I just asked for advice from Andrew Trinh of Trizle (a business consulting firm, if you haven't heard--and a kickass one, if you ask me.) Here's the reply, verbatim, so you could kick more asses than most guys do:
Yes! The best accounting book I know is called "The Accounting Game". It's an amazing book that's so easy and efficient to learn from.
I think the best accounting software (is this for personal finances) is anything from Intuit ( e.g. Quickbooks, Quicken, etc.)