Managerial Accounting: A Focus on Decision Making

Managerial Accounting: A Focus on Decision Making

by Steve Jackson, Roby Sawyers

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Overview

This text is unique in its first-person, discovery learning approach using a 4-step decision-making model throughout. It truly conveys a management perspective, by including coverage of topics such as ABM, the value chain and balanced scorecard evaluation techniques. It is also the first managerial text to incorporate coverage on knowledge management (Ch. 13) highlighting the latest developments for improved managerial decision making.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780324182927
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 529
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Steve Jackson, C.P.A., is an Associate Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. He earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University and a B.S. from the University of Montana.

Professor Jackson has published articles in such refereed journals as Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Journal of Economic and Business Perspectives, Journal of Business and Economic Research, Accounting Educators Journal, and Journal of Accountancy. His research interests are in accounting education and behavioral issues in Ethics and Auditing. He has more than 23 years of teaching experience and has held faculty positions at Northern Arizona University, Western New England College, the University of Southern Maine, the University of Tennessee at Martin, where he held the Hendrix Chair of Excellence and Loyola University New Orleans, where he was the chairman of the accounting department.

Professor Jackson has received numerous teaching awards, including three excellence-in-teaching awards while a doctoral student at Arizona State University. He was named outstanding faculty member by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Accounting Society. He was the recipient of the Faculty Senate Intellectual Contributions award while at the University of Southern Maine and the Excellence in Research award at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Dr. Jackson's professional activities include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is a former staff accountant with ToucheRoss & Co. in Seattle and has more than 12 years of public accounting experience.

Professor Jackson and his wife Cheryl live in D'Iberville, Mississippi. They have three grown children, Christina, Kent, and Benjamin, and two grandchildren, Charles and Elise.

Roby Sawyers, C.M.A., C.P.A., is Professor of Accounting at North Carolina State University. He earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University, a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Florida, and a B.S.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to serving on the faculty at NC State since 1989, Dr. Sawyers has served as a visiting professor in the International Management Program at the IESEG School of Management, Catholic University, Lille, France, the Vienna School of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien), and Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has also taught or developed a variety of continuing education courses for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants, McGladrey and Pullen, BDO Seidman, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has received awards for both outstanding teaching and outstanding extension service from the College of Management at North Carolina State University.

Professor Sawyers has published articles in a variety of journals, including Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of the American Taxation Association. He is a contributing author of Advanced Business Entity Taxation, and the author of Strategic Cost Management in the Handbook for International Business. He was the primary author of a monograph on the future of the estate tax, published by the AICPA in 2001.

Professor Sawyers' professional activities include membership in the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the American Taxation Association. He currently serves on the Tax Executive Committee of the AICPA and formerly served as the chair of the AICPA Trust, Estate and Gift Tax Technical Resource Panel. Professor Sawyers lives with his wife and daughter in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

1. Accounting Information and Managerial Decisions Part I. The Costing of Products and Services 2. The Production Process and Product (Service) Costing 3. Product Costing Measurement Decisions 4. Product Costing for Management Decisions: Activity-Based Costing and Activity-Based Management Part II. The Nature of Costs in Decision Making 5. The Nature of Costs 6. Cost Behavior and Decision-Making: Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis 7. Accounting Information, Relevant Costs, and Decision Making 8. Long-Term (Capital Investment) Decision Analysis Part III. Planning, Performance Evaluation, and Control 9. The Use of Budgets in Planning and Decision Making 10. The Use of Budgets for Cost Control and Performance Evaluation 11. Other Tools for Cost Control and Performance Evaluation 12. Nonfinancial Measures of Performance Part IV. The Impact of Management Decisions 13. The Management of Information and Knowledge for Better Decisions 14. Internal Control and the Prevention of Fraud Part V. Other Topics 15. The Statement of Cash Flows: Reporting and Analyzing 16. Financial Statement Analysis.

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