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Accountants: Stories From People Who've Done It (Careers 101 Kindle Book Series)


Accountants: Stories From People Who've Done It (Careers 101 Kindle Book Series)
Accountants: Stories From People Who've Done It (Careers 101 Kindle Book Series)

Here’s a little secret you should know: Accountants say their jobs keep them on their toes and the role is way more exciting than you think. Yes, these masters of mathematics balance much more than books — they act as teachers, risk meters and so
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4.0 out of 5 stars
Good informative ebook., December 27, 2012


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It is what it says it is. A little short, but it still gives you a glimpse of what you're getting involved in career wise.


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5.0 out of 5 stars
Clear cut and accessible, December 12, 2012



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Wow, this was excellent. Very comprehensible, you get all the information and references you need. And the author has a very fluid and engaging writing style. (Some funny trivia, as well.) And you really get a sense of what the job is like from the interviews, what the pluses and minuses are. Well done!


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Companies expect managers to use financial data to allocate resources and run their departments. But many managers can't read a balance sheet, wouldn't recognize a liquidity ratio, and don't know how to calculate return on investment. Worse, they don
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A MUST-READ FOR EVERY DECISION-MAKER WITHOUT EXPERTISE IN FINANCE., December 31, 2005



This review is from: Financial Intelligence: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean (Hardcover)


A MUST-READ FOR EVERY DECISION-MAKER WITHOUT EXPERTISE IN FINANCE

This book is MORE than a concise, highly readable, jargon-free introduction to the fundamentals of finance for nonfinancial managers. Beyond the basics, the authors enable readers to gain a solid understanding of financial intelligence which, in essence, consists of four skill sets that help the reader understand:
1) The basics of financial measurement
2) The art and science of finance
3) How to analyze the numbers in greater depth
4) How to view financial results in context

The authors also aim to enable nonfinancial managers to:
1) speak the language
2) ask questions to figure out the what, why and how of the numbers
3) use the information in doing their jobs and see their connection with financial performance

The book's eight major sections are:
1) the art of finance and why it matters
2) the (many) peculiarities of the income statement
3) the balance sheet reveals the most
4) cash is king
5) ratios: learning what the numbers are really telling you
6) how to calculate (and really understand) return on investment
7) applied financial intelligence: working capital management
8) creating a financially intelligent department (and organization).

Excellent illustrative stories are skillfully woven into the text. The writing is superb, making the book a pleasure to read.

This is, fundamentally, a first-rate course in finance. To create a stronger (MUCH stronger) company, CEOs would be well-advised to have every nonfinancial decision-maker read this book.


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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful


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Makes sense of the "murkier" areas of financial statements and other aspects of finance, February 6, 2006





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What I particularly liked about this book was how the author revealed that knowing the basics of finance is just a start. What is often NOT covered is how to deal with the areas that can't be so easily quanitifed -and, when push comes to shove, have to be estimated and/or assumed.

In short, there is a certain amount of judgment that goes into many income statements and balance sheets. Author Joe Knight gives valuable tips on recognizing and understanding potential biases in financial information and advises readers how to correct for them...or even challenge them.

Those who know the basics will find a lot they've read before but KNOWING the basics is not the same as having true financial literacy, the kind that makes the difference between knowing what is on paper and being able to "read between the lines."

Nonfinancial managers will gain a new understanding of how to build their company's success, with solid financials.

What I particularly liked were the real stories from actual companies, proving that this book is not mere theory but actual, tested information. It is also written in a very, very accessible style. You won't need a distionary to get through it.


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful


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What I need to know, January 12, 2006



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I am a non-financial SVP in a large credit union. This book helps me understand what the CFO is talking about. I can even add my two-cents to the ALM discussion. My contribution to the organization will never be financial brilliance but in the financial services world I need the back ground this book provides. Its clear, well organized, and right on point. I hope that all of my non-financial managers will read it.


