Accounting Basics: Complete Guide is the official basic accounting book
of this site.
With over 360 pages of
accounting theory and questions, it stands as a comprehensive but simple basic
accounting guide for both high school and college students as well as for
members of the workforce who want to brush up on all the basic accounting
And it is actually a compilation of three
books in one!
A theory book,
A workbook of
questions and exercises plus
An accounting and business dictionary
...All in one!
But… you can also get these three smaller books on their own!
You see, after I wrote the Complete Guide, I realized it was a huge book, and that not everyone wanted to pay the selling price of $30 (after coupon - see below). So I decided to chop it into 3 smaller books and publish each on
their own! That way if you can't afford the large book, the Complete Guide, you can at least get one of its three main components - the theory, questions or dictionary.
Here is a table summarizing the 4 options:
Accounting Basics: Study Guide
Accounting Basics: Workbook
Accounting Basics: Dictionary
Accounting Basics: Complete Guide
Theory: all 51 lessons on this site plus another 8 new lessons
88 questions & exercises corresponding to the Study Guide lessons
300+ accounting & business terms defined
Study Guide + Workbook + Dictionary
all in one!
Price (after coupon)
Price for ebook
By purchasing any of these books you are helping to support this website and keep the information on the site free for people all around the world.
Below are full descriptions of the 3 (smaller) individual books followed by the Complete Guide (look out for the special coupon codes below to save on each of these books):
1. Accounting Basics: Study Guide
Basics: Study Guide
is a simple yet comprehensive theory book for high school, college students and
This basic accounting book contains all the lessons on this site (51 lessons - all free of advertising) PLUS another 8 in-depth lessons
on the following topics:
is the companion book of questions and exercises in the Accounting
There are a total of 88 questions and
exercises (all with full solutions), providing more than enough practice for
you to excel at the subject. These are original exercises and questions created by the author and are only available in the book (not available on this site).
questions and exercises cover all the theory on this site PLUS the new lessons included in the Study Guide.
In other words, this exercise book will test you on the basic accounting equation, journals (debits and credits), T-accounts, financial statements, inventory and manufacturing businesses, depreciation, provision for bad debts, bank reconciliations, prepayments, closing entries and more.
(*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.)
3. Accounting Basics: Dictionary
Dictionaryprovides readers with all the accounting terms
and definitions needed for a solid understanding of the subject. The
book contains definitions for over 300 accounting and business terms.
This accounting dictionary provides definitions
accounting terms (debtors,
accruals, gross profit,
etc.) as well as advanced accounting terminology (gearing, working capital, standard costing, etc.).
Also included are:
Banking terms (such as debit order, stop order, ACB transfer),
finance terms (such as securities, unit trusts, diversification),
Economic terms (such as inflation, break-even point, C.P.I.),
Tax terms (such as deduction, withholding tax, taxable income),
Legal terms (such as sequestrate, suretyship) and
misunderstood business terms (such as hire-purchase,
remittance advice, liquidity).
is available on Amazon in softcover and is also available as an e-Book
on Lulu.com (different cover but same book).
Please note that all the softcover books are also available on Amazon's European websites, including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.
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 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 accounting exercises.
My basic accounting book has exercises on everything from journals (debits and credits) to T-accounts, financial statements, inventory and manufacturing businesses, depreciation, provision for bad debts, prepayments, closing entries and various other accounting topics - all the basic accounting topics you need to pass (and excel in) your studies. (*Note that the exercises in this book are original exercises and questions created by the author and do not include any of the exercises and questions submitted by visitors to this site.)
By the way, please do not confuse my books with Accounting for Dummies or Idiot's Guide to Accounting or similar books. I've read those books - they're good, but here's the only thing wrong... In my opinion these books do not cover debits and credits in sufficient detail at all. And that - understanding debits and credits - is the key to your accounting studies. These sorts of books are specifically written for the business manager or working bookkeeper/accountant, not for the accounting student. The Accounting Basics series is written primarily for the student and is based on the accounting 101 syllabus.
If you've found the lessons on this site useful, simple, easy-to-understand - well then my basic accounting book will really help you...
If you're struggling with accounting, and/or if you're new to the subject and confused, this is what you need.
By purchasing this book (or 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.