Libby, Libby & Short’s Financial Accounting text titled ‘Financial Accounting’ is one of the most popular financial accounting text among MBA, graduate and undergraduate students. Into its 8th edition, this financial accounting text written by Robert Libby, Patricia Libby and Daniel Short has featured among the top text books in Graduate Tutor’s National Accounting Faculty survey 2015. (The 2015 National Accounting Faculty survey covered with the availability of Teaching Assistants for financial accounting students, most recommended text books and the level of tutoring supported provided to accounting students among other topics.)
Graduate Tutor provides live online accounting tutoring for Libby, Libby & Short’s Financial Accounting text ‘Financial Accounting’. We have provided tutoring from the 4th edition of this text book and our financial accounting tutors typically use the 6th and 7th edition of Libby, Libby & Short’s text book or 12th edition of Stickney & Weil’s Financial Accounting text to tutor financial accounting students. Please email us if you use another financial accounting or management accounting text book and we will be happy to work with your text book.
Libby, Libby & Short’s Financial Accounting text book is used for the introductory accounting programs at many universities at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The authors Libby, Libby & Short have tried to make the study of accounting text book as interesting as they can. The authors start with introductory topics and slowly introduces other concepts step by step. Libby, Libby & Short use the building-block approach to teaching transaction analysis where they try to avoid overwhelming students with many new concepts in the beginning and try to give them bite sized components to learn in each chapter. Each chapter of this financial accounting book also introduces students to different companies and their balance sheets. As students learn different topics and tools, they get to learn by seeing how it connects to a real world situation.
Libby, Libby & Short’s Financial Accounting text’s has achieved this level of popularity due to its relevance, clarity and technological aids.
RELEVANCE: Libby, Libby & Short’s use of real companies as examples – what they call the ‘focus company approach’ demonstrates the relevance of financial accounting in the real world. Libby, Libby & Short’s end-of-chapter cases further enhance its relevance factor.
CLARITY: Libby, Libby & Short’s simple language and engaging writing style makes financial accounting as simple as possible. In addition, Libby, Libby & Short regularly update the material and re-organize the text based on feedback.
TECHNOLOGY: Libby, Libby & Short’s Financial Accounting text comes loaded with a number of technological aids including practice question banks, etc.
Robert Libby, a David A. Thomas Professor of Management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, teaches financial accounting, financial statement analysis, and behavioral decision theory. Robert Libby has published widely and specializes in behavioral accounting. Libby was selected as the AAA Outstanding Educator in 2000.
Patricia Libby is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Ithaca College, teaches undergraduate financial accounting. Patricia Libby has taught financial accounting at Eastern Michigan University and the University of Texas. Patricia Libby is also a CPA. Libby was an auditor with Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a financial administrator at the University of Chicago. Patricia did her undergraduate studies in accounting at Pennsylvania State University, an MBA at DePaul University and a PhD at the University of Michigan.
Daniel Short is the former Dean of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University and a Professor of Accounting. Short was Dean at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio) and the College of Business at Kansas State University. Daniel Short did his undergraduate studies in accounting at Boston University, an MBA in Accounting at Boston University and a PhD at the University of Michigan. He has worked extensively in administration and primary area of research is accounting.
Other financial accounting text books that we use at the graduate and undergraduate level include Stickney & Weil’s Financial Accounting – An introduction to Concepts, Methods and Uses. Please email us if you use another financial accounting text book and we will be willing to work with your choice of text book.