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on 7 October 2016
Very good read, it covers the subject well. Be aware though that basic accounting 1&2 is the same course material as bookkeeping 1&2. So save yourself a few Bob and just buy one or the other :-)
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on 17 October 2013
Well written and easy to follow, this is highly recommended, set out in a logical way, and suitable for beginner level.
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on 17 June 2017
Brilliant love it !!
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on 16 February 2011
Got item this morning, along with the accompanying Workbook. Both are nicely-sized textbooks, a little smaller than the usual hulking great A4-style textbooks, so a little more 'bag-friendly' especially for those who e.g. like to study on the train.

Even working through only the first, introductory, chapter and exercise though, it is clear that Osborne books has issues with the quality of its proof-reading and editorial staff.

Page 15, question 1.7, for example, reads:

"1.7 The purchases ledger contains the ledger accounts for

(a) receivables

(c) payables

(c) expenses

Which one of these options is correct?"

Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the odds, the correct answer in that section is listed as (c), but even if you assumed this was the 'proper' (c), this would not be right, as the previous section quite clearly states that the General Ledger collects all accounts other than the Sales and Purchases Ledger, e.g. assets, liabilities, owner's capital, expenses and income (the 'proper'(c) from the question), while the Sales Ledger holds and totals receivables (answer (a)), with the Purchases Ledger holding and totalling payables (answer (b), as it should correctly be). This does also mean that not only is the question wrong, but the answer also: two mistakes for the price of one, as it were.

The actual form, content and level of information given, and the manner in which it gives information, seem very clear and concise. Also, the content of information contained seems comprehensive, with plenty of summaries, tables and examples to help guide you through the tutorial.

However, if you DO decide to buy this, you will have to be aware that you may find yourself having to cover for some rather unforgiveable errors by the authors, proof-readers, and editorial staff at Osborne books.
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on 6 February 2013
Got this for my mother as she started a new evening course, when she has finally decided to do the job that she wants to do. She finds them very useful and helpful with her studies.
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on 17 March 2013
I bought this for my son, unfortunately he and the other people on his course were told about this too late. He inspected the books, and informed me that if he been given this book title earlier in his course it would have helped immensely
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on 23 March 2013
Have only just started reading it. Bought it to revise things I learnt 14 years ago, looking at Bookkeeping jobs. It is a lot eaiser in comparison to Managed Accounts, which I have done studied recently.
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on 3 August 2014
brought alongside basic accounting
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on 12 April 2013
came very fast great value will recommend to anyone to but this item it is a very good buy thanks
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on 4 November 2014
Really well written book, outlining the first stages of logging account information.
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