The Joy of Accounting:

The Joy of Accounting:

by Peter Frampton, Mark Robilliard

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As used in businesses, high schools and universities in 30 countries, such as American University and Johns Hopkins University.

Discover a new graphical way to understand accounting.


The Joy of Accounting uses a revolutionary system of teaching that’s getting rave reviews at top universities, banks, law firms and business schools.

This is what Harvard Business School had to say:
"[The system] has the advantage of showing how accounting works visually. We all tend to see problems and relationships more easily visually, so the [Joy of Accounting] approach takes advantage of how we learn most effectively. As such, I believe that it is of value to anyone who is interested in understanding how accounting works (from high school students to undergrads to MBAs to business executives)." - Paul Healy, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Other books teach the fundamentals of finance and accounting using jargon and vague language. They don’t use graphics and skip over concepts they assume you know.
What makes The Joy of Accounting truly different to other accounting books is a diagram which shows accounting on a single page. Using color-coding, the game-changing Color Accounting BaSIS Framework makes accounting as easy as pointing a finger.

Accounting made easy:
By observing thousands of learners in cities around the world, from New York, London and LA to Sydney and 30 countries, the authors identified 3 aspects of learning that, when addressed guarantee you’ll “get” accounting.

Hands-on and visual learning:
The book is fun and rigorous at the same time. With available props for purchase, the process is like an accounting game and simple to follow.

Is it truly revolutionary?
Yes, the Color Accounting BaSIS Framework™ does for accounting what the mouse and icons did for computers. When Apple introduced the Macintosh, using a computer became as simple as pointing, and everyone could do it.

The Joy of Accounting means that ANYONE can now see how accounting works.

In this book, you will find:
•A simple step-by-step sequence to follow
•Over 150 full-color diagrams
•Explanations of business concepts such as working capital, cash flow, liquidity, leverage, receivables and depreciation.
•Traditional terms explained, like ledgers, journals, debits and credits.
•US and International accounting standards
•Case studies

•Confidently read balance sheets and income statements
•Take control of your profitability, cash flow and growth
•Budget effectively
•Talk about financial matters powerfully
•Revisit previous accounting studies for deeper understanding

Peter Frampton and Mark Robilliard:
•Taught tens of thousands of people in businesses and universities
•Teach acclaimed university courses
•Speak at industry associations such as the Society for Human Resource Management, the Association for Talent Development, and the Project Management Institute.

•Managers wanting to take control of their business
•High school, home school and university students
•School teachers and university lecturers looking for new ways of explaining
•Sales people wanting to pitch more successfully by using financial drivers
•Anyone wanting to communicate more powerfully about money matters.

Accounting is an amazing platform for creating the life you want. Reading this book can be a powerful step toward achieving your goals and dreams.
Whether you are starting your own business, stepping up to bigger things at work, or gearing up for an exciting career, being accounting literate will amplify your success.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940164749262
Publisher: Peter Frampton
Publication date: 09/21/2020
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

It was March 1977 and I had just started my accounting degree in my Australian home town. After breezing through high school I found Accounting-101 to be very opaque - in fact, I hated it. It only began to make sense when I started working as an accountant and an inspired teacher 'showed' me. The proverbial lights went on and I understood it for the first time.

Years later in a twist of fate, I became the National Training Manager for KPMG, and here I met my good mate and future business partner, Peter L Frampton. Newly graduated accountants were employed fresh out of university and, like me, many of them did not understand accounting. In our client's businesses, there were plenty of middle and senior managers who should understand accounting but did not. Governments in Australia and elsewhere were investing significant resources into financial literacy but it didn't seem to be working.

So Peter and I undertook to do something about it. Find out why accounting is difficult to learn for students, establish an education program for accounting literacy in business, and establish the link between accounting literacy and financial literacy. It took slightly more than 20 years in what we believe is the longest and most thorough research and development ever conducted into accounting literacy education.

Accounting literacy had never been effectively distinguished as an important social and life skill - for anyone. It is different to financial literacy and just as important being both a precursor and a catalyst of financial literacy. Indeed, accounting literacy is the very foundation upon which the financial literacy edifice stands.

The learning technology we created has been referred to as Accounting Comes Alive and Color (or Colour) Accounting but whatever the name, its main claim to fame is that it's easy, it's enjoyable and it works - fast.

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