Intermediate Accounting 15th edition
Donald E. Kieso, Ph.D., C.P.A., received his bachelor's degree from Aurora University and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Illinois. He has served as chairman of the Department of Accountancy and is currently the KPMG Peat Marwick Emeritus Professor of Accounting at Northern Illinois University. He has public accounting experience with Price Waterhouse & Co. (San Francisco and Chicago) and Arthur Andersen & Co. (Chicago) and research experience with the Research Division of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (New York).
Except for having to buy it new, there are reasons to like the Kieso series including this 15th edition of Intermediate Accounting, which is really Financial Accounting II. These authors have done everything to make the subject progressively more accessible in each edition. I know as I suffered through the courses once too.
The writing style is hardly "reader friendly" but it isn't too stiff, has lots of examples and charts and tables, and is broken up into many "little" sections.
Intermediate Accounting by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt and Terry D. Warfield (Mar 11, 2013)
My opinion - Must Have book !
I have been using the Intermediate accounting by Donald E Kieso for the last 10 years. It helps me to update my knowledge with every edition. I am better prepared for handling my CPA review class. The presentation, the structure and web site support for this book are commendable.
You'll be lucky if the professor is permissive enough to go with an older series because most students quickly sell these books once the course is over, so used editions are MUCH cheaper. But most professors insist on the most recent edition. I think they're motivated because their authority rests on being up to date. In this 13th edition, there's a big emphasis on International Accounting Standards, and you can be sure the professors want to bone up on this themselves. The financial meltdown has discredited the whole U.S. financial complex, and one result is that the pull is now stronger toward international accounting standards rather than U.S. GAAP. Also, the authors anticipate that everyone wants to use the cheaper previous edition, so they always change the end of chapter problems.
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This book is THE textbook for intermediate accounting! Information is presented clearly, concisely, and in much detail. Very colorful with plenty of pictures/graphs/diagrams/explanations of every topic. Well-organized and provides summary tables of information when the topic permits (such as how to report items on income statement). Probably the textbook used by most universities for Intermediate Accounting; and rightly so!
Except for having to buy it new, there are reasons to like the Kieso series including this 15th edition of Intermediate Accounting, which is really Financial Accounting II. These authors have done everything to make the subject progressively more accessible in each edition. I know as I suffered through the courses once too. I have a master's in accounting and am a CPA. It's surprising how many accounting texts assume the student has certain prerequisite skills and knowledge and equally surprising how so many accounting professors want to lecture on what enhances their knowledge base instead of teaching to the student. The Kieso books are really teaching books. I buy used recent editions for myself just for reference since they're so well done and so cheap. Not all CPAs do that but I practice financial accounting.