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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.

1. 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

2. 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. The field offers opportunities in auditing, budget analysis, financial accounting, management accounting, tax…
Author(s): Kenneth W. Boyd

3. 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? And how do you increase profits? The Accounting Game makes complex financial accounting as simple and fun as running a lemonade stand.Accounting made understandable: Using the world of a child’s lemonade stand to teach the basics of managing your finances, The Accounting Game makes a dry subject…
Author(s): Darrell Mullis, Judith Orloff

4. 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). Businesses happen on multiple fronts. There is the front stage, where salespeople in shiny suits sell products and services that have been beautifully dressed by the marketing pros….
Author(s): David Morgan

5. 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

6. 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. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Financial Statements is a perfect introduction to financial accounting for non-financial managers, stock-market investors, undergraduate business and MBA students, lawyers, lenders, entrepreneurs, and more.Most introductory finance and accounting books fail either because they are written “by accountants…
Author(s): Thomas Ittelson

7. 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 helped these readers:”Dr. Labels explanations are simple and straightforward. ” “This will help me a lot as I set up my own business. “…
Author(s): Wayne Label

8. 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. Buy now and start reading today!Meet Josh Bauerle, reluctant accounting student turned super CPA and author of the Accounting QuickStart Guide, 3rd Edition. This revolutionary book expertly simplifies accounting fundamentals and…
Author(s): Bauerle CPA, Josh

9. 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. Eisen familiarizes students with key accounting terms, explains the accounting equation, and goes on to instruct in the use and preparation of financial statements, the recording of business transactions in journals, and in closing and adjusting entries at the end of a business period. The book is organized to closely follow a standard college…
Author(s): Peter J. Eisen

10. 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

11. 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 discuss with your accountants and bookkeepers without looking like a complete idiot?If yes, then keep reading…Accounting is a vast topic filled with a truckload of technical jargon that tends to scare off beginners, except those extremely passionate about it. Truth…
Author(s): Kevin Ellis

12. 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. With easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Financial Accounting For Dummies provides students who are studying business, finance, and accounting with the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to interpret, analyze,…
Author(s): Maire Loughran

13. 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. Its manageable chapters and clear presentation point students toward understanding just as the needle of a compass provides direction to travelers. However, the book’s authors also understand that everyone’s…
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 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
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Year: c2016, Size: 113 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1369611

Principles of Accounting

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


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

Financial Accounting Theory,

Author(s): William Scott; Patricia O’Brien
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2020, Size: 476 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2421943

The future of auditing

Author(s): Hay, David
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2431457

The Future Of Auditing

Author(s): David Hay
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2020, Size: 783 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 2431458

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence And Financial Services: Implications And Applications For Finance And Accounting Professionals

Author(s): Sean Stein Smith
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2445904

Accountability, Ethics and Sustainability of Organizations: New Theories, Strategies and Tools for Survival and Growth

Author(s): Sandro Brunelli, Emiliano Di Carlo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2469699

Financial Microeconometrics: A Research Methodology in Corporate Finance and Accounting

Author(s): Marek Gruszczyński
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2470128

Remote Sensing Monitoring and Evaluation of Degraded Grassland in China: Accounting of Grassland Carbon Source and Carbon Sink

Author(s): Wei Zhou, Jianlong Li, Tianxiang Yue
Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2472628

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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