  • Recording transactions that affect inventory
  • Multiple transaction analysis

Balance sheet

  • Transactions affecting the balance sheet
  • Format, presentation and limitations of the balance sheet

Income statement

  • Cash vs accrual accounting
  • Transactions affecting the income statement
  • Determining gross profit and net income
  • Format and presentation of the income statement

Cash flow statement

  • Purpose and format of the cash flow statement
  • Operating, investing and financing cash flows
  • Direct method of preparing the cash flow statement
  • Indirect method of preparing the cash flow statement

Financial statement analysis

  • Common sized statements
  • Horizontal and vertical analysis
  • Calculating ratios