The Best Books For Accountants

Like many of you, all throughout the year I try to read as many books as I can for both business and pleasure – unfortunately, for me, there really isn’t much crossover here!

The hardest part however, is picking out the right book. So for my last blog post of 2018, I thought I would share with all of you, a compilation of 20 book lists and 195 books, resulting in the top 15 recommended books for Accountants

So, for your reading pleasure, here are the top 15 most recommended books:

  1. Accounting Made Simple – Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less by Mike Piper
  2. Accounting All-in-One For Dummies by Kenneth Boyd, Lita Epstein, Mark P. Holtzman, Frimette Kass-Shraibman, Maire Loughran, Vijay S. Sampath, John A. Tracy, Tage C. Tracy, Jill Gilbert Welytok
  3. Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing Buffett Book Edition by Stig Brodersen and Preston Pysh.
  4. Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports by Howard Schilit and Jeremy Perler
  5. A Brief History of Economic Genius by Paul Strathern
  6. Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports by Thomas R. Ittelson
  7. The Tax and Legal Playbook: Game-Changing Solutions to Your Small Business Questions by Mark J. Kohler
  8. Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business by Aswath Damodaran
  9. Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand by Darrell Mullis and Judith Orloff
  10. Accounting for Small Business Owners by Tycho Press
  11. Financial Accounting: Ifrs by Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel, and Donald E. Kieso
  12. Visual Finance: The One Page Visual Model to Understand Financial Statements and Make Better Business Decisions by Georgi Tsvetanov
  13. Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis by Charles T. Horngren, Srikant M. Datar, and George Foster
  14. How to Read a Financial Report: Wringing Vital Signs Out of the Numbers by John A. Tracy
  15. Accounting Principles by Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel, and Donald E. Kieso

For the full article, breaking down all the books and how the results were calculated, please click here.