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Advanced Financial Accounting


Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Financial Accounting

The Ninth Edition of Advanced Financial Accounting is an up-to-date, comprehensive, and highly illustrated presentation of the accounting and reporting principles and procedures used in a variety of business entities. This edition continues to provid
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful


2.0 out of 5 stars
beware of big changes in this new edition, May 6, 2011



This review is from: Advanced Financial Accounting (Hardcover)


I taught from the previous editions of this text. Since Baker's name is on the 9th edition, I was expecting continuity when I switched to the 9th edition. I was wrong. Baker seems to have retired. The new authors are bringing in some big changes.

If you are used to the previous editions, you may not be comfortable with the 9th edition's chapters on consolidation. The systematical approach for eliminations has disappeared. The new authors changed the equity method to fully adjusted equity method, which causes significant changes to the elimination entries. You may need to spend extra time to get used to them.

There are errors and occasionally confusing illustrations in the text, and plenty of typos, errors, omissions, and hidden assumptions in the exercises and solution manual to frustrate the student. Errors in the test bank are annoying.

I will stay away from the 9th edition.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful


5.0 out of 5 stars
Great revision from a fresh pair of authors, July 22, 2011


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The book has been significantly revamped by the two new authors. The content is coherent and the explanation is lucid. Whats great about the book is the accompanying website specific to the textbook. One of the new authors has spent significant amount of time creating flash videos with his voice over explaining several important topics. While far and few, the book does a decent job of highlighting differences between IASB and GAAP. Overall, the book is easy to follow even as a self study guide. If an instructor covers the material, the book reinforces your learning adequately.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful


5.0 out of 5 stars
Solid, well-organized text, July 7, 2012



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The text is a little dry at times, but very clear. Plenty of decent examples throughout the text to illustrate the concepts, exercises at the end of each chapter stretch the concepts a little. One of the better accounting texts I've used.


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Introduction to Managerial Accounting with Connect Plus


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Amazon saved me! I ordered this "textbook" from another online "textbook" provider. It was routed through an outside vendor. I was informed a week after the order was placed that I would not receive it for another 14 days!!! They wouldn't even let me cancel the order. I found the textbook on Amazon and had it shipped overnight. It was a wonderful process! If you need this book and your instructor is requiring the Connect card, you do not need to purchase the book new. You can purchase Connect access right from the Connect sight. Save money and trees...buy used!!! I wish I had known this.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful


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I have written this review for the preceding, fourth edition of this book. However, I found it so great I wanted to let the potential buyers about this book.

As a professional studying part-time, I was first afraid of the size and apparent "density" of this book. However, it's turned out to be the best manual I have ever experienced, whether it is in exact sciences or social sciences.
1. The text is clearly written and understandable, which is the reason why this is a 600-page book: the authors take their time to explain clearly (but still as succinctly as possible) what they want you to understand, then learn. At the end of the day, the book reads fast.
2. Within each chapter, there are plenty of 150-word illustrations of concrete examples, taken from leading newspapers or accounting journals, which help linking the theory (the main body of the book) to the practice (real life). These are up-to-date, in addition to be interesting.
3. There are multiple quick exercises and problems, throughout the chapters, which are answered (with explanations) at the end of each chapter. On many occasions, they have helped me understand more deeply the discussion of the chapter, and they have also helped me perform in the exercises and problems I had to do myself during my course (more by guiding me rather than stupidly working by complete analogy).
4. The book is clearly structured, with "learning objectives" stated at the beginning of each chapter (with a brief description), and at the end of each chapter (with a brief summary). Paragraphs are clearly defined, there are definitions of key words and concepts at the end of each chapter, complemented by a complete index.
5. Last but not least, this is the first time I have experienced an actually useful and enjoyable "multimedia" book. By going on the book's website, one can download a 30-minute presentation (audio narrated text, or narrated video slide show) for each chapter: storable on an iPod and/or any computer. Great before reading the chapter, as well as after. In addition, one or two additional "real life" video examples are available per chapter, in a journalistic type reportage. There are also many useful quick exercises on-line (which also give a short explanation when your answer is wrong), excel templates, and more.

In summary, this book is surely great for full-time students. As for part-time students (or professionals who want/need to get an introduction or refresh of their memory about accounting), who will have to struggle with a busy schedule and lack of enthusiasm to start studying in the evening, this book is perfect! Congratulations to the authors!


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful


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Well, I received the book Introduction to Managerial Accounting, but go figure the book didn't come with connect plus, so now I'm in over 130$ on a book I was expecting to pay for. If it says it includes something in the title you would think it would be included, but MAKE SURE YOU READ THE SMALL PRINT if you make a purchase from this seller. What you buy may not be what it's made out to be.


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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful


1.0 out of 5 stars
The worst accounting book I've read to date!, September 20, 2005




This is the first textbook that I haven't been able to read through all the assigned chapters. That's saying a lot since I already have one degree and working on a second.

Wow! The text is extremely dry! No book should have 6 or 7 bolded terms in a row and not bother to explain the terms. Also it makes no distinction between some terms. For instance, appropriations vs. emcumbrance vs. expenditure. I had to figure that out on my own.

As someone else said, this is NOT a self-study book! Granted no accounting book should baby you, but if nobody in the class understands what the hell the book is saying, then there's something wrong. If you're using the book for a class and want to use the PowerPoint slides on the publisher's website, don't bother! They're just as bad as the textbook. They don't have a logical flow to them. They don't even flow with the book. What is at the beginning of a chapter in the book may be at the end of the PowerPoint slides for that chapter. There are big chunks of the chapters missing from the slides.

I can't believe this is the 7th edition of this book! It's written like it was the first edition. The author has no concept of how people study. McGraw-Hill should have stopped publishing this horrendous book after the first edition.


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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful


1.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely one of the WORST accounting textbooks, February 4, 2002


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This book is perhaps the most poorly thought out text I've ever had the displeasure to read... The authors write this book in high level language and do a very poor job of explaining just what it is that they are attempting to convey to the reader. I think that I would actually rather read GASB doctrine than attempt to decode this text. If you are reading this review and you are a professor, please do NOT choose this text for your course.


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful


1.0 out of 5 stars
The worst accounting book I have ever came across..., June 1, 2000


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Of all of the accounting books that I have read, this is the worst. Very very dry... Can you imagine that the author writes journal entries in paragraph form. There is absolutely no structure for the book, no summaries, no examples, no questions and answers.

This book would only be useful if you have other references to go to. Otherwise, by itself, it will just confuse and discourage you from study governmental accounting.



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