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Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate List

There are countless Accounting courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less (2013)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListThe Accounting Equation and why it’s so significant How to read and prepare financial statements How to calculate and interpret several different financial ratios The concepts and assumptions behind Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Preparing journal entries with debits and credits Cash method vs. accrual method Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold How to calculate depreciation and amortization expenses
Author(s): Mike Piper

Accounting All-in-One For Dummies, with Online Practice (2018)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate List  If you’re a numbers person, it’s your lucky day! Accounting jobs are on the rise — in fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average growth rate of 11% in the industry through 2024. So, if you’re seeking long-term job security while also pursuing your passion, you’ll be stacking the odds in your favor by starting a career in accounting. Accountants don’t necessarily lead a solitary life behind a desk in a bank.
Author(s): Kenneth W. Boyd

The Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand (2008)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListSimplify the world of accounting: Whether you’re a manager, business owner, or aspiring entrepreneur, you’ve likely found yourself needing to know basic accounting but intimidated by complicated accounting books. How do you manage an account balance?
Author(s): Darrell Mullis, Judith Orloff

Accounting Principles: Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Learn the Simple and Effective Methods of Accounting Principles (2019)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListFor those truly passionate about this field of expertise, accounting is about much more than numbers. Sure, arithmetic plays a pretty important role in everything – but at the end of the day, accounting is about growing businesses, about law, about being part of a national system of rules and regulations (not just from an economic point of view, but from a social point of view as well).
Author(s): David Morgan

Schaum’s Outline of Principles of Accounting I, Fifth Edition (2009)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListSchaum’s Outline of Principles of Accounting I helps you understand basic accounting concepts and offer extra practice on topics such as debits, credits, the chart of accounts, the ledger, inventory measurement, net realizable value, recovery of bad debts, and methods for computing interest. Coverage also includes fixed assets, depreciation and scrap value, methods of depreciation, payroll, and payroll taxes.
Author(s): Joel J. Lerner, James A. Cashin

Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports (2009)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListNow the best-selling book of its kind has gotten even better.This revised and expanded second edition of Ittelson’s master work will give you that firm grasp of “the numbers” necessary for business success.
Author(s): Thomas Ittelson

Accounting for Non-Accountants: The Fast and Easy Way to Learn the Basics (Quick Start Your Business) (2013)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListA Quick, Compact, and Easy-to-Understand Resource for Non-AccountantsAccounting for Non-Accountants is the must-have guide for all of us who have never taken an accounting class, are mystified by accounting jargon, and have no clue about balance sheets, income statements, payroll management, corporate taxes, or statements of cash flows.Whether you own a business, plan on starting one, or just want to control your own assets, you’ll find everything you need to know: Let this book help you like it…
Author(s): Wayne Label

Accounting QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Financial & Managerial Accounting For Students, Business Owners and Finance Professionals (2018)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListTHE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ACCOUNTING FOR STUDENTS, BUSINESS OWNERS & FINANCE PROFESSIONALS! A must read for all small or aspiring business owners. – Amazon CustomerReal life situations with explanations. Knowledge that applies in real world – Amazon CustomerA great introduction to Accounting. – Amazon Customer Then you NEED this book. Buy now and start reading today! Then you NEED this book.
Author(s): Bauerle CPA, Josh

Accounting (Barron’s Business Review) (2013)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListLike the other titles in Barron’s Business Review Series, the new sixth edition of Accounting makes a useful supplement to college textbooks, and is also excellent as a main text in business brush-up programs. Author Peter J.
Author(s): Peter J. Eisen

Financial Accounting by J. David Spiceland (2010-12-01) ()

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListPaperback Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education (1838) ASIN: B01FGIFZG4 Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,526,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Author(s): Jan 1, 1838

Accounting: A Simple Guide to Financial and Managerial Accounting for Beginners (2019)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate List**Buy the Paperback version of this book and get the Kindle eBook version included for FREE** Are you a student that wants to master the underpinning principles of accounting without gouging out your eyes in frustration? Are you a business owner who’s constantly befuddled by accounting principles and would like to learn how to di…
Author(s): Kevin Ellis

Financial Accounting For Dummies (2011)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListDespite the economic landscape and job market, demand for accountants remains strong, and accountants will continue to see high demand for their services as the economy rebounds and businesses grow. Additionally, one of the effects of the economic downturn is a greater emphasis on accountability, transparency, and controls in financial reporting.
Author(s): Maire Loughran

Introduction to Managerial Accounting (2018)

 Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate ListInternational Student Edition of Introduction to Managerial Accounting 8th Edition by Peter C. Brewer, Ray H Garrison and Eric Noreen. This ISBN 9781260091755 is Textbook only. It will not come with online access code. The content of this title on all formats are the same. Brewer’s Introduction to Managerial Accounting has earned a reputation as the most accessible and readable book on the market.
Author(s): Peter Brewer, Ray Garrison, et al.

Best Accounting Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some accounting books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Financial and Managerial Accounting

Author(s): Carl S. Warren, James M. Reeve, Jonathan E. Duchac
ID: 1369611, Publisher: Cengage Learning, Year: c2016, Size: 113 Mb, Format: pdf

Principles of Accounting

Author(s): Belverd E. Needles Jr, Marian Powers, Susan V. Crosson
ID: 1369491, Publisher: Cengage Learning, Year: c2014, Size: 69 Mb, Format: pdf


Author(s): Carl S. Warren, James M. Reeve, Jonathan E. Duchac
ID: 1369636, Publisher: Cengage Learning, Year: c2014, Size: 54 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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