Customer Reviews of Financial Accounting, with CD-Rom
Excellent introductory accounting overview
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.
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good book, better online resources
This book is probably one of the more interesting financial accounting books out there, but what I found was that all information necessary to pass the class is available for free off of the textbook website by watching the narrated slides for each chapter, there are also extensive multiple choice tests, videos etc for every chapter. don't buy the book, use the website!
A book that can make even accounting interesting
The book is very well rounded and very helpful in introducing what might have been confusing subjects. Author brings in real life examples and raises questions of ethics in accounting. Graphic design is excellent and makes the book "look" interesting. No effort was spared to make this book graphically appealing. I recommend this book even to the non-accounting/business person. The lessons taught in chapters one thru four are essential for everyone to know in order to make sound economic choices.
Lucid, intersting and easy to follow
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.