Looking for a basic accounting book to help you through your studies? You've come to the right place.
If you've enjoyed the content on this site, well, let me tell you: all 52 or so lessons here come directly from the Study Guide I'm going to describe below. And, more than just this first theory book - there's another two books in the Accounting Basics series that will help you study and practice accounting better than ever before, not to mention a compilation book of the entire series. See further below too for testimonials.
Accounting Basics: Study Guide is the first volume in the Accounting Basics series.
This basic accounting book contains all the lessons on this site - around 52 lessons in total.
Additionally, the Study Guide includes another 8 or so advanced lessons you won't find on this site, lessons on the following topics:
All-in-all you have approximately 60 lessons, each building one on top of the other, with simple, concise and clear explanations of accounting concepts and procedures, and over 130 diagrams and images to bring the subject to life. All completely free of advertising.
Although written specifically for the Accounting Basics series, the Study Guide easily stands on its own and can be used as part of any accounting 101 curriculum or course.
It's a comprehensive theory book, tailor made for both high school and college students, and yet also very handy for working professionals looking to brush up on all the basic accounting concepts and practices.
The Study Guide is available on Amazon in softcover for $18.95.
Please note that all the softcover books on this page are available not only on Amazon (US) but also on Amazon's European and other websites, including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.
Accounting Basics: Workbook is the companion book of questions and exercises in the Accounting Basics series (Volume 2 in the series).
Although it is written as a companion to the Study Guide (Volume 1), this workbook easily stands on its own and can be used as part of or as a supplement to any basic accounting course.
There are a total of 88 questions and exercises in the Workbook, all with full detailed solutions, providing more than enough practice for you to excel at the subject.
These are original exercises and questions created by the author and (apart from a basic accounting test on this web page) are not available on this site at all - only available in the Workbook.
The questions and exercises cover all the theory on this site PLUS the new lessons included in the Study Guide. In other words, using this workbook you will be able to practice:
The Workbook is available in softcover on Amazon for $18.95.
*Note that the questions and exercises in this workbook are original content created by the author and do not include any of the exercises and questions submitted by visitors to this site.
Accounting Basics: Dictionary is the companion dictionary in the Accounting Basics series.
Like the other two volumes in the series, this pocketbook dictionary easily stands on its own and can be used as part of any accounting 101 curriculum or course, or simply as a reference book for your business.
It contains clear and concise definitions for over 300 accounting and business terms, from basic accounting terms like debtors, accruals, gross profit, as well as more advanced accounting terminology such as gearing, working capital, standard costing, etc.
The dictionary also includes:
So not only will it provide you with all the accounting terms and definitions needed for a solid understanding of the subject, but many other business-related terminology as well.
The Dictionary is available on Amazon in softcover or as a Kindle e-book.
Accounting Basics: Complete Guide is the compilation book of the Accounting Basics series, containing the Study Guide (Volume 1), Workbook (Volume 2) and Dictionary (Volume 3) — all in a single publication.
That’s right, all the theory from the Study Guide, all the questions, exercises and solutions from the Workbook and all the accounting and business terms from the Dictionary.
With over 360 pages of accounting theory and questions, the Complete Guide may just be the most comprehensive basic accounting guide in existence today.
This highly-rated guidebook includes:
The Complete Guide is available on Amazon in softcover and is also available as a pdf e-book on Lulu.com.
Accounting Basics materials are used at institutions across the country, such as:
Here is a table summarizing the 4 options in the Accounting Basics series:
Here is a table summarizing the 4 options in the Accounting Basics series (for mobile devices, switch to landscape view):
Theory: all 52 lessons on this site plus another 8 new lessons
88 questions & exercises corresponding to the Study Guide lessons
300+ accounting & business terms
Study Guide + Workbook + Dictionary
all in one!
Yes, there is a lot of great free accounting information on this site. But... there is loads more in the books.
And you're not just getting more theory lessons - you're getting tons of practice with accounting exercises. Remember, in accounting you're tested mainly through practical exercises, far more than questions on theory - so you need to practice, practice, practice.
If you've found the lessons on this site useful, simple, easy-to-understand - well then my basic accounting books will really help you.
If you're struggling with any aspect of basic accounting, and/or if you're new to the subject and confused, this is what you need.
And remember, by purchasing any of my books you are also helping to support this website and keep the information here free for people all around the world.
Thanks for your support and all the best with your studies.
- Michael Celender (author)
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