Bridge Accounting: Procedures, Systems, and Controls


Bridge the gap between introductory financial and intermediate accounting

Today's user-oriented financial accounting courses may not equip accounting majors with the knowledge and skills needed for intermediate accounting. But now you can bridge this gap, with a text that is specifically designed to help stufents make a successful transition from the first financial accounting course to more advanced courses.

J. Edward Kertz's BRIDGE ACCOUNTING: Procedures, Systems, and Controls guides students through the mechanics of accounting, oroviding a firm foundation for courses that follow as well as for professional practice. Clearly written and filled with helpful pedagogy, the text covers financial statements, bookkeeping, accounting information systems, auditing, technology, and more.

Packaged with Gode's FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING TUTOR software

This text is packaged with a CD-ROM vontaining Version 3.0 of Dan Gode and Rachana Gode's FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING TUTOR (FAcT) software, FAcT is an innovative, self-paced tutorial that uses interactive problems and graphical tools to help students understand the logic underlying financial accounting concepts and procedures.

Online resource for students and instructors

The text's Web site ( features a wealth of valuable online resources for both students and instructors, including:

  • Career advice and resources
  • Scholarships
  • CPA exam review
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  • Links to top accounting firms and associations
  • Research resources
  • Student forum

An Overview of Financial Accounting and Auditing.

The Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity.

The Accounting Cycle.

Further Aspects of the Accounting Cycle.

The Cash Flow Statement.

Fundamentals of Accounting Information Systems.

Fundamentals of Internal Control Systems.

The General Ledger Cycle.

The Revenue Cycle.

The Expenditure Cycle.

Payroll, Facilities, Investments, Financing, and Production Cycles.

Recognition, Measurement, and Disclosure Issues.