There are lots of outstanding accounting books and accounting textbooks out there. Both for the beginners and the pros.
The one we chose for this article seems to fit any level of accounting skill and experience. It’s also well-written and has lots of practical examples and exercises.
Part of the famous Dummies series on every imaginable subject, Accounting All-in-One for Dummies, has been a best seller in its category for many years now. A third edition was published in 2022.
The “All-in-One” in the book’s title refers to the fact that its 700+ pages are divided into nine separate “books” on various aspects of accounting. They start with “Setting up Your Accounting System” and ending with “Auditing and Detecting Financial Fraud.”
“Essentially, here you have a complete and easy-to-follow resource covering every critical step of the accounting process.”
The introduction to this impressive book says that it’s written for “an accountant, accountant wannabe, a businessperson who needs to know about some aspect of business accounting, or an investor who needs to know how to make sense of financial statements.” The book presumes a reasonable level of comfort with basic math. To which they add that higher-level math is “why we have accounting software.”
Essentially, here you have a complete and easy-to-follow resource covering every critical step of the accounting process. In this book, finance expert Michael Gaillard walks you through every step of the accounting process. All the way from setting up your accounting system to auditing and detecting financial fraud.
This accounting textbook will give you access to (a very thorough) online practice and video resources. That will bring together literally everything you need to know about accounting. And it all comes in one convenient book and web portal. You’ll learn everything you need to know: how to record accounting transactions, how to adjust and close entries, how to prepare income statements, how to balance sheets, and much more.
What’s really cool, you’ll also get: