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Financial Accounting, with CD-Rom
Release Date: January, 2004
Libby/Libby/Short wrote this text based on their belief that the subject of financial accounting is inherently interesting, but financial accounting textbooks are often not. They believe most financial accounting textbooks fail to demonstrate that accounting is an exciting field of study and one that is important to future careers in business. When writing this text, they considered career relevance as their guide when selecting material, and the need to engage the student as their guide to style, pedagogy, and design. Libby/Libby/Short is the only financial accounting text to successfully implement a real-world, single focus company approach in every chapter. Students and instructors have responded very favorably to the use of focus companies and the real-world financial statements. The companies chosen are engaging and the decision-making focus shows the relevance of financial accounting regardless of whether or not the student has chosen to major in accounting.
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Excellent introductory accounting overview
Posted by Adam Harpool on 4/12/2008
This textbook was used in my introductory financial accounting course at the University of Florida, and I am planning on repurchasing it in the next few months as part of a comprehensive accounting review before starting an internship with a large professional services/accountancy firm. For a textbook, it is remarkably well-written and concise (and dare I say it...for people who enjoy accounting, enjoyable!); the real-world cases and international examples (i.e., international harmonization of standards as well as major divergences, such as the lack of LIFO in many countries) are highly relevant and help to establish a connection between the theory and real-world practices. There are more than enough practice problems to ensure mastery of the material that is covered, and as a person who is often frustrated at the abysmal lack of mention of ethics in many (if not most) business courses and texts, I was very pleased that this text provides numerous discussions of the irreducible necessity of highly ethical accounting in the post-Enron/Worldcom, Sox-driven and increasingly regulated world of the 21st century. Overall, this is a highly useful reference for those looking for a quick refresher of basic accounting and GAAP, as well as those learning financial accounting for the very first time.
Posted by Kelvin on 9/23/2010
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Lucid, intersting and easy to follow
Posted by Geert Anthonis on 1/11/1999
I am an engineer running a small company. Last year I bought an accounting package to keep better track of my business. Though the software is great the accompaning manuals are of no use and their concise introduction to accounting did make matters worse.
I have been looking at several accounting manuals but could not find one I could just sit down with and read on my own.
Well now I have found it. This manual is easy to read, clear and to the point and the real company examples make it interesting. After reading only two chapter I realized that the information that came with the accounting software put me totally on the wrong track.
I can recommend this book, manual very highly.