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|Author||: Kenneth W. Boyd|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The easy way to get a grip on cost accounting Critical in supporting strategic business decisions andimproving profitability, cost accounting is arguably one of themost important functions in the accounting field. For businessstudents, cost accounting is a required course for those seeking anaccounting degree and is a popular elective among other businessmajors. Cost Accounting For Dummies tracks to a typical costaccounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews ofthe essential concepts you'll encounter in your studies: how todefine costs as direct materials, direct labor, fixed overhead,variable overhead, or period costs; how to use allocationmethodology to assign costs to products and services; how toevaluate the need for capital expenditures; how to design a budgetmodel that forecast changes in costs based on expected activitylevels; and much more. Tracks to a typical cost accounting course Includes practical, real-world examples Walks you though homework problems with detailed,easy-to-understand answers If you're currently enrolled in a cost accounting course, thishands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to masterthis critical aspect of accounting.
|Author||: Barbara Gemmill-Herren,Lauren E. Baker,Paula A. Daniels|
This book explains how True Cost Accounting is an effective tool we can use to address the pervasive imbalance in our food system. Calls are coming from all quarters that the food system is broken and needs a radical transformation. A system that feeds many yet continues to create both extreme hunger and diet-related diseases, and one which has significant environmental impacts, is not serving the world adequately. This volume argues that True Cost Accounting in our food system can create a framework for a systemic shift. What sounds on the surface like a practice relegated to accountants is ultimately a call for a new lens on the valuation of food and a new relationship with the food we eat, starting with the reform of a system out of balance. From the true cost of corn, rice and water, to incentives for soil health, the chapters economically compare conventional and regenerative, more equitable farming practices in and food system structures, including taking an unflinching look at the true cost of cheap labour. Overall, this volume points towards the potential for our food system to be more human-centred than profit-centred and one that has a more respectful relationship to the planet. It sets forth a path forward based on True Cost Accounting for food. This path seeks to fix our current food metrics, in policy and in practice, by applying a holistic lens that evaluates the actual costs and benefits of different food systems, and the impacts and dependencies between natural systems, human systems, agriculture and food systems. This volume is essential reading for professionals and policymakers involved in developing and reforming the food system, as well as students and scholars working on food policy, food systems and sustainability.
|Author||: Zachary Mohr|
Managerial cost accounting is the financial and managerial tool that is used to estimate the organizational cost of products and services in business and government. In recent decades, cost accounting in the United States and other advanced industrial countries has been dominated by discussions of Activity Based Costing or ABC. While ABC can be shown to produce a more accurate estimate of cost than older and more basic types of cost accounting, ABC is not used extensively in many governments. We argue that this recent focus on ABC has stifled examination and discussion of how government cost accounting is being used and how it could be used in practice. The study of cost accounting practice reveals an important and underexplored area of financial management in government. Given the scandals that cost accounting estimates can create and that different types of cost accounting can create different estimates of cost it may be reasonable to ask whether the cost accounting exercise is worth it? Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications addresses these unusual and unusually important topics through a series of studies of different government cost accounting practices. The first section of the book presents two chapters on the history and basic elements of cost accounting. The second section of the book provides further discussion and case studies of actual cost accounting practices in the main areas that cost accounting has been used in government: benchmarking the performance of government services, rate setting, grant overhead cost recovery, and cost management. The last two chapters discuss cost accounting practices in Europe and the future of cost accounting. These cases span local and federal governments and provide a much needed context to the study of cost accounting in government. Aimed at academics, researchers and policy makers in the fields of Accounting, Public Administration, and Government Studies, Cost Accounting in Government: Theory and Applications seeks to address the practical and theoretical gap in government cost accounting research with case studies of different public agencies that are using cost accounting for different purposes. The case studies illustrate that different purposes for cost accounting create unique and interesting cost accounting practices. The case studies provide useful examples of actual cost accounting systems that can inform both research and instruction
|Author||: M P Gupta|
|Editor||: S. Chand Publishing|
For CA, CS, ICWA, MBA, BBA, CFA and Unified Syllabus of UGC for B.Com. And M.com. has been taken into consideration. A large number of new problems set in latest examinations have been included. Almost all chapters have been revised, updated and re-arranged.
|Author||: Charles T. Horngren|
Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MyAccountingLab does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MyAccountingLab, please visitwww.MyAccountingLab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyAccountingLab by searching for ISBN 10: 0133138445 / ISBN 13: 9780133138443. Horngren: Cost Accounting leads the market because of its strong emphasis on decision making, extensive real-world examples provided in a modular, flexible format and is supported by a large quantity and range of assignment material. This text focuses on how cost accounting helps managers make better decisions by using financial and nonfinancial information better.
|Author||: Andreas Taschner,Michel Charifzadeh|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Management and cost accounting has been the basic toolbox in business administration for decades. Today it is an integral part of all curricula in business education and no student can afford not to be familiar with its basic concepts and instruments. At the same time, business in general, and management accounting in particular, is becoming more and more international. English clearly has evolved as the "lingua franca" of international business. Academics, students as well as practitioners exchange their views and ideas, discuss concepts and communicate with each other in English. This is certainly also true for cost accounting and management accounting. Management Accounting is becoming increasingly international. "Management and Cost Accounting" is a new English language textbook covering concepts and instruments of cost and management accounting at an introductory level (Bachelor, but also suited for MBA courses due to strong focus on practical applications and cases). This textbook covers all topics that are relevant in management accounting in business organizations and that are typically covered in German and Central European Bachelor classes on cost accounting and management accounting. After an introduction to the topic, including major differences between the German approach and the purely Anglo-Saxon approach of management accounting, the book describes different cost terms and concepts applied in German cost accounting, The book is much more specific here compared to US-American standard textbooks. Based on different cost concepts, the topic of cost behavior is discussed, including the determination of cost functions. The heart of the book guides the reader through the general structure of a fully developed cost accounting system following the German and Central European standard: It starts with cost type accounting, moves on to cost center accounting and finally deals with cost unit accounting, assigning cost to goods and services offered in the market. The remaining parts of the book deal with decision making and how management and cost accounting data can support managers in this task. A comparison of absorption costing and variable costing introduces the reader to management decisions such as product portfolio and outsourcing decisions. Additionally, cost-volume-profit analysis (break-even-analysis) is covered. The book closes with a comprehensive treatment of cost planning and variance analysis.
|Author||: Richard T. Enander|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
Environmental challenges have never been greater than today. There is the need for the utmost accuracy in the efforts to track the use, manufacture, processing, treatment, and disposal of toxic and hazardous materials. Legislation passed over the last twenty years has not only resulted in improved environmental quality, but has also created new levels of accountability for today's environmental professional. This book helps companies meet the ever-growing number of recordkeeping, reporting, and information-management demands. It assists the practicing professional who must keep facility records relating to the generation and managemnet of solid and hazardous waste. Specific guidance is given on the principles of waste material tracking by point of generation and fully loaded waste management cost accounting.
|Author||: Franklin M. Harned|
|Author||: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking and Currency. Subcommittee on Production and Stabilization|