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Trevor Coltman

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This book is an absolute game changer! Not being an accountant I had a bit of knowledge about accounts but didn’t really understand the principles. By the end of the first chapter I was wondering why no one had ever managed to explain the basics before!

The style of presentation is excellent and breaks down the barrier of dry text. Recaps with Joan are a learning masterstroke! I had to keep reading...

Jonathan Cale

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mr. Stone has an uncanny knack of highlighting the important and relevant items to give you a very clear idea of the financial health or otherwise of an organisation. He writes in an easy and almost simplistic style but do not let this fool you.  Moreover he does so in a clear and easy to understand manner which obviously reflects his considerable knowledge and experience in the field.

If, like me, you have struggled to get to grips with the complexities and underlying performance of an organisation’s balance sheet and financial health or otherwise the...

H. Gallimore “Galli” ( Review of Second Edition )

Monday, September 30, 2013

Understand Accounting is a very interesting and easy to understand introduction to basic financial accounting. It is written like a story, which actually makes you want to keep reading (unlike some accountancy text books I’ve tried to read!).

The book is aimed at anyone who needs to read and understand published accounts, for example company directors, shareholders, non financial managers, etc. It is written in such a way that, regardless of the educational level of the reader, all the topics are meaningful, applicable and comprehensive.

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  • H&L Global

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    A great introduction to basic accounting. Easy to follow, and far from dull…. I’m looking forward to the follow up book.

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