Fundamentals of Cost Accounting

Fundamentals of Cost Accounting

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Fundamentals of Cost Accountingprovides a direct, realistic, and efficient way to learn cost accounting, integrated with new technology learning tools. 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. The Decision opening vignettes and Business Application boxes show realistic applications of these concepts throughout. All chapters conclude 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 material provides students with all the practice they need to fully learn each concept.McGraw-Hill Connect Accounting Plus provides students every advantage as they strive to understand the key concepts of cost accounting and its role in business. Connect Accounting Plus offers a complete digital solution with a robust online learning and homework management system, an integrated media-rich eBook, assignable end-of-chapter material, algorithmic functionality, and reporting capabilities.Contained within Connect Accounting is McGraw-Hill&#39s adaptive learning system, LearnSmart, which is designed to help students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge for greater success.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 218 x 282 x 31mm | 1,626g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 169 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0078025524
  • 9780078025525

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Cost Accounting: Information for Decision MakingChapter 2: Cost Concepts and BehaviorChapter 3: Fundamentals of Cost-Volume-Profit AnalysisChapter 4: Fundamentals of Cost Analysis for Decision MakingChapter 5: Cost EstimationChapter 6: Fundamentals of Product and Service CostingChapter 7: Job CostingChapter 8: Process CostingChapter 9: Activity-Based CostingChapter 10: Fundamentals of Cost ManagementChapter 11: Service Department and Joint Cost AllocationChapter 12: Fundamentals of Management Control SystemsChapter 13: Planning and BudgetingChapter 14: Business Unit Performance MeasurementChapter 15: Transfer PricingChapter 16: Fundamentals of Variance AnalysisChapter 17: Additional Topics in Variance AnalysisChapter 18: Performance Measurement to Support Business StrategyAppendix: Capital Investment Decisions: An Overview
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About William N. Lanen

A Professor of Management at the University of California-Davis, Professor Maher previously taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and the University of Washington. He also worked on the audit staff at Arthur Andersen & Co. and was a self-employed financial consultant for small -businesses. He received his BBA from Gonzaga University (which named him Distinguished Alumnus in 1989), and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and earned the CPA from the state of Washington. Professor Maher is president of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, and has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Management Accounting. Co-author of two leading textbooks, Principles of Accounting and Managerial Accounting, Maher has co-authored several additional books and monographs, including Internal Controls in U.S. Corporations and Management Incentive Compensation Plans, and published articles in many journals, including Management Accounting, The Journal of Accountancy, The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Research, Financial Executive, and The Wall Street Journal. For his research on internal controls, Maher was awarded the American Accounting Association's Competitive Manuscript Award and the AICPA Notable Contribution to Literature Award. He has also received the award for the Outstanding Tax Manuscript, and from the students at the University of California's Graduate School of Management, he has received the Annual Outstanding Teacher Award three times and a special award for outstanding service twice
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