Cost Accounting: A Decision Emphasis / Edition 4

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Overview

This text focuses on the use of accounting data for decision making purposes, primarily by the firm's management. The text covers the collection, summarization, and reporting of cost and revenue data for internal management decisions and for external financial reporting and it integrates the use of modern day databases throughout.

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This text integrates modern manufacturing concepts, computer data bases, and management decision making into coverage of cost and management accounting. Early chapters demonstrate how management accounting systems function, making a clear distinction between information managers use for decision making and information they must provide to external stakeholders. Later chapters cover special issues such as by-products and joint products, and environmental costs. For students who have already completed an introduction to management accounting. This fourth edition contains a new chapter on contribution accounting. B<:o>er is affiliated with Vanderbilt University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873939126
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 87.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Germain Böer, CPA, is Professor of Management at The Owen Graduate School of Management of Vanderbilt University where he teaches and does research in management accounting and entrepreneurship. He has worked as a Project Manager for the Institute of Management Accountants (formerly National Association of Accountants), as a Professor at Oklahoma State University and Texas Tech University, and as a Faculty Resident with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago. Germain has published numerous articles on management accounting, a book on direct costing (which is currently available in both Spanish and Japanese), a cost accounting textbook, and he now does research on the role of private capital in new business startups. He is currently working on a research project related to the creation of new ventures. In addition to this research, he is a business advisor to several health care and biotechnology startup ventures. Germain does consulting on strategy development for companies and on methods for using financial systems to enhance profits. He is a frequent speaker at Institute of Management Accounting chapters and councils, and he does consulting with companies on performance measurement and strategy formulation.

A CPA with practical experience who received her Ph.D. in accounting from Vanderbilt University, Debra Jeter has published in numerous academic journals including the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Accounting Horizons, as well as in popular magazines such as Working Woman and Savvy. She has been interviewed on CBNC and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and has also co-authored an Advanced Accounting textbook.

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Table of Contents

1. The Management Accounting Approach. 2. Management Accounting Systems. 3. Cost-Volume-Profit-Analysis. 4. Budgetary Planning and Control. 5. Cost Accounting Systems—Part I: Responsibility Accounting, Decision Making and JIT. 6. Cost Accounting Systems - Part II: Job Order and Process Costing. 7. Cost Data for External Reporting: Actual Cost Systems. 8. Standard Cost Systems: Setting the Standards. . 9. Standard Cost System: Management Reports, Accounting Procedures and Target Costs. 10. Cost Accounting for Quality. 11. The Structure of Manufacturing Cost Control. 12. Contribution Accounting. 13. Profit Planning, Control, and Flexible Budgets. 14. Profit Planning, Control, and Cost Behavior. 15. Capital Budgeting Decisions and the Management Accountant. 16. Accounting for By-Products and Joint Products. 17. Divisional Performance and Transfer Pricing. 18. Accounting and Environmental Costs.
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