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Controllera s Guide to Costing is a comprehensive source for all issues related to cost accounting, detailing aspects of creating costing systems, how cost accounting systems work, interpreting the results, and how the resulting information can be used, including:* Provides an overview of various costing methodologies.* Written in easy to understand language - from one controller to another.* Includes information on application, implementation, reporting, problems that can arise, and example case studies.
Practical, easy-to-follow ABC guidelines for small and mid-sized businesses
Incorporating activity-based costing (ABC) concepts into your business without relying on the usual complex ABC jargon can be a daunting task–even for the most experienced accountant. In Activity-Based Costing: Making It Work for Small and Mid-Sized Companies, professional accountant Douglas Hicks shows you how to sharpen your competitive edge while bringing you the "total package" of cost information–not just the computational elements. Using an approach developed while solving problems for small and mid-sized companies, Hicks has created a reader-friendly, comprehensive narrative covering every aspect of the ABC industry, including step-by-step instructions for building a cost accumulation and distribution model for any size business. With examples taken from Fortune 1000 companies, readers will find a wealth of information on ABC features, including:
If your company is looking to dramatically improve its current cost information systems, this book is a must-read. You can have that crucial competitive edge. Activity-Based Costing: Making It Work for Small and Mid-Sized Companies will show you how.
The Groundwork of Company Valuation for First-time Buyers and Sellers
A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company has helped thousands of first-time buyers and sellers realize a fair, substantiated value for small businesses. Now in its Second Edition, this book covers common valuation techniques and myths, tips for determining tangible and intangible values, sample balance sheets and income statements, and approaches to valuing start-up technology and dot-com businesses.
This nuts-and-bolts guide addresses publicly traded and privately held firms, including traditional brick-and-mortar companies and the intellectual property industry. With a clear, concise writing style, the author walks readers through common practices for valuing, from collecting data to arriving at a saleable figure for all types of businesses, including professional practice, manufacturing, wholesale distributors, and a variety of retail operations. This new edition features perspectives on nontraditional valuation practices, guidance for using an excess earnings method, and an abundance of case studies from actual companies.
In order to make the most profitable decisions, before putting a business on the market or making an offer to acquire one, every beginning business purchaser and seller should read A Basic Guide for Valuing a Company, Second Edition.
Activity-based pricing: the new paradigm for maximum profitability
Pricing for Profitability introduces activity-based pricing, a new paradigm for improving profitability by reducing the occurrence of pricing mistakes and placing less emphasis on increasing revenue and more on improving profits. Activity-based pricing will help any company set prices that are attractive to buyers and profitable for the company. Pricing for Profitability teaches activity-based pricing to help you make better pricing decisions based on customer demand and a better understanding of what really causes profits. It will help you prevent underpricing and generate a healthier financial return.
Simply organized and nontechnical, this in-depth treatment covers the ten vital topics of activity-based pricing. A wealth of examples that illustrate the points made in the text include activity-based pricing models used in real industries. Designed for everyone involved with the pricing process, Pricing for Profitability provides a comprehensive understanding of how to use pricing to gain the competitive advantage.
The ABCs of ABM
Activity-based management (ABM) has already proven extremely valuable to manufacturers in helping them cut waste, improve quality, reduce cycle times, and get their products to market faster. Now revised and expanded, this indispensable resource illustrates how ABM can be applied to all types of organizations—including service groups, government agencies, and nonprofit entities—and any department within them.
Using a variety of examples, authors James A. Brimson and John Antos examine a company structure and break down its separate activities to measure each activity's cost/performance effectiveness. Introducing an innovative five-step approach to calculating activity cost, they provide tangible performance criteria linked to time, value, service, quality, flexibility, cost, and performance-to-schedule, and demonstrate how to use activity analysis to ensure that price structure is reflective of total costs.
A vital tool for modern times, this is essential reading for CEOs, operations executives, controllers, managers, and others who are seeking a comprehensive, up-to-date guide on activity-based management and its proper implementation.
New costing procedures for a new economic age
Increasing global competition is causing upheaval in every area of industry and commerce. An explosion in the use of advanced technologies is continuing to fundamentally revolutionize the way we go about doing business. These factors are in turn driving dramatic reductions in product life cycles (the average product life cycle is now well under five years) and exerting tremendous pressure on profit margins. The effect has been to substantially change cost structures with their traditional focus on direct labor and arbitrary allocation of overhead. Yet we continue to measure cost in the old way.
Now, here's a book that shows you how to update your accounting procedures in order to effectively accommodate these significant changes. Step by step, Activity Accounting: An Activity-Based Costing Approach describes activity accounting in a clear, concise manner. It emphasizes the strengths and benefits of an activity-based approach to business management and demonstrates how you can apply activity accounting to your organization.
