A Game-changing Approach That Makes Accounting Easy

Discover a new graphical way to understand accounting.  

As used in businesses, high schools and universities in 30 countries, such as American University and Johns Hopkins University.

The Joy of Accounting uses a revolutionary system of teaching that’s getting rave reviews at top universities, banks, law firms and business schools. This is what Harvard Business School had to say:

" The Joy of Accounting has the advantage of showing how accounting works visually. We all tend to see problems and relationships more easily visually, so The Joy of Accounting approach takes advantage of how we learn most effectively. As such, I believe that it is of value to anyone who is interested in understanding how accounting works (from high school students to undergrads to MBAs to business executives)."

Paul Healy, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School.

Other books teach the fundamentals of finance and accounting using jargon and vague language. They don’t use graphics, and they skip over concepts they assume you know.

What makes The Joy of Accounting truly different to other accounting books is a diagram which shows accounting on a single page. Using color-coding, the game-changing Color Accounting BaSIS Framework makes accounting as easy as pointing a finger.

"This is a seminal accounting book that is changing the way that my colleagues and I teach accounting. Students are responding with strong 'AHA!' moments and lightbulbs of clarity going off."

Sean Crevier, Accounting and Finance Teacher, Illinois, USA.

Accounting made easy: 

By observing thousands of learners in cities around the world, from New York, London and LA to Sydney and 30 countries, the authors identified 3 aspects of learning that, when addressed, guarantee that you’ll “get” accounting. 

Hands-on and visual learning:

The book is fun and rigorous at the same time. With available props for purchase, the process is like an accounting game and simple to follow. 

Is it truly revolutionary? 

Yes, the Color Accounting BaSIS Framework™ does for accounting what the mouse and icons did for computers. When Apple introduced the Macintosh, using a computer became as simple as pointing, and everyone could do it.

The Joy of Accounting means that ANYONE can now see how accounting works. In this book, you will find:

•A simple step-by-step sequence to follow

•Over 150 full-color diagrams

•Explanations of business concepts such as working capital, cash flow, liquidity, leverage, receivables and depreciation. 

•Traditional terms explained, like ledgers, journals, debits and credits. 

•US and International accounting standards

•Case studies

Tom Hood, CEO of Maryland Association of CPAS describes it this way: "The way The Joy of Accounting explains accounting is a revolution in financial education. It helps our CPAs communicate clearly and makes accounting accessible to anyone."


•Confidently read balance sheets and income statements

•Take control of your profitability, cash flow and growth

•Budget effectively

•Talk about financial matters powerfully

•Revisit previous accounting studies for deeper understanding

Justin Martin, Partner BDO New Zealand, together with ServiceIQ says: "The system is a fantastic, fun, one-of-a-kind approach that demystifies accounting, making it so easily understood for our clients. With hundreds of attendees having gone through the course in New Zealand, on average they have rated a 90 percent increase in their knowledge, which is amazing! The graphical framework allows clients to immediately visualize the impact of a transaction on the profitability and equity of their business - this promotes more informed and sound decision-making."


Peter Frampton and Mark Robilliard began their careers at the international accounting firm KPMG. They made it their life's work to make accounting easy. The Joy of Accounting is the product of their journey. Peter and Mark, with dozens of their colleagues, have taught over 100,000 people in workshops at banks, law firms, nonprofit organizations, and more. They are on the adjunct faculty of American University, in Washington D.C.

•Taught tens of thousands of people in businesses and universities

•Currently teach acclaimed university courses

•Speak at industry associations such as the Society for Human Resource Management, the Association for Talent Development, and the Project Management Institute.


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•Managers wanting to take control of their business 

•High school, home school and university students

•School teachers and university lecturers looking for new ways of explaining

•Sales people wanting to pitch more successfully by using financial drivers

•Anyone wanting to communicate more powerfully about money matters. 


Accounting is an amazing platform for creating the life you want. Reading this book can be a powerful step toward achieving your goals and dreams. Whether you are starting your own business, stepping up to bigger things at work, or gearing up for an exciting career, being accounting literate will amplify your success.