- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: AMACOM (November 24, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814407900
- ISBN-13: 978-0814407905
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,207,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"""In a clear, concise fashion Professor Haber summarizes the essential mechanics of financial accounting in a book suitable as a study guide for, or review of, most major texts. The easy-to-follow examples flow naturally through the accounting process, from identifying the elements of a transaction through the final double underline in the financial statements."" -- Leon J. Hanouille Ph.D., CPA, Assistant Professor, Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
""This book should be required reading for newly enrolled accounting students. It would also be quite useful to business executives who need to be familiar with accounting from both a macro and micro level. This book is a breath of fresh air."" -- Michael McNee, CPA, Partner, Marks Paneth & Shron LLP
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I am a young professional in a professional services firm, looking to broaden my skill set to include accounting and financial services/literacy. Haber's book was perfect for me. I had a working understanding of accounting at the outset (did NOT take a course in college) but this text greatly expanded my appreciation for the field. His processes are concise, big picture at the beginning and detail oriented after that. You know what you have to do as an account, why it must be done in this way, and how to do things properly. What more could a person ask for?
Pros: See above!
Cons: None in this book, but I would love to see a bit more with managerial accounting. Maybe another text is more appropriate?
Why? Because the teachers who explain you how it works know only the theory. When you try to do yourself what you've been told, you'll get stuck very soon.
"Accounting demystified" has a different approach. It does not start as teachers do, with the beginning, but with the end. It's very important to know what IRS requires of you and why. When you'll understand the goal, the rest falls into the right place. In order to do the final documents, you need this and that, and in order to obtain that information you need the very basic details.
"Accounting demystified" will not make you an account overnight, but it will explain clearly what you need to understand when you look to a financial statement. It's like Accounting is a new town and "Accounting demystified" is the map, with all important places from that town, and how to get from one to another.
If you start understanding Accounting using this book, you'll save yourself the frustration created by teachers who never owned a company, but are experts in theory.
He bravely put aside his ego and lowered himself to the student's level, something rare in instructional books. He could've went the way of others skilled in a complicated field, and made a book ostensibly for students, but in reality for colleagues.
I have a few gigantic accounting books, but none are as impressive as this little book, which will give you the foundation of your accounting knowledge in 150 pages.
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