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Business Accounting: v. 1 [Paperback]

Frank Wood , Alan Sangster
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7 April 2005
Business Accounting is the world’s bestselling textbook on bookkeeping and accounting.  It provides students with a clear and straight forward introduction to the core techniques and skills required to fully understand the foundations of financial accounting.  Each topic is back up by a wealth of worked examples, as well as a rich pool of self assessment material, so that students can monitor their own progress and understanding.

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  • Paperback: 792 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 10 edition (7 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273681494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273681496
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 18.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Every year, thousands of students rely on Frank Wood's best-selling books to help them pass their accountancy exams.


Business Accounting Volume 1is the world’s best-selling textbook on bookkeeping and accounting. Now in its tenth edition, it has become the standard introductory text for accounting students and professionals alike.


New to this edition:


  • Over 120 brand new review questions for exam practice
  • Coverage of International Accounting Standards 2005
  • Additional and updated worked examples for areas of difficulty
  • Treatment of VAT for companies operating within the United Kingdom
  • Expanded introduction to the language and history of accounting




  • Easy-to-follow explanations of contemporary accounting practice, including double entry bookkeeping and the preparation of financial statements
  • Clear and logical progression through topics
  • Activities designed to reinforce your understanding of key concepts
  • Over 300 review questions, including past Examination Board questions
  • 100 multiple choice questions with answers
  • Regularly-updated companion website including further self-test questions and accounting standards updates


Business Accounting Volume 1 is used on a wide variety of courses in accounting and business, both at secondary and tertiary level and for those studying for professional qualifications.


'A classic textbook that has set thousands of students on a straight path since it was first published, Wood & Sangster's Business Accounting can be recommended without reservation to all accounting students.'  Dr George Iatridis, University of Athens, Greece and University of Manchester


'I highly recommend Business Accounting because it is clear and direct to the

point, which makes it easy for students to understand.  This is especially

true for students who want to study accounting for the first time or have little knowledge of the accounting subject.'  Caroline Teh, Inti College, Malaysia.




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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for people new to accounting 27 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Im doing a degree in financial accounting and the core text my lectures recommended was very concise and difficult to understand for a first time reader. This book however is much easier to read for an introduction to accounting. It is very clear and well laid out with plenty of useful examples. I hadnt done A level accounts so was new to accounting and found this book a great help to cross refrence and highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never bettered 8 Aug 2006
I gained my initial understanding of accounting from Frank Wood 20 years ago, and have been recommending this text to students ever since. Buy this one to understand the basics before you consider any of the others, then work your way outwards.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Woods' 'A-Level accounts 1&2' are better buys 11 April 2001
By A Customer
Whilst this edition retains the famed qualities informationwise, I've strong criticisms: Biz accounting 1&2 are almost exact copies of Frank's 'A-level Accounting 1&2', the sole difference being a change of press. 'A-level Accounting' had a far clearer layout and, importantly, clearly distinguishable italics which this book utterly lacks. Furthermore, the inclusion of former book 2 material is of questionable benefit as this is a two-book deal anyway (students need both).
Frank is famed for making an otherwise dry subject accessible. however, this edition's, poor prsentation makes for poor readability undermining a great work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 28 Feb 2014
By Robert
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I have bought a few for class mates and it has been very helpful for our assignments, and Price was helpful for most of us struggling with finance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 18 Feb 2014
By Hrich
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Fast delivery, book is in fantastic condition. Profits go towards schools and library's etc so even more reason to purchase from them. Exactly what I needed, studying bookkeeping and this explains it really well, an easy read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Delivery 30 Jan 2014
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the book was in good condition was just a bit disappointed that I was only informed when it was dispatched and not when it had been delivered - further I could not track it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference Book 25 Oct 2013
By jackieh
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My tutor recommended this book when I was studying for my C&G Accounts and Bookkeeping Level 2 exam. I mainly used my course material to study but found this book useful as a second source. The latest edition is expensive so I ordered a used copy of this edition and it arrived in good condition
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3.0 out of 5 stars More of a reference than a guide. 12 Sep 2013
By Apricot
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I found some of the wording confusing. I think this is a very useful book if used in conjunction with a good accounting class/teacher. On its own, it is tedious and lacking "simon says" examples which leaves room for doubt. I think one of the Dummies series or a similarly designed "teach yourself" book would be a good companion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
The book still look good even been really helping me with my account lesson.i will recommend it to everyone doing an account course.
Published 11 months ago by Marie,josee
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Very nice. The book is almost new and the server is nice. Ps: this book is useful for everyone who take accounting as his module.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful
Good for anyone studying an AAT course. Is easy to follow...even for me and is detailed enough to take you through the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Elaine
it likes a new one in deed.I think it is better than i thought.Thank u very much I receive it in short time.
Published on 18 Oct 2011 by Leaf
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The book was in excellent condition and exactly as described, packaged well in a heavy duty envelope, overall a very good purchase.
Published on 26 Sep 2011 by zena
5.0 out of 5 stars Buisness Accounting.
I bought this book for my daughter who is learning accounting for school
management, she said this book explains things simply and has lots of helpful
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Published on 15 Sep 2011 by Enjuwa
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the newer one!
This was OK but after seeing the newer one, this was a false investment. Times have changed and it shows.
Published on 11 Feb 2011 by Michael Officer
5.0 out of 5 stars great book for
This is a great book that I would recommend for anyone new to bookkeeping or anyone who wishes to brush up on their bookkeeping skills.
Published on 18 Feb 2008 by KEROUAC1957
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