Project Description

Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th Edition

Accounting for Decision Making, 6th Edition is the latest offering from market-leading Accounting author Jacqueline Birt. It builds on the success of previous editions with an enhanced business focus and running case studies throughout – designed to support students to critically apply course concepts to real-world contexts.
It brings accounting to life with media such as videos, running case studies, interactives and ‘In a Nutshell’ revision materials embedded at the point of learning

Accounting Birt 6e Cover

Designed for Learning

Enhanced Business Focus

Birt’s 6th edition has an enhanced focus on applications to business, especially SMEs.

Embedded Rich Media

Author insight videos, running case studies, and other interactive rich media are embedded throughout the text

Revision Modules

‘In a Nutshell’ revision materials are integrated throughout to help students engage with, understand, and retain course concepts

Powerful Digital Capabilities

Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code, Accounting: Business Reporting for Decision Making brings management accounting to life and provides students with a rich and engaging active learning experience.

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Wiley Interactive E-Text
Wiley Interactive E-Text
Click to play this short video
Practitioner videos
Practitioner videos

Video insights from practitioners help students connect course concepts with real-world local cases


Animations and interactivities embedded at the point of learning bring course concepts to life

Concept Check questions
Concept Check questions

Students can test their comprehension and get instant feedback with interactive Concept Check questions, embedded at the point of learning.

Search, highlight and annotate
Search, highlight and annotate

Interactive textbook lets students search, highlight and take notes within the text for efficient study

14 Key Topics

  • Chapter 1. Introduction to accounting and business decision making
  • Chapter 2. Accounting in society
  • Chapter 3. Business structures
  • Chapter 4. Business transactions
  • Chapter 5. Balance sheet
  • Chapter 6. Statement of profit or loss and statement of changes in equity
  • Chapter 7. Statement of cash flows
  • Chapter 8. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
  • Chapter 9. Budgeting
  • Chapter 10. Cost—volume—profit analysis
  • Chapter 11. Costing and pricing in an entity
  • Chapter 12. Capital investment
  • Chapter 13. Financing the business
  • Chapter 14. Performance measurement

Team of Authors

Jacqueline_Birt2Dr Jacqueline Birt, BEd Melb, BBus RMIT, MBus RMIT, PhD ANU, CPA, is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Queensland. Prior to the University of Queensland, she held appointments at Monash University, the Australian National University, the University of Amsterdam and the University of Melbourne. Jacqueline has been the recipient of the ANU Faculty of Economics and Commerce Award for Teaching Excellence.

keryn-chalmersProfessor Keryn Chalmers, BCom, Grad Dip, PhD, is Dean and Professor of Accounting at Swinburne Business School. Prior roles include Deputy Dean (external and international) and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. During her academic career, she has been responsible for accounting-related curriculum development, quality assurance and delivery at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

suzanne-maloneySuzanne Maloney, BBus, MPhil, DipFinPlan, FCPA, GAICD, has worked in the accounting and finance field, both in practice and academia, for the past 20 years. Her current position is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. Suzanne works closely with professionals in practice and is the recipient of a number of teaching awards.

trisha-greenhalghDr Albie Brooks, BCom, DipEd, MBus, PhD, FCPA, is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Accounting at the University of Melbourne. His teaching is predominantly in the areas of management accounting and managerial control. Albie’s teaching experience includes both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in both domestic and international settings. He has a particular interest in creating and developing student engagement in the study of accounting. His research activities relate to teaching and learning, management accounting and corporate governance issues.

Dr Judy Oliver, BBus, MBus, PhD, joined Swinburne University in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting. Over the past 24 years, she has also held appointments at Victoria University and the University of Tasmania. Judy teaches first-year accounting and management accounting at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interests are in the areas of management accounting control systems and corporate governance.

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Pricing that Everyone Can Afford

Students can purchase their textbook with interactive eBook code from Wiley Direct: Accounting, Business Reporting for Decision Making, 6th Edition (Birt et al.).

Wiley Direct is an initiative of the Wiley Affordability Program. As part of our ongoing commitment to higher education, the Wiley Affordability Program is dedicated to providing students with premium Wiley learning resources at an affordable price.

We believe that every student has a right to access quality resources, no matter what their budget is. Now, we are even better equipped than before to do what we do best; help teachers teach and students learn.



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