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Accounting: Information for Decisions / Edition 3
     

Accounting: Information for Decisions / Edition 3

by Robert W. Ingram
 

ISBN-10: 0324183968

ISBN-13: 9780324183962

Pub. Date: 01/06/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This innovative, contemporary, and relevant text focuses on the use of accounting information for decision making and places students into situations where management decisions need to be made. Students learn both when and why accounting information is key to communicating important information within an organization, so that as managers they can make informed

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This innovative, contemporary, and relevant text focuses on the use of accounting information for decision making and places students into situations where management decisions need to be made. Students learn both when and why accounting information is key to communicating important information within an organization, so that as managers they can make informed choices. The first half of the text demonstrates how organizations use accounting information to make financing, investing, and operating decisions. The second half emphasizes managerial accounting as a key communication process for management decision making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780324183962
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/06/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1200
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


Section F1: THE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEM. 1. Accounting and Organizations. 2. Business Activities - The Source of Accounting Information. 3. Measuring Revenues and Expenses. 4. Reporting Earnings and Financial Position. 5. Reporting Cash Flows. 6. Full and Fair Reporting. 7. Computerized Accounting Systems. Section F2. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING INFORMATION. 8. The Time Value of Money. 9. Financing Activities. 10. Analysis of Financing Activities. 11. Investing Activities. 12. Analysis of Investing Activities. 13. Operating Activities. 14. Analysis of Operating Activities. Section M1: PRODUCT COSTING AND DECISION MAKING. 1. Managerial Accounting Systems for Accounting and Management Decisions. 2. Cost Categories and Flows. 3. Producing Goods and Services: Batch Processing. 4. Producing Goods and Services: Continuous Processing. 5. Cost Allocation and Activity-Based Management. 6. Computerized Manufacturing Systems. 7. Analyzing Cost Behavior. Section M2: COST EVALUATION AND PERFORMANCE. 8. The Budgeting Process: Planning Business Activities. 9. Cost Variances and Quality Management. 10. Managing Multi-Divisional Organizations. 11. Improving Operational Performance. 12. Capital Investment Decisions. Section M3: EXPANDED TOPICS. 13. A Closer Look at Service Organizations. Appendix A: Coca-Cola Annual Report: Letter to Shareholders. Appendix B: General Mills, Inc. 2002 Annual Report. Appendix C: Sources of Information About Companies and Industries. Glossary. Index.

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