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
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.
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
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.