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Essentials of Accounting Paperback – December 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0201848663 ISBN-10: 020184866X Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub (Sd); 6th edition (December 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020184866X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201848663
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,708,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"This book will be of great value to corporate management trainees, as well as to business school students who want to 'hit the ground running.'" — Professor Jonathan B. Schiff, Fairleigh Dickinson University

"We have effectively used Essentials of Accounting in our introductory graduate level course in financial accounting. Dr. Anthony is clearly one of the leading academics in our field and has demonstrated an ability to communicate a difficult body of knowledge to generations of accounting students." — Professor Steven Lilien, Baruch College

"Essentials of Accounting serves as an indispensable tool for teaching and as a guidebook for anyone wanting to understand the foundations of accounting in an easy, highly interactive way. It is simply the best." — Professor Philip DiSalvio, Seton Hall University

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From the Back Cover

Concept

This self-paced introduction to financial accounting presents the ideas and terminology essential to an understanding of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows. This engaging text is aimed at he active user of business data. Essentials of Accounting requires readers to solve accounting problems, based on the authors' belief that this is the most effective way to understand the meaning and use of accounting information.

Thus, every frame requires student involvement-either selecting a correct word from two choices, providing an answer, making a journal entry, or preparing a complete balance sheet.

Features

  • Detailed step-by-step approach guarantees mastery of basics.
  • Develops essential ideas from basic concepts and defines accounting terms through concise examples.
  • Self-contained booklet includes an expanded glossary/index of terms with definitions, exhibits, and post tests with answers for each chapter.
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Would highly recommend this book for anyone needing to learn basic accounting.
sally
Additionally, the format of the book - read and answer questions 'fill in the blanks' style, helps you remember what you read.
akg
The book covers the fundamentals of accounting in a very good manner by reviewing basic concepts repetitively.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Y. Lu on February 15, 2003
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The book is required in our class of Finance as an introduction to the accounting system. It's quite easy to understand all the principles by doing the exercises yourself. And the special design of reverse printing and post tests are a big help. I had accounting class before and was often confused with debits and credits of whatever assets or liablities and equity. However, when I'm doing this book, everything is clear - there's considerable details to explain how to debit or credit any accounts. Simple introduction of non-profit organizations' financial statement also quite useful. Strongly recommended.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 1998
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This book is perfect for a person who has a general understanding of bookkeeping but wants to know more about accounting. It makes a good review for a person who uses financial statements but does not prepare them. It is a workbook, so the reader answers questions on each page. This encourages retention of information.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1998
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I used this book in a analyst training program in Wall Street. It is an excellent summary of Accounting 001. Clear, short and precise for people who want to grasp relatively quickly the topic.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By James H. McDuffie on September 22, 2003
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I routinely use accounting in my investing activities as well as my management activities and I have found this to be among the most insightful short accounts out there. Plenty of detail is provided and the programmed teaching format is highly effective. Although simple in its approach, it also has one of the best overall approaches to accounting that I have seen. Most accounting books make it difficult to see the forest for the trees. This book is just the opposite: it starts by showing you the forest. Highly recommended to those who need a good knowledge of accounting but do not wish to become accountants.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Zac Nesper on May 5, 2001
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I bought this book in order to review prior to heading off to business school this fall. I majored in finance as an undergrad which involved two accounting classes. This limited background made this book of limited use as it was very basic in nature. If you have any accounting background, I would recommend you save your money and purchase a more advanced text. This one took me approximately 4 hours to get through.
That being said, this book is fantastic for anyone with a limited accounting background. It is concise, well-written, and does a good job of explaining the basic concepts.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By JG on August 15, 2001
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With no accounting background, I picked this book up prior to entering my first accounting class. This book is laid out as something of a workbook. It will describe or define something and then ask you to fill in the blank with the concept learned several times. The book progressively builds on the material it has covered, linking concepts together. At the end of every chapter is a review section. It moves from the most fundamental to the more advanced. Overall, a very good book. Be warned, it starts off painfully slowly, but picks up steam a few chapters in. A good book for someone who knowns nothing about accounting and financial statements and wants a basic understanding of how accounting views/treats things and of how financial statements articulate with one another.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michael G Creamer on March 6, 2000
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I purchased this book as a way to learn about financial statements. My previous knowledge was only that of knowing what a balance sheet looked like, but not what it actually told me. This book took me from only having very limited knowledge of the accounting world, to feeling competent in discussing financials with my peers.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By W. Snodgrass on September 4, 2001
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This guide is an excellent teaching medium. Instead of reading page after page of text, the author engages the reader in answering questions and conducting drills to apply the material. Accounting is one of the subjects that you can learn more about each time you cycle through the material. I'd had an accounting course as part of my MBA program, and have read a couple of traditional accounting textbooks and this book really helped me understand how the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows are interrelated. This is a good book for busy professionals that don't have time to take an accounting course. I spent two hours on each chapter, for a total of 22 hours. The book is expensive, but worth it!
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