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  • Perfect Paperback: 467 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing (Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847109160
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847109163
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 2.5 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am from St Albans and work in London for Kaplan where I enjoy teaching financial accounting. It is said that every one has a book in them - but it was a suprise to me that the one that came out was on group accounts! I found that the writing process was very creative and satisfying - as I typed away I was always imagining that I was talking to students. My publisher was very supportive in my use of diagrams and colour to help me get my points across.

I am very pleased that I had the opportunity to produce a second edition of the book in 2013 to incorporate changes brought about by IFRS10-13 as it also allowed me to add web content!

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The second edition of A Students Guide to Group Accounts takes a difficult area of accounting and makes it easier for students to understand. The book assumes no knowledge of group accounts so builds the story from first principles all the way to accounting for complex group structures, disposals and the consolidation of an overseas subsidiary! This is a stylish, colourful guide written by a top tutor (PQ's Tutor of the Year) with the student in mind. The book contains mind maps, technical corners and double entry explanations. The second edition has been updated for IFRS10-13 and also gives access to additional on-line questions. If you are been examined on group accounts - then this is the book for you! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Tom Clendon trained with KPMG and qualified as a certified accountant in 1989. He has many years experience of preparing students for their professional examinations in London and Singapore. His articles are regularly published in the accountancy press, and in 2009 received the Tutor of the year award from PQ magazine. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By J. Shamji on 1 Sept. 2009
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I am currently an ACCA student, undertaking my Professional Level Essentials papers, including Paper P2 Corporate Reporting. I hold a BA Accounting and Finance degree, and so had major exemptions throughout the ACCA, which also included paper F7. The examiner of paper P2 states that prior knowledge of paper F7 is extremely beneficial for paper P2; however, I obviously had not attempted or sat this paper.

I was left in quite a predicament, as I did not want to waste time studying F7 material when I was not going to sit the exam! The answer to all my problems is this book. It is excellently written from an award winning tutor (who also currently teaches me). The book is broken down into 9 easily digestible sections, all of which relate to group accounts.

It is written in an extremely simplistic manner, which makes studying group accounts far easier and more interesting than using any other study aid.

I can say that anyone studying group accounts at any level will find this resource extremely invaluable as I have done and would highly recommend it!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Clare Finch on 6 Sept. 2009
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Tom Clendon has filled a gap for a much needed book on group accounts. It is bang up to date for the recent changes and fantastically easy to read and follow. A 'must have' on your shelf for any accountancy student. Highly recommended also for anyone wishing to update themelves on the recent changes to IFRS 3.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Muhammad N. Ikram on 1 Nov. 2009
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This is excellent book. it made learning group accounts very easy for me. Thanks to the Kaplan and its wonderful teaching staff
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sally Baker on 7 Jun. 2013
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What I like about my colleague Tom Clendon's book is that he has taken a complex and key accounting topic and presented it in a way that makes it understandable. The use of relevant diagrams, colour and his examples and humour bring this potentially dry subject to life. And it is written in plain English!
The book starts out assuming no knowledge of group accounts and takes you through all the various consolidation problems, starting with a 100% directly owned subsidiary and building all the way to complex group structures and the translation of foreign subsidiaries.
Each chapter sets out what is new, explains the issue in both words and numbers through worked examples, contains practice questions, a mind map, a further explanation in double entry (if you like that sort of thing) and also a technical corner where further tricky little sub plots are explored! This second edition also gives access to yet more additional questions and answers online.
I know that this student focused book is value for money and essential for students studying for their degrees, MBA programs and professional examinations.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Nov. 2009
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I bought this book to help me prepare for ACCA F7 financial reporting.

It is an excellent book - covers the subject clearly & is very well presented (like Claire Finch's IFRS guide) using colour, mind maps, etc to aid recall of the subject.

An absolute "must-have" for anyone trying to get to grips with consolidated accounts.

Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chloe Carvalho on 24 Jan. 2015
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I was Tom Clendon's student and now I am an ACCA Tutor teaching the Financial accounting papers. I did 3.6 which is now P2 with him. In my opinion, this book is a MUST HAVE in group accounts, an excellent choice, because it is not just a one off read, it is the kind of book you will have to keep coming back to.
Tom explains it in the way I remember he would do when I was in his class, he is very clear and makes the most complex topics very simple and easy to understand. In my opinion that's what a good book should do- clear, to the point, easy to understand as he has used colours and diagrams to highlight the important areas. This book is a testament of his passion for this subject.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lihue1166 on 17 Nov. 2010
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This book is a superb supplement to ACCA study material, simple to follow and with good examples to help you to fully understand the techniques of consolidation, from start to finish adding more complicated aspects along the way.

Excellent choice !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dare on 8 Sept. 2011
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I am really pleased with this piece of diamond. Tom was my tutor when IFRS 3 was first examined. On my first sitting without any previous professional exam experience it was Tom's teaching method that made all the difference. Looking back to that time and reading this book now just reminds me of what I use to wish for -- "if Tom can only find the time to write a book" and now my wish has come true...Thanks Tom... You are born to teach and write on GROUP ACCOUNTS!!!...Is there anyone out there who really want pass there exam -- Do yourself a favour go get the diamond of GROUP ACCOUNTS by Tom Clendon.
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