- Paperback: 263 pages
- Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; 2nd edition edition (13 Nov. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847107087
- ISBN-13: 978-1847107084
- Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 2.2 x 25.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Student's Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards Paperback – 13 Nov 2008
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Accountancy students have to get to grips with these accountancy standards… Traditionally, this has not been much fun and not succeeding in getting to grips with the IFRS became a common reason for exam failure.
Clare Finch's book solves the problem. Clare lectures for the HTFT Partnership and has been bringing the subject to life for students since 1992. The publication of this book brought Clare's stories, humour and memory techniques to students wherever they are in the world. Clare tells the real world stories behind the standards, adds some wit and the need to learn definitions and rules are suddenly not painful at all. All accounting students who enjoy this book should visit:
www.htftpartnership.co.uk. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Clare Finch Trained with KPMG and qualified as a member of CPFA. She left practice and has worked as a Lecturer specialising in Financial Reporting ever since. A senior Tutor at Kaplan, where Clare is a subject specialist in advanced corporate reporting. Clare is also a presenter of master classes in Financial Reporting.
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Students doing any sort of financial reporting paper for professional exams NEED this book. It's been highly accredited in a well-published student accountancy magazine, has received good feedback on a well-established accountancy forum - so it's definitely well worth buying.
The source material is incredibly broad and detailed, but Claire succeeds in breaking the published standards down into bite-seized chunks and helps the reader to understand the core concepts by using as little jargon as possible. Colourful mind-maps and mnemonic tools also aid retention of key knowledge items.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Thanks Claire!
I've read the first few chapters and it is very easy to follow with all the important information laid out in an easy to view format.
The use of memory hooks and diagrams helps the memory and i feel that this book will help me with my future studies.
This will make deeper study of the standards (for students and practioners alike) easier through use of a manual such as Wiley's.Wiley IFRS 2009: Interpretation and Application of International Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards (Wiley Ifrs: Interpretation & Application of International Financial Reporting Standards)
Its really clear showing you key areas and principles you must know before you move onto the next chapter. Another great part is that you get an understanding of how it all fits in together. So many books ream off information but its hard to see how it meshes. This has information on how they are connected - current issues on how they are being developed. Best of all it goes through why the standards were developed which I found to really help you understand the principle as you know why the standard is there in the first place!
Its a nice easy read, especially to some things Ive read that just end up confusing you. Glad I bought it now!
During my studies, I have recommended it to so many fellow students struggling to digest concepts. What's particularly great about this book is that it explains why we have these standards in the first place, but in a succinct way. Not only that, but it is even amusing in parts and the way it is presented really helps things to sink in. I think it's a must for anyone undertaking exams involving IAS/IFRS topics, I really cannot recommend it highly enough.
This book was my bedtime reading during my studies for ACCA F7, P2 and P7 and it is looking extremely tatty now with pages ripped, curled, falling out, excessively marked with highlighter pen, post it notes etc. It's been absolutely everywhere with me, work...home...holidays...nights out (err...just kidding with the last one!) But its definitely a book I will be keeping hold of, even though I have recently sat my final exams.
Clare Finch states in this book that Accounting Standards don't need to be boring. After reading this book, Clare I totally agree!
professional accountancy exam. This book allows for a clear understanding of the
Standards in order to be able to quote the text, understand their technical aspects
and apply them to exam questions. The layout and mnemonics worked for me.
This text made a real difference in my ability to understand and apply the Standards
in a recent examination.
If you want to give yourself the best chance of passing your Financial Reporting Paper
first time, I recommend you buy this book and use it as your main source with regards
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great book that was an easy read - definitely recommended for students. I used it for my ACCA P2 paper and passed!!!Published 11 months ago by Stacey
If you want to know how the international standards are laid out then this is the book for you. However if you want questions, answers and illustrations of the international... Read morePublished 18 months ago by S
This book is the reason why I passed my financial reporting exam with 60%, opposed to the low 40's people were getting. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Onslaught
Purchased to help me with my ACCA P2 exam as a reminder of some of the accounting standards. It has really clear explanations and I feel that it helped me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Missy