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This book is an adaptation of the successful US text Cost Management by Hilton,Maher and Selto, written specifically for an international audience.Major improvements include: Diverse and truly international examples of organizations - Examples used throughout the book are from all over the world and represent manufacturing, retail, not-for-profit, and service firms in many different countries.Completely restructured and rewritten text - The book has been rewritten, restructured and also shortened significantly to align content closer with international courses.Integral use of spreadsheets - Spreadsheet software is used for explaining techniques and making applications more realistic.In depth research - Summaries of international research studies that address important cost management issues have been updated and more references to recent research findings have been added.Intuitive explanation of accounting - The authors show directly how events impact the balance sheet and profit and loss account.
Introduce students to the how and the why of cost management with Mowen/Hansen's CORNERSTONES OF COST MANAGEMENT, 2E, International Edition! This text provides a strong foundation with its unique step-by-step Cornerstones learning system and asks them to take understanding to the next level by getting at the conceptual understanding that students often struggle to grasp.
Helping project managers figure out how costs interact with the general ledger as well as make decisions about whether to continue with the project as planned, this book reveals how project expensing should be capitalized or expensed in order to keep the budget on track and improve profitability. This book helps business professionals determine the greatest tax/cost savings by through understanding what portion of the project can be capitalized. Along with new case studies, new material has been added on risk assessment of managing projects.
Financial management comprises more than accounting and reporting. It is crucial at all stages in the business cycle, whatever the state of your business. Effective Financial Management starts with advice on raising money for a business, continues through maintaining investor relationships, includes useful information on accounting, reporting and communicating effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, gives vital tips on budgeting, forecasting and managing business costs and cash flow, and tells you how to successfully assess projects and buy assets. This indispensible guide will appeal if you are a financial or non-financial manager, in a small or medium sized enterprise, an established entrepreneur or if you are setting up your own business for the first time. It covers day to day financial concerns of a business in a practical commonsense way.
A direct, realistic, and efficient way to learn cost accounting. Fundamentals is short (approximately 700 pages) making it easy to cover in one semester. The authors have kept the text concise by focusing on the key concepts students need to master. Opening vignettes and In Action boxes show realistic applications of these concepts throughout. All chapters end with a Debrief that links the topics in the chapter to the decision problem faced by the manager in the opening vignette. Comprehensive end-of-chapter problems provide students with all the practice they need to fully learn each concept.
Costing gives a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of cost and management accounting. It is particularly suitable for its wide and systematic coverage of the professional cost accounting syllabuses, but is also suitable for introductory degree and diploma courses in business, accounting and finance. The first part of Costing gives detailed coverage of the objectives, principles, techniques and methods of cost accounting relating to the analysis and gathering of costs and cost ascertainment. The second part focuses on the use of cost information for planning, control and decision-making. At each stage, concepts are illustrated by practical examples and placed into context so that the reader is aware of the importance and relationships of the various aspects of costing. Fundamental management accounting topics such as budgetary control, standard costing and marginal costing are also thoroughly explained.
Obtaining and developing useful accounting information is required of any manufacturer to disclose information for both internal and external purposes. However, today's accounting systems are inadequate to provide the informational support required to meet these objectives. This book is focused specifically on accounting information for internal purposes and reveals the failure of traditional cost and managerial accounting methods using both a current and historical context. Lean Cost Management demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the physical Lean enterprise and accounting for continued success. It offers a combination of principles, philosophies, and technical attributes for a transition to a Lean enterprise and the role cost management plays in this new enterprise. It is a must read for accountants, engineers, and operational, business, and engineering managers.
Cost Accounting provides a practical knowledge of systems and procedures and will prepare students for many of the career opportunities available in cost accounting. The text opens by giving students an overview of the nature and purpose of cost accounting. Building on these notions students will then learn the basic concept that cost flow matches work flow. Afterward students are led throughout the major areas of cost accounting: job order cost accounting, process cost accounting, budgeting, standard costs, direct costing, and non-manufacturing costs. Each new segment of instruction is carefully explained and illustrated. A summary at the end of each chapter reviews the basic principles and procedures covered. Questions which require review and/or managerial analysis, along with application activities in the form of exercises, problems, alternate problems, Excel problems, and cases help students integrate their learning while everything is fresh in their minds.
The most practical, real-world presentation of cost accounting on the market, this book blends a traditional and proven method of teaching cost accounting with the integration of innovative topics. Cost topics are covered in the context of organizational strategy and operational tactics, as cost management decisions are sensitive to strategies driven by quality, cost, and innovation. Kinney, Prather-Kinsey, and Raiborn reinforce the material with real-world examples and visual illustrations that bring cost management techniques into the student's sphere of understanding. A flexible organization appropriate for either a one- or two- semester course--coupled with clear and abundant visual presentations--allows students to clearly understand difficult topics. The text's revised organizational structure streamlines chapter materials as well as reduces redundancy between cost accounting and other business courses.
Handbook of Cost Management, Second Edition covers all of the essential topics in cost management and accounting. It includes conventional topics, such as job costing and cost allocation, as well as such current topics as balanced scorecard, economic value added, logistics and marketing cost, theory of constraints, inter-organizational costing, and the cost of quality.