List of 26 Recommended Accounting Textbooks for Schools in Nigeria


List of 26 Recommended Accounting Textbooks for Schools in Nigeria
Accounting, often called the language of business, is one of the most popular subject for Nigerian students pursuing a career in any finance related field. It won't be a thing of surprise if we see bookshops shelved with several accounting textbooks from different authors across Nigeria and globally.

As a buyer, you would have so many choices when going to buy an accounting textbook. But the big question on everyone's lips is: which accounting text books are relevant to the educational system in Nigeria? What books are recommendable by the government and examination bodies? This is exactly the kind of question that parents, proprietors of schools , book sellers, undergraduate students and teachers would be interested in getting answers.

In this post, we listed recommendable books that are relevant to accounting education in Nigeria which I also recommend for understanding basic principles in Accounting, and can successfully guide students in preparation for major examinations in Nigeria, such as, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exam, and the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam.

Furthermore, this article also highlights recommendable textbooks for most Tertiary institutions in Nigeria. So at this point, let me unveil the list of recommended accounting books and their authors.

1. Simplified & Amplified Book-Keeping & Accounting
Author: Femi Longe
About book: This book is suitable for secondary schools in Nigeria. So many accounting teachers prefer teaching with this book. I dumped the traditional essential accounting textbook when I discovered Simplified and Amplified.

2. Essential Financial Accounting For Senior Secondary Schools
Authors: R.A Kazeem & Femi Olatunji
About book: Published by Tonad Publishers Limited. This book is suitable for secondary schools. Most accountants in Nigeria used this book when they were in secondary school.

3. Financial Accounting Made Simple – Volume One
Author: Robert Ogben
About book: Published by Roi Publishers. Suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

ALSO READ: JAMB Recommended Books For Accounting

4.  Business Accounting Volume 1
Authors: Frank Wood and Omunya
About book: One of the best-selling textbook on accounting. Suitable for secondary schools, preparation of WAEC exams, tertiary level, and for preparation of professional qualifications exam in accounting.

5. Business Accounting Volume 2
Author: Frank Wood
About book: One of the best-selling textbook on accounting. This book is suitable for secondary schools, preparation of WAEC exams, tertiary level, and for preparation of professional qualifications exam in accounting.

6. Accounting and Finance
Author: Frank Wood
About book: suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.

7.  Foundation Accounting: An Introduction manual for Accounting Students
Author: A. H. Millchamp
About book: Published by DP Publications. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.

8.  Basic Accounting
Author: J. D.  Magee
About book: suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.

9.  Accounting for Senior Secondary School
Authors: S. C. Malhorta, P. K. Botchwey and P. A. Amankwah
About book: suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.

10. Accounting in Business
Author: R. J. Bull
About book: suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.


11. Company Accounts
Author: J. N. Amorin
About book: suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.

12.  Principles of Accounting
Author: K. B. Appiah Mensah
About book: suitable for secondary schools and preparation of WAEC exams.

13. Title: Get Your Financial Accounting Right – Book One
Authors: Adeifa O. Ajileye, J. O and Oluwasanna, R. O
About book: Published by Tenlad Press International. Suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

14. Get your Financial Accounting Right – Book Two
Authors: Ajileye, J. O. and Adetifa O.
About book: Published by De Hadey Printing Services. Suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

15. Title: Basic Accounting
Author: Akinduko, A. O
About book: Published by Spetins. Suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

16. An Introduction to Financial Accounting
Author: Anao, A. R
About book: Published by Longman. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

17. A Guide to Government Accounting and Internal Audit
Author: Awoyemi, E. O.
About book: Published by Onibonje Press. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

18. Foundation of Business Accounting, (Second Edition)
Author: Dodge, R.
About book: Published by Chapman and Hall. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

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19. Book keeping and Accounting for Senior Secondary Schools, Vols. 1 & 2
Authors: Frank, W. and Omuya, J. O.
About book: Published by Pitman. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

20. Government Accounting
Author: Hassan M. M.
About book: Published by Malthouse Press Limited. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

21. Financial Accounting
Author: Okwoli, A. A.
About book: Published by Tamaza Publishers. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

22.  Contemporary Accounting
Author: Ekwere, A. B.
About book: Published by Aflon Finance (Control and Management) Act 1959. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

23. Government Accounting and Financial Control
Author: Oshisami, K.
About book: Published by Spectrum. This book is suitable for secondary schools and preparation of JAMB exams.

24. Financial Accounting for Senior Secondary Schools
Author: Idowu, B. A.
About book: Published by Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Ltd. The author of this book is a veteran examiner on this subject. It is designed to help students to successfully prepare for the West African senior school examination.

25. Financial Accounting: An Introduction to Concepts, Methods, and Uses
Authors: Clyde P. Stickney, and Roman L. Weil
About book: Published by South-Western College. This book is suitable for both Masters and undergraduate level. It includes the basic concepts involved in financial statements, terminologies and accounting methods that guide students in the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of corporate financial statements.

26. Financial and Managerial Accounting
Author: Carl S. Warren, James M. Reeves, Philip E. Fess, and James M. Reeve
About book: Published by South-Western College. This book covers accounting for both financial and managerial level. It is suitable for undergraduates, Master level students and in the preparation of professional qualification exams in accounting.

The books listed above are very good for accounting students and are available in all bookshops in Nigeria. But if you know about any book (s) not listed above, you can let us know via the comments section

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