Modern Cost Management and Analysis

Overview


Books in Barron's Business Library Series speak to men and women who are starting a company or managing a small-to-medium-size business. Advice and instruction is geared to daily operations and finding practical solutions for typical problems. Topics discussed in this book include understanding cost concepts, job-order costing, process costing, activity-based costing (ABC), activity-based management (ABM), cost-volume and break-even analysis, budgeting, cost analysis for non-routine decisions, how to make ...
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Overview


Books in Barron's Business Library Series speak to men and women who are starting a company or managing a small-to-medium-size business. Advice and instruction is geared to daily operations and finding practical solutions for typical problems. Topics discussed in this book include understanding cost concepts, job-order costing, process costing, activity-based costing (ABC), activity-based management (ABM), cost-volume and break-even analysis, budgeting, cost analysis for non-routine decisions, how to make capital budgeting decisions, performance metrics such as the balanced score card, and a variety of cost management tools, including target costing and life-cycle costing. The authors cover all important issues that relate to budgeting and affect company profitability. A helpful appendix presents tables that account for the time value of money, and a glossary gives definitions of specialized cost management terms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764141034
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2009
  • Series: Barron's Business Library Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 789,196
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

2 Cost Concepts, Terms, and Terminology

3 Job-Order Costing

4 Process Costing

5 Costing Joint Products and By-products

6 Cost Allocation

7 Activity-Based Costing and Activity-Based

Management

8 Just-In-Time Manufacturing and Cost

Management

9 Analysis of Cost Behavior and Cost Estimation I

10 Analysis of Cost Behavior and Cost Estimation II

11 Cost-Volume-Profit and Break-Even Analysis I

12 Cost-Volume-Profit and Break-Even Analysis II

13 Budgeting

14 Cost-Center Control Through Standard Costs, Gross Profit

Analysis, and the Balanced Scorecard

15 Cost Analysis for Nonroutine Decisions

16 How to Make Capital-Budgeting Decisions
17 How Does Income Tax Affect Investment

Decisions?

18 Cost Analysis for Transfer Pricing

19 Quantitative Applications for Cost Analysis

20 Total Quality Management, Quality Costs, and

Environmental Costing

Appendix

Glossary

Index

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