This book has been written primarily for accountancy students in their second year of study. It focuses on the practical aspects of intermediate financial accounting, complemented by a discussion of the underlying theory. This text is particularly suitable for students of the NZ Diploma in Business second-level paper 601 Financial Accounting paper. Each chapter provides: Learning objectives Clear worked examples to illustrate methods Real-life examples drawn from New Zealand company information Chapter summaries A comprehensive set of questions and exercises to test the reader's grasp of the contents The text has been updated to meet the requirements of the New Zealand International Accounting Standards (NZ IASs), to March 2016.
Murray Smart has taught accounting and finance papers at various tertiary institutions, including The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, since 1973. In 1992 he was seconded to the University of the South Pacific, in Suva, Fiji, to teach in that institute's accounting programme. During 1994-1995 he assisted a consortium of British universities to set up a first-year accounting programme in Karachi for Pakistani students who then progressed to the United Kingdom to complete their degrees. Murray has a Master of Business Studies (MBS) and Bachelor of Business (BBS) from Massey University and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration with Honours (BCA (Hons)) from Victoria University of Wellington. Nazir Awan has taught Financial and Management Accounting courses at The Open Polytechnic since 2005. Prior to joining The Open Polytechnic he held various senior financial management roles in diverse companies and industries including: Telecommunications and Postal industries in New Zealand, Banking in Canada, and The Steel industry in the UK. Nazir has a Master of Science (MSc) from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. He is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Association of Management Accountants (Canada) and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). Richard Baxter has taught financial accounting at the Open Polytechnic since 2009, and accounting, management, marketing, computer accounting, tax, economics, and small business at various institutions, including Taranaki Polytechnic (now Western Institute of Technology), Massey University and Whitireia Polytechnic. He has produced numerous in-house texts, and practical accounting workbooks for financial accounting and MYOB. His practical experience includes work in the freezing works industry, agricultural, small business accounting and IT support sectors. Richard has a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) from Massey University, a Diploma from JSMI (Texas), and is a provisional member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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