Gene Marks, CPA and Right Networks expert contributor, has a few ideas.
Gene is a columnist, author, and small business owner. A past columnist for both The Washington Post and The New York Times, Gene writes regularly for The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, Inc. magazine, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Times and The Guardian.
Here are five books on finance (plus a bonus), organized by category, he thinks accountants should read:
The experts at JK Lasser offer a series of tax guides, including several written by Barbara Weltman. The 2021 edition of Weltman’s Small Business Taxes: Your Complete Guide to a Better Bottom Line is due in early December.
Want to pick stocks the way Warren Buffett does? Who doesn’t? This book, part of Buffett’s Books series, promises to help readers do just that by teaching them how to effectively read key corporate documents.
Look to this book to learn more about understanding and creating documents such as income statements, cash flow statements and balance sheets—the “three-legged stool” of company reporting.
If this book sounds like a textbook, it is. But that’s what’s so great about it—the authors present fundamental accounting concepts in a clear and succinct manner.
It’s the most famous and most complete book about one of the most notorious corporate scandals of all time. This classic is still worth a read (or re-read) for anybody who wants to walk through a massive case of fraud.
Don’t forget Gene’s own new book! Cash flow is a major issue for businesses of all kinds, including accounting firms and their clients. Read Gene’s new work to get the secrets to generating cash flow.
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