Management Accounting: A Road of Discovery / Edition 1

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Students travel a "road of discovery" from traditional to new management techniques and the accounting information needed to support them. This unique transition allows students to understand the importance of changing conditions: changing conditions create the need for changes in accounting systems and methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324000696
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/6/1999
  • Edition description: PACKAGE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I: TRADITIONAL ROLES FOR MANAGEMENT AND COST ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS. 1. What is Management Accounting? Accounting for Planning, Control and Evaluation. 2. How do Companies Create Value? Why We Can't Use Financial Accounting to manage the Firm. 3. How Much Profit Can We Make? Proforma Income Statements and CVP Analysis. 4. How Much Cash Can We Make? Developing Cash Budgets from Proformas. 5. How do Things really Work? Accumulating Product Costs. 6. Are We Following the Plan? The Need for Variance Analysis. 7. But, What if We do…? Pricing, Relevant Costs, and profit-level Decision-making for Unplanned Events. 8. Will Our People do This? Motivation and Control through Accounting Information. PART II: VALUE MANAGEMENT AND THE ROLE OF MODERN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS. 9. What did it really Cost Us? Activity-Based Costing. 10. Should We Start All Over? Strategic Cost Management. 11. How do we Begin the Improvement Process? Total Quality Management and Continuous Improvement. 12. Which Process should we Improve First? Decision-focused Management Using the Theory of Constraints. 13. Can't We Improve Them All? Just-in-time, Business Process Reengineering and The Journey toward Automation. 14. How Can We Control the Change Process? Capital budgeting for Reengineering, Capital Projects Control, and Multiple Scorecards. Index.
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