Principles of Cost Accounting

Principles of Cost Accounting


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Principles of Cost Accounting by Peter Kamala, Jean Struwig, Marina Bornman, Renier Boersman

The book builds knowledge in incremental steps, allowing students to develop the framework required to conceptualise the technicalities of cost accounting. It refers to the specifics of accounting practice in the South African context where relevant, developing studentsa competence for their workplace. Principles of cost accounting offers a holistic approach to understanding the work of a cost accountant and incorporates decision-making and communication skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199045488
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Peter Kamala,Jean Struwig,Marina Bornman,Renier Boersman,Minette Vermaak,Melissa McGill,Josette Jordaan-Marais,Jay Matthew,Christo Hurter,Peter Taylor,Johan Hefer

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamental concepts
1. Introduction to cost accounting
2. Cost concepts, classification and behaviour
3. Cost elements: Accounting for inventory
4. Cost elements: Inventory management and control
5. Cost elements: Labour
6. Cost elements: Overheads
7. Cost statements
Part 2 Costing systems
Part 2.1 Costing systems
8. Job costing
9. Contract costing
Part 2.2 Process costing
10. Process costing: Single products
11. Process costing: Joint and by-products
Part 2.3 Other costing systems
12. Standard costing
13. Activity-based costing (ABC)
14. Direct and absorption costing systems
Part 3 Budgets
15. Operational budgets
16. Cash budgets
17. Flexible and


18. Capital budgeting
Part 4 Decision making
19. Cost-volume-profit analysis
20. Linear programming
21. Relevant costing
22. Pricing decisions

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