While many texts characterize themselves as having either a "user" approach or a "preparer" approach, Williams' "Financial Accounting", is written for faculty who want to strike a balance between these approaches. Business majors will find relevance in the "Ethics, Fraud and Corporate Governance," "Management Strategy," "Your Turn" and "Case in Point" boxes throughout the chapters while accounting majors will receive a firm grounding in accounting basics that will properly prepare them for their intermediate accounting course. A unique feature is the multimedia companion, My Mentor. This text-specific technology resource (available free on the book's website or for purchase on CD-Rom) uses video clips, animated graphics and Excel templates to demonstrate accounting concepts, expressing accounting visually. This allows students to link concepts and numbers together in an interactive rather than print environment.