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Intermediate Accounting, Vol. 1, Eighth Canadian Edition [Hardcover]

Donald E. Kieso , Jerry J. Weygandt , Terry D. Warfield , Nicola M. Young , Irene M. Wiecek
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May 23 2007 0470839791 978-0470839799 8th
Celebrating 25 Years of the Most Trusted Intermediate Accounting Textbook in Canada!

The first Canadian edition of Intermediate Accounting made its appearance in 1982. In the twenty five years since it has become the most trusted intermediate accounting text available and prepared over 250,000 students for professional practice. Over the years it has changed to keep pace with the needs of those enrolled in intermediate accounting while providing the most thorough, up-to-date coverage available and maintaining a balanced discussion of the concepts and procedures. To celebrate twenty five years as a cornerstone of the accounting profession, the latest edition of Kieso is the best yet.

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Nicola (Nickie) M. Young, MBA, FCA is a Professor of Accounting in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where her teaching responsibilities have varied from the introductory offering to final year advanced financial accounting courses to the survey course in the Executive MBA program. She is the recipient of teaching awards, and has contributed to the academic and administrative life of the university through chairing the Department of Accounting, membership on the Board of Governors, the Pension and other Committees. Nickie was associated with the Atlantic School of Chartered Accountancy for over twenty-five years in a variety of roles, including program and course development, teaching, and program reform.  In addition to contributions to the accounting profession at the provincial level, Nickie has served on national boards of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) dealing with licensure and education. For the last fifteen years, she has worked with the CICA’s Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) as an Associate, as a member and chair of the Board, and as chair and member of PSAB Task Forces.

Irene M. Wiecek, FCA is a faculty member of the University of Toronto at Mississauga and is cross-appointed to the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management. She teaches financial reporting in various programs including the Commerce Program (Accounting Specialist) and the Master of Management & Professional Accounting Program (MMPA). The Associate Director of the MMPA Program for many years, she co-founded and is Co-Director of the ICAO/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education, which supports and facilitates innovation in accounting education. Irene has been involved in professional accounting education for over twenty years both at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the CICA, teaching and developing case/program material in various programs including the ICAO School of Accountancy. She helped create and currently directs the CICA In-depth GAAP Program. In the area of standard setting, she is Chair of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Financial Accounting Exposure Draft Response Committee (since 2002). Irene is a member of the CICA Qualifications Committee which provides leadership, direction and standards for admission into the CA profession. She is the recipient of the MMPA Faculty of the Year award for 2004 and 2006.

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 Accountancy at Northern Illinois University. He has done postdoctorate work as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and is a recipient of NIU’s Teaching Excellence Award and four Golden Apple Teaching Awards. Professor Kieso has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois CPA Society, the AACSB’s Accounting Accreditation Committees, the State of Illinois Comptroller’s Commission, as Secretary-Treasurer of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, and as Secretary- Treasurer of the American Accounting Association. He served as a charter member of the national Accounting Education Change Commission. He received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the Illinois CPA Society, in 1992 he received the FSA’s Joseph A. Silvoso Award of Merit, and the NIU Foundation’s Humanitarian Award for Service to Higher Education.
Jerry J.Weygandt, Ph.D., C.P.A., is Arthur Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Illinois. Articles by Professor Weygandt have appeared in the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, and other academic and professional journals. These articles have examined such financial reporting issues as accounting for price-level adjustments, pensions, convertible securities, stock option contracts, and interim reports. He has served on numerous committees of the American Accounting Association and as a member of the editorial board of the Accounting Review; he also has served as President and Secretary-Treasurer of the American Accounting Association. In addition, he has been actively involved with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been a member of the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) of that organization. He has served on the FASB task force that examined the reporting issues related to accounting for income taxes and is presently a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Professor Weygandt has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Beta Gamma Sigma Dean’s Teaching Award. He is on the board of directors of M & I Bank of Southern Wisconsin and the Dean Foundation. He is the recipient of the Wisconsin Institute of CPA’s Outstanding Educator’s Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he received the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.

Terry D. Warfield, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received a B.S. and M.B.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Iowa. Professor Warfield’s area of expertise is financial reporting, and prior to his academic career, he worked for five years in the banking industry. He served as the Academic Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., from 1995-1996. While on the staff, he worked on projects related to financial instruments and financial institutions, and he helped coordinate a symposium on intangible asset financial reporting. Professor Warfield’s primary research interests concern financial accounting standards and disclosure policies. He has published scholarly articles in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research in Accounting Regulation, and Accounting Horizons, and he has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education. He has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Committee of the American Accounting Association (Chair 1995-1996) and the AAA-FASB Research Conference Committee. Professor Warfield has received teaching awards at both the University of Iowa and the University of Wisconsin, and he was named to the Teaching Academy at the University of Wisconsin in 1995.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Keiso: Intermediate Acccounting June 4 2010
This is a great intermediate accounting text. It highlights the important concepts and organizes them in a way that gives the book a nice flow. My accounting professor assigned the Beechey text, however, I find this text gives more detailed explanations which can be understood after the first read. It's a great supplement to any intermediate accounting course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Age-Old Kieso Problem Aug. 18 2009
By Citizen John - Published on Amazon.com
Except for having to buy it new, there are reasons to like the Kieso series including this 13th 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.

