Basic accounting for non-accountants 2nd edition is an introductory text that covers both financial accounting and cost and management accounting. It is designed to equip students with a sound basic knowledge of both accounting fields. This book is ideally suited for students with little or no prior accounting background and can be used as a theoretical basis for the advancement of their lifelong learning.
Basic and comprehensive illustrative examples that are easy to understand have been included. This revised edition includes new topics such as labour, standard costing and time value of money. The content of the existing chapters has been updated and additional tutorial questions that will give students sufficient practice to reinforce their newly acquired knowledge have been provided.
Melanie Cloete and Ferina Marimuthu are knowledgeable in both the education and the accounting field and have been working as academics at the Durban University of Technology (KwaZulu-Natal) for almost two decades.
Chapter 1 Introduction to accounting
Chapter 2 Financial accounting concepts and terminology
Chapter 3 The accounting equation
Chapter 4 Basic accounting
Chapter 5 Company financial statements and their analysis and interpretation
Chapter 6 Bank reconciliation
Chapter 7 Value-added tax (VAT)
Chapter 8 Cost classification and terminology
Chapter 9 Materials
Chapter 10 Labour
Chapter 11 Overheads and job costing
Chapter 12 Budgetary control
Chapter 13 Standard costing and variance analysis
Chapter 14 Short-term decision making
Chapter 15 Cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis
Chapter 16 Time value of money
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