Principle-based Accounting is a complete introductory textbook based on Swedish GAAP and international regulation. The book adopts an experience-based approach in order to comprehend and learn accounting in a real-world context.
The reader is exposed to various business events and transactions in a fictitious company (based on a real-life company) and learns how to account for these events. The story of the company and its business events is presented as episodes during a financial year and are discussed in practical and theoretical terms. The episodes are first dealt with from a book-keeping point of view, which in turn forms the foundation for the closing of the books, and, finally, preparation of the financial statements and the annual report.