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. The publisher also provides the professors with additional materials including exam materials, so there's always the incentive for the professor to use the latest edition and claim that it's the only acceptable one due to the end of chapter problems.

These are really heavy books - no fun to carry around. The book weighs 6.2 pounds. That's ridiculous. 1,440 pages and you darn well have to know this material. This gives a hint why so many people, despite knowing that good accountants tend to stay employed in a recession, won't even consider this route. But at least the Kieso books, other than their workbooks, are hardcover with large dimensions and quality paper and binding. Nothing is worse than using a thick softcover text that feels like a phone book. Unfortunately they're expensive new, and you might one day be buying the 18th edition used for a fraction of this price.

Note, if you need the WileyPlus access code, it is NOT included with this book. If your professor makes you get the code, you've got to spend even more money. You get this access code at the Wileyplus website. A kind student emailed me that the code now costs $83.50 at the site. Wiley also puts in place separate deals with some but not all college bookstores, although then the prices vary a lot at the college bookstore level. Sometimes, depending on how the professor intends to use the WileyPlus resource, you might just ask the professor and get the code, but those cases are rare.

A word of caution and encouragement: This Intermediate Accounting course along with the first one, Financial Accounting, are the two that were traditionally used to weed out students from becoming accounting majors. You've got to spend a lot more time on this course than you usually would for a typical course. Good luck - I wish you the best!
30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what it says...INTERMEDIATE April 22 2004
By RMurray847 - Published on Amazon.com
This is NOT an easy book. It would be a complete waste of time for a student who hasn't already taken beginning accounting. It basically goes through the balance sheet and other financial statements line-by-line, as many beginning texts do. BUT, it digs deeper. It's looking for the EXCEPTIONS to the usual, easy-to-learn rules.
It is very comprehensive and the end of chapter questions are extensive. If you can more or less master this book...you're ready for accountancy. If you just can't "get" the material, maybe another career choice is better.
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. Any instructor / course would be insane to have someone try to get through the material properly in just one semester. It's a 2 semester book, for sure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled Nov. 21 2003
By Patrick - Published on Amazon.com
This book (and the course) is the transitional step in becoming an accountant (or not). I feel compelled to say that this book should be considered as a bible for all accountants. It is tedious, but very rewarding for all who can last the journey through inventories, receivables, etc. Eat, sleep, drink with it, do whatever you can because this book is one of the best published pieces on accounting to date. Don't leave home without it.
36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Intermediate Accounting Jan. 6 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This book is difficult for the student to understand. I felt that I had learned nothing in my previous accounting classes. Even though the text seems straightforward in some areas, the chapter problems are difficult - the student needs more knowledge. If it had not been for the Solution Manual, I would have had no idea how to approach the homework problems. Author is presenting information above the student level. It's OK to stretch, but not at the expense of learning. Even our professor strongly suggested that we invest in another author's text in order to understand the material. I ended up dropping the class and taking it again 2 years later. By then, another text was in use.
A relative had the author as an instrtucor in college and told me Kieso was just as obtuse in class and expected students to know more than they should at that level of accounting instruction. Thank goodness there are other, student friendly Intermediate Accounting textbooks. such as the one by Dy Dyckman. Dyckman's book was the best out of the 4 that I purchsed and got me through the 3 Intermediate Accounting classes I have recently completed.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great as a Teacher! Aug. 24 2011
By Chan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is wonderful. I was skeptical at first with all the negative reviews about its complexity and its only uses for people who are already accountants. The fact is I am studying for the CPA and I was reading the Bick Financial books. Not only was it so stodgy, It didn't explain any of the terminology. I was reading on FIFO/LIFO from the Kieso book and they explained such words as base year, year 1 layer, price indexes. Not only that, they provided concrete examples in the form of journal entries and financial statements. Yes this book is heavy, but I am taking this class online. Even then, the conciseness and All in one reference makes this book worth carrying around. Dare I say this is like an accountant's bible?

Notes on the language -I am an average reader and am still a student. I think the words they use are fairly simple(compared to the CPA texts I have read at the very least) There hasn't been a concept that has befuddled me yet. Topics and terminology are fairly easy to find. I haven't tried to look up anything obscure, but if I run into any trouble, I'll let you guys know.
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