The Best Accounting Sciences Textbooks for Second Year Students 2023

In the realm of accounting sciences, the pursuit of knowledge and mastery of the field is of the utmost importance. For second-year students embarking on this academic journey, the choice of textbooks can make all the difference. Bookit, the cheapest student bookstore in South Africa, has a duty to guide young scholars in selecting the most valuable resources for their studies.

Here are our favourites to get you started as a second year accounting student:



Introduction to IFRS 9th edition

Introduction to IFRS 9th Edition


One of the essential books for any second-year student is "Introduction to IFRS 9th edition" by LexisNexis. As an authoritative text on International Financial Reporting Standards, it serves as a foundational resource for aspiring accountants. It provides comprehensive coverage of IFRS and is a must-read for students seeking to learn the fundamentals of financial reporting.

Management & Cost Accounting

Management and Cost Accounting by Colin Drury Cengage


Another valuable resource is "Management & Cost Accounting" by Colin Drury via Cengage. It is widely regarded as the best book in the industry for management accountants. Its practical approach to accounting principles provides a hands-on learning experience for students, allowing them to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios.

SAICA Volume 1 and Volume 2

Saica volume 1 and 2 Lexis Nexis


For those looking for a more comprehensive guide on Accounting and Audit standards, the "SAICA Volume 1 and Volume 2" by LexisNexis are the defacto authority. These books are a must-have for any serious accounting student, covering all the essential topics required for success in the field. The "SAICA Student Handbook" is also an essential guide that provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant legislation and standards.

SILKE: South African Income Tax 2023

Silke on SA Income tax 2023 Lexis Nexis


"Silke: South African Income Tax 2023" by LexisNexis is the authority and dominant voice on all things tax-related. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the South African tax system and is an essential resource for anyone pursuing a career in accounting.

Auditing Notes for SA Students

Auditing Notes for SA Students 2023 LexisNexis


The "Auditing Notes for SA Students" textbook by LexisNexis is a complete guide on auditing ISA's and how to apply them. It provides students with an in-depth understanding of the auditing process and the relevant standards. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a career in auditing.

Graded Questions on Auditing

Graded Questions on Auditing 2023 LexisNexis


"Graded Questions on Auditing" by LexisNexis is a question book that serves as a supplement to "Auditing Notes for SA Students". It provides students with a range of graded questions to test their understanding of the auditing process and apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Commercial Law

Commercial Law Lexis Nexis


A further recommended book is "Commercial Law" by Nagel et al via LexisNexis. It is a comprehensive guide on commercial law, which is essential for any accounting student who seeks a well-rounded education. It provides an in-depth understanding of the legal framework of South Africa and the impact of commercial law on the accounting industry.


Here at Bookit, the best place to buy textbooks online in South Africa, we carry all the essential accounting books you require. We provide a vast selection of textbooks that cater to the needs of students of all levels, including the "SAICA Student Handbook" and "Volume 2", the "Cost Management Accounting" book, and other essential accounting books.

For those in Pretoria, our Bookshop is an excellent option for students to visit and browse through our vast selection of accounting books. Bookit is also among the leading bookstores in South Africa, with an extensive range of academic resources for students pursuing various fields of study.

In conclusion, for second-year accounting students, investing in quality textbooks is vital. By incorporating these valuable resources into their studies, they can gain the knowledge and skills required to excel in the field of accounting. At Bookit, we provide students with the necessary resources to succeed in their academic journey and beyond.

About the author of the post

This blog post was written by Jacques du Toit, the owner of Bookit. He holds a BCom Accounting Sciences degree from the University of Pretoria. He has worked in audit and accounting firms and has been responsible for the financial management of all his businesses, along with preparation of annual financial statements. He has also personally used this book and many other books in the accounting, audit, tax, financial management and law fields.