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SmartPros Top 10 Bestselling Titles in 2003
We have compiled the top 10 bestselling titles in 2003 on the SmartPros Web site. As expected, CPA exam study guides make up half of the list, but there are also useful technical guides and cutting-edge commentaries.
All books and software products mentioned below are published by John Wiley & Sons, a premier source for accounting and finance resources. Wiley provides SmartPros readers with articles and book excerpts throughout the year in the SmartPros News & Insights Book Corner. SmartPros offers a 15% discount on selected products when you click to order from this page. See below for details.*
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#1 The Firm of the Future: A Guide for Accountants, Lawyers and Other Professional Services
by Ron Baker and Paul Dunn
This book is number one because it represents 43 percent of the books sold on our top 10 list! Despite accountants' increased focus on corporate governance compliance -- who isn't tired of hearing Sarbanes? -- this profession dedicates precious time toward client and employee satisfaction. The Firm of the Future is a groundbreaking effort to rid professional services of the billable hour, and by doing so enhance customer satisfaction and improve the quality of life for accountants, lawyers and other service professionals. Read our exclusive interview with author Ron Baker.
#2 You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated: Knowledge and Confidence-Building Techniques
by Debra R. Hopkins
Includes 60-minute audio CD
An excellent companion to your CPA exam study program, You Can Pass the CPA Exam is a simple, no-nonsense motivational guide on how to conquer the grueling CPA exam, one of the most important certifications for accountants. Stay tuned! This book will soon be updated for the computerized CPA exam, which takes effect in April 2004.
#3 Essentials of XBRL: Financial Reporting in the 21st Century
by Bryan Bergeron
XBRL, eXtensible Business Reporting Language, is called the most important technology since the invention of the electronic spreadsheet. Proponents of XBRL contend that without it, accountants will continue to get buried in paperwork. The author of this book is an expert in the practical application of technology to business processes. He teaches in the Health Sciences and Technology Division of Harvard Medical School and MIT. See our XBRL Primer for more on this topic.
#5 Wiley CPA Exam Review Practice Software 7.0 Complete Exam
by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittingon
Rather self-explanatory, this Wiley guide helps CPA candidates practice for the test. This version is no longer available, however, since it's updated periodically to accommodate exam changes. With the debut of the computerized exam just around the corner, version 9.0 will be available in February 2004, pictured here.
#6 CPA Exam Review Impact Audios, Complete Set
by John Wiley & Sons
This audio set includes all four sections of the CPA exam: Accounting and Reporting, Business Law and Professional Responsibilities, Auditing and Financial Accounting and Reporting. Designated to facilitate memory and reinforce key concepts, Impact Audio’s are filled with mnemonic devices, exam strategies, and a thorough review of the skills and concepts needed to pass the exam. Great for the car!
#8 Wiley CPA Examination Review 2003, 4 Volume Set (new edition pictured)
by Patrick R. Delaney, O. Ray Whittington
Once again, this title sold very well throughout the year. Check out the just-released 2004 set: Wiley CPA Examination Review 2004, which includes complete information on the new simulation questions; relevant and current outlines, study guides, problems and solutions that allow candidates to focus on the specific topic that needs the most work; and current outlines, study guides, problems, and solutions and helps build knowledge in a logical, reinforcing way.
#9 Wiley CPA Examination Review, 2 Volume Set
by Patrick D. Delaney
Published annually, this comprehensive two-volume set thoroughly reviews all four sections of the CPA exam. The unique modular structure divides studying into forty-four self-contained modules for flexible study and allows CPA candidates to zero in on areas that need work and to concentrate their study program.
#10 Wiley CPA Examination Review Fast Track Study Guide
For those procrastinators out there who need to get ready for the CPA exam in limited time, there's the Fast Track Study Guide. This bestseller was the 2nd edition, which you can still order, but also check out the most recent edition, pictured left, which will become available in February 2004.
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