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This review is from: Accounting: an Introduction (Paperback)
As a Business Management undergrad, this book was recommended by our lecturer. Initially avoided due to the cost, I eventually 'splashed out' and am very happy with the results.
This book warms up very gently, explaining very basic concepts first - the difference between financial records, basic definitions etc - as you would expect from a introductory book. Almost every page has a useful 'Activity' or 'Example' which allows the reader to see the application of knowledge. I find how the answers to the 'Activity' sections being included on the same page, is very useful. I hate these books that insist you have to flip to the back to find the answers. The text is very easy to understand, due to good jargonless language, and when jargon is used, an explanation is included as to what it means. This book is separated into Financial Accounting and Management Accounting, and nicely broken up into subsections.
The inclusion of MyAccountingLab is great for extra revision, and access to a whole other network of resources.
Don't expect to become a chartered accountant after using this book, but I don't think this has been written for those looking at becoming accountants, but instead - aimed at those looking for knowledge in the area, to apply to their own situation.