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Introduction to Accounting: An Integrated Approach, 8th Edition
This revised edition puts the emphasis on accounting as an information system and offers a clear understanding of how the principles of accounting apply in the real world.

Please note: High school instructors should contact Angela Scott at 919-402-2131 for discounted pricing.

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The new, revised, and updated edition of the popular textbook for introductory accounting courses.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Students getting their first comprehensive overview of accounting will receive a clear understanding of the principles of accounting in the real world

Accounting plays a central role in a multitude of areas, from everyday personal finance to global corporate operations. Introduction to Accounting helps students understand the concepts, principles, methods, and mechanisms of the field. Designed to benefit all students, regardless of major, this innovative textbook integrates life skills and business skills to provide an accessible, engaging introduction to accounting. Rather than separating financial accounting from managerial accounting, this textbook demonstrates how to plan and evaluate business activities from both external and internal reporting perspectives.

Now in its eight edition, Introduction to Accounting enables students to understand both the nature and functions of business and the mechanics of the bookkeeping process. Three organizing themes—the accounting information system, business processes, and the balanced scorecard—help students learn why and how activities are planned and evaluated by different stakeholders. Based on extensive instructor feedback, as well as the authors’ six decades of combined teaching experience, this new edition has been thoroughly revised to enhance readability and highlight real-world examples. A complete array of pedagogical tools includes improved and expanded learning objectives, updated definitions, questions and problem sets, new critical-thinking and ethical-challenge exercises, and more.

  • Focuses on accounting as an information system used in each business processes to provide information to plan and evaluate activities
  • Stimulates interest in the field of accounting with relatable, reader-friendly narrative
  • Employs various pedagogical devices to stimulate active and cooperative learning for students
  • Uses the example of Apple, Inc. throughout the text to illustrate central concepts and significant issues
  • Includes extensive online support including test problems and essay exercises for every chapter of the text, PowerPoint slides and Excel templates, downloadable solution manuals, and links to professional resources

Offering a wealth of instructor resources, Introduction to Accounting, 8th Edition is ideally suited for introductory accounting courses in both high school and university-level settings.

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Author(s)

Dan Deines

Dan Deines, Ph.D., is retired professor from Kansas State University. He was the Ralph Crouch, KPMG Professor of Accounting.

Penne Ainsworth

Penne Ainsworth, Ph.D. CPA, CMA, is Emeritus Professor, of University of Wyoming. She was the Associate Dean for the College of Business.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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