Activity-based accounting is an essential tool for running your business in the 90s. This book is a must-have tool for learning how to master it.
This book deals comprehensively with the elements of cost accounting, their application to costing methods, and their significance for management through budgetary control, short term decision-making, and capital budgeting. It is an extensive revision of the author's well-known costing text, and provides the student with a complete introduction to cost accounting.
Relevant exercises are included at the end of each chapter, with solutions at the end of the book. These include many from recent examinations of the major professional accountancy bodies. Teachers are thus able to use their own favourite examples in lecture or class, and to refer students to other exercises for further practice. Students who are unable to attend a regular course will be able to check their work against the solutions. A series of multiple choice questions throughout the book provides a further opportunity for the student to check personal progress.
Other features of the book include: a complete introduction to cost accounting; new material on capital budgeting and cost accounting for service activities; an explanation of budgetary control including behavioural aspects; and graded questions and MCQs throughout (definitions follow CIMA terminology).
Recent research shows that Leasing, in one form or another, accounts for over 40% of all Capital Expenditure in the Western World. This form of 'acquisition financing' for capital equipment is growing in many emerging economies and is shaped in each by the local laws relating to 'ownership' and those relating to 'local taxation'. This book examines the features of all the component parts of this business and explains each without the complication of local environments. This gives the reader the basic knowledge to grow the various financial products within their own jurisdiction and shape them to suit their customer's requirements.
Cost accounting in Anglophone countries is in general less detailed than German cost accounting. Such cross-national differences imply a tension for Anglophone multinationals operating in Germany. These firms have to balance the group-wide application of their home-country traditions and the approval of diverging local cost accounting systems. By the means of a dyadic research design, this study finds empirical evidence for Anglophone cost accounting traditions to prevail in subsidiaries of Anglophone multinationals in Germany. However, the top management teams in these subsidiaries tend to work around such coercive pressures. The findings also suggest that the subsidiaries prefer to deviate from their parent companies' traditions to ensure the usefulness of information for their cost accounting systems.
Cost Management: A Strategic Emphasis, by Blocher/Stout/Juras/Cokins is dedicated to answering the question: Why Cost Management? Blocher et al. provide the cost-management tools and techniques needed to support an organization's competitiveness, improve its performance, and help the organization accomplish its strategy. The text is written to help students understand the broader role of cost accounting in helping an organization succeed - and not just the measurement of costs. While the text does include coverage of traditional costing topics (e.g., job-order costing, process costing, service-department cost allocations, and accounting for joint and by-products), its primary strength is the linkage of these topics, as well as more contemporary topics, to an organization's strategy. This message is reinforced by a dynamic author team, all four of whom have close ties to current cost management practice. New to the 7th edition is McGraw-Hill Connect, a digital teaching and learning platform for home work completion and review that helps improve student performance over a variety of critical outcomes while aiding instructor grading and assessment efficiency. Housed within Connect, SmartBook is an adaptive study tool that helps identify specific topics and learning objectives individual students need to study. As students read, SmartBook assess comprehension and dynamically highlights where they need to focus more. The result is that students are more engaged with course content, can better prioritize their time, and come to class ready to participate.
Following the liberalization of global energy markets, the world has witnessed a substantial growth in energy commodity trading. Moreover, prices and volatilities have significantly increased, partly due to geopolitical crises, but mostly resulting from increased participation of financial investors. Such newfound interest in energy markets has spawned greater demand for state-of-the-art models and methods necessary to understand the challenges related to trading and risk management. Energy Pricing Models showcases original cutting-edge research to best illustrate the latest advances and future implications of trading in energy markets. Prokopczuk assembles an all-star team of leading academics and practitioners in order to provide a well-balanced analysis of the topic. This work is required reading for market practitioners wishing to gain greater insight into the field, as well as academics and researchers interested in learning more about the latest developments from an applied perspective.
"Cost Accounting for Managerial Planning, Decision Making and
Control" emphasizes the analysis and evaluation of cost accounting
information for managerial planning, control, and decision-making.
Our goal is to help students (future managers) understand how cost
accounting information adds value to an organization in a highly
competitive business environment. The philosophy underlying the
development of this book is that providing cost accounting
information is primarily a logical process, rather than a
procedural one. It is most important that students first understand
the basic concepts and objectives, and then gain some experience in
applying these concepts in different environments. Through this
approach, students will be better equipped to deal with the
unforeseen situations they will encounter in professional practice
or on professional examinations. This philