The first book you may want to consider is “The New Financial Accounting: What It’s All About” by Frank F. Gilligan. This is a book that covers a wide variety of accounting concepts and methods. It’s important to note, however, that even though this book has a lot of useful information and examples, there are also quite a few drawbacks. For one thing, Gilligan tends to ramble a bit at times and, although his explanations are clear, some of the examples sometimes leave a student confused as to why they’re not understanding the concept behind. For another, the book is not organized according to a specific chapter. Instead, there are seven chapters and each chapter has a different focus or subject matter.
The second book you may want to consider is “Accounting Methods” by Robert J. Koehn. This book is organized around four main areas of accounting and it is meant to help students learn the methodologies used in the various areas of accounting. Although this book is not strictly introductory, Koehn does provide useful information in the different areas and he covers a large number of topics with this book.
The third book, you may want to consider is “Advanced Accounting Methods” by William R. Geddes. This book also focuses on four major areas of accounting but these areas are somewhat separated than the ones covered in the first two books.
The fourth book you might want to consider is “Business Strategy and Decision-Making” by Joseph M. DiSimone. As its name suggests, this book focuses on the strategic planning and decision-making involved in running a business. This book includes sections on business planning and business investment, business marketing, business succession planning, business operations, and business financing, and much more. It covers subjects such as decision analysis, strategic planning, project management, business strategy and business analysis, business finance, business strategy and forecasting, business planning and management, market research and much more.
Finally, you may want to consider “The Practice of Accounting” by R. Allen Carr. This book covers four different areas of business accounting, which include general ledger, income statement, balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and statement of cash flows. Although this book has a lot of practical applications, it’s worth noting that the sections on profit and loss, statement of cash flows and balance sheet are somewhat flimsy and do not focus much on the topics covered in the first three books.
These are just a few books that can be considered as a “beginner’s guide.” There are a lot of other books out there that cover the topics in intermediate accounting but I will note that if you really want to dive into the subject of intermediate accounting, I recommend picking up the “The New Financial Accounting: What It’s All About” by Frank F. Gilligan, or the “Advanced Accounting Methods and Procedures” by Robert J. Koehn. These two books are by far the most comprehensive and in depth books in terms of information and methodology. However, they may take some of your time, so if you’re really interested in learning the topics discussed here, you will have to put in some effort.
As a final word of advice, it might be wise to pick one of the books that focus more on practical issues and not so much on theory. If you want to learn more about intermediate accounting, pick up one of the books that focus more on practical topics and not so much on theory. You’ll probably find that the topics covered in these books are easier to understand. Also, these books are often updated for current day accounting needs, which is good news for the intermediate accounting beginner. You will be able to use the information in them for a longer period of time.