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Wiley CPA Exam Review 2012, Financial Accounting and Reporting (Wiley CPA Examination Review: Financial Accounting & Reporting)


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Wiley CPA Exam Review 2012, Financial Accounting and Reporting (Wiley CPA Examination Review: Financial Accounting & Reporting)

Everything today's CPA candidates need to pass the CPA ExamPublished annually, this comprehensive four-volume paperback reviews all four parts of the CPA exam. Many of the questions are taken directly from previous CPA exams. With 3,800 multiple-choi
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful


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My Opinion On The Pros And Cons, February 14, 2012



This review is from: Wiley CPA Exam Review 2012, Financial Accounting and Reporting (Wiley CPA Examination Review: Financial Accounting & Reporting) (Paperback)


Hello, I run a CPA exam preparation website and I would like to share with you my thoughts on the pros and cons on this latest 2012 FAR exam prep book from Wiley.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

If you are a first-time candidate, you will find the first 4 chapters of the book pretty useful. It introduces the basics of the CPA exam including how gradings are done, the computerized format of the test, and what to do/not do at the exam site.

Chapter 5 is the main section of the book with the study materials, multiple choice questions and simulations. Then, there are 3 appendices with a FAR sample exam as well as some released questions from AICPA.

PROS

1. Comprehensive and well-written

Considering the need to squeeze everything on financial accounting in one book, I think this book is organized and well written.

The content is divided into 14 modules covering concepts and standards for financial statements, identification and calculation of various items in the statements and transactions, accounting and reporting for governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. Each module is around 30-50 pages of study materials with with lots of multiple choice questions and simulations for you to practice.

2. Great Value-For-Money

This is one of the most affordable CPA review materials you can find anywhere. For many years, this Wiley series is the best-selling CPA review books on Amazon (by the way, get this here instead of bookstore or Wiley's website -- cheaper here)

3. Competitors Are Using Wiley As Supplements

A few CPA exam review courses such as Roger CPA Review and Yaeger CPA Review use Wiley's books and CDs to complement their lectures. In fact, Yaeger's DVD course spend a lot of time going through Wiley's MC questions as a way to clarify the accounting concepts.

CONS

1. Too comprehensive?

I guess the flip side of being very comprehensive is that it can be overwhelming -- While Wiley seems to be addressing this long-time issue with more bullet-points, the 2012 FAR book is still, again, a huge, scary, 1054-page of condensed text.

I guess as a textbook it is doing as best as they can, but as a student I would much prefer the materials delivered in, say, video format with some interaction discussion on the practice problems.

2. Not An Integrated Approach

If you like this Wiley CPA review book, I strongly encourage you to get the Wiley CPA Exam Review 2012 Test Bank 1 Year Access, Financial Accounting and Reporting CD: Financial Accounting and Reporting for the practice questions in computerized format. However, the Wiley book + software combo is still far from the "guided review course" with lectures and a channel for you to ask a question or clarify a concept. In my opinion, the guided reviews, be it a live class or a self-study DVD, is a more integrated and thus better approach.

3. Relatively Poor Touch and Feel

Since you are considering purchasing the book online without physically flipping through the book, I'd like to bring this to your attention. All books in this Wiley series are printed on thin newspaper print, which may not sound like a big deal but is surprisingly a common compliant from my readers.

Also, the questions are often straddled between pages and you have to flip back and forth to read the answer. This can be quite annoying when you are tired and running out of study time.

CONCLUSION

If you are a good accounting student, capable of intensive self-study for at least several months, and that you have someone to turn to if you have questions, then this Wiley FAR exam prep book (together with the other 3 books in this series) can be an excellent choice. In fact, many candidates pass the exam with these books alone.

However, I do encourage you to take advantage of Amazon's feature to "look inside" the book and see if you are fine with the condensed text, and seriously evaluate whether you have the dedication and discipline to tackle the exam pretty much on your own. If you aren't sure, you may want to check out the other guided review courses; if the answer is yes, click the buy button now and start your CPA journey right away!

Best of luck to your exam! Stephanie


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5.0 out of 5 stars
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So just what I needed to finish up my series of exams. I read through this and made notes and went through the questions and passed!!!


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This book is massive but many CPA prep courses use it as their main source of preparation materials. It does cover all of the topics in detail, some times too much detail. I can't imagine trying to read this cover-to-cover as a study aid, but with a guided course it does provide lots of info and lots of multiple choice questions and simulations. The format is somewhat improved from the 2011 version with clearer headings and guides that tell you when to practice on a range of multiple choice questions before proceeding to the next section of material. I recommend this book to anyone that isn't using that #1 used course provider that shall not be named. I also highly recommend Wiley's Online Test Bank, it's a great tool to use in addition to this.


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