Managerial Accounting For Dummies

Managerial Accounting For Dummies

by Mark P. Holtzman


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Managerial Accounting For Dummies by Mark P. Holtzman

The easy way to master a managerial accounting course

Are you enrolled in a managerial accounting class and findingyourself struggling? Fear not! Managerial Accounting ForDummies is the go-to study guide to help you easily master theconcepts of this challenging course. You'll discover the basicconcepts, terminology, and methods to identify, measure, analyze,interpret, and communicate information in the pursuit of anorganization's goals.

Tracking to a typical managerial accounting course and packedwith easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples,Managerial Accounting For Dummies explores cost behavior,cost analysis, profit planning and control measures, accounting fordecentralized operations, capital budgeting decisions, ethicalchallenges in managerial accounting, and much more.

  • Covers the key concepts and tools needed to communicateaccounting information for managerial decision-making within anorganization
  • Plain-English explanations of managerial accounting terminologyand methods
  • Tracks to a typical college-level managerial accountingcourse

Managerial Accounting For Dummies makes it fast and easyto grasp the concepts needed to score your highest in a managerialaccounting course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118116425
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 161,671
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Mark P. Holtzman, PhD, CPA, is Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation at Seton Hall University. He has taught accounting at the college level for 17 years and runs the Accountinator website at, which gives practical accounting advice to entrepreneurs.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Introducing Managerial Accounting 7

Chapter 1: The Role of Managerial Accounting 9

Chapter 2: Using Managerial Accounting in Your Business 29

Part II: Understanding and Managing Costs 43

Chapter 3: Classifying Costs 45

Chapter 4: Figuring Cost of Goods Manufactured and Sold 57

Chapter 5: Teaching Costs to Behave: Variable and Fixed Costs69

Chapter 6: Allocating Overhead 89

Chapter 7: Job Order Costing: Having It Your Way 105

Chapter 8: Process Costing: Get In Line 121

Part III: Using Costing Techniques for Decision-Making145

Chapter 9: Straight to the Bottom Line: Examining ContributionMargin 147

Chapter 10: Capital Budgeting: Should You Buy That? 165

Chapter 11: Reality Check: Making and Selling More than OneProduct 179

Chapter 12: The Price Is Right: Knowing How Much to Charge191

Chapter 13: Spreading the Wealth with Transfer Prices 203

Part IV: Planning and Budgeting 217

Chapter 14: Master Budgets: Planning for the Future 219

Chapter 15: Flexing Your Budget: When Plans Change 237

Part V: Using Managerial Accounting for Evaluation andControl 245

Chapter 16: Responsibility Accounting 247

Chapter 17: Variance Analysis: To Tell the Truth 259

Chapter 18: The Balanced Scorecard: Reviewing YourBusiness’s Report Card 279

Chapter 19: Using the Theory of Constraints to Squeeze Out of aTight Spot 293

Part VI: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 20: Ten Key Managerial Accounting Formulas 303

Chapter 21: Ten Careers in Managerial Accounting 311

Chapter 22: Ten Legends of Managerial Accounting 315

Index 319

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