Harold Avercamp is the author of AccountingCoach.com, a fairly traditional web site devoted to teaching accounting. He has launched a new web site containing crossword puzzles with accounting themes: AccountingCrosswords.com.
Avercamp explains his main site, AccountingCoach, thusly:
After working as an accountant, consultant, and university accounting instructor for more than 25 years, Harold Averkamp formed AccountingCoach.com in 2003. His goal was to share his knowledge and passion for accounting with people throughout the world at no cost. Mr. Averkamp continues to expand AccountingCoach.com with new topics, special download options, Q&A, and other features.
Essentially, AccountingCoach.com is a repository of a dozens short tutorials and hints on introductory accounting topics. It is a popular site for students taking accounting principles, and users admit having positive experiences. The impetus for AccountingCoach springs from Avercamp’s 25 year career as an instructor at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
I enjoy puzzles, so was eager to check out Avercamp’s AccountingCrosswords.com. The puzzles aren’t nearly as full of words as one found in a newspaper, nor are they as challenging. The puzzle I attempted had a included a few antiquated terms, such as accounts for capital and drawing. Never-the-less, they accomplish their purpose of helping students learn terminology.
If you are a fan of crossword puzzles and daily work the puzzle from your newspaper, then you will probably pass on these puzzles. They are simply too simple. However, if you are an accounting student struggling with terminology, you should give it a try.
Nicely done, Mr. Avercamp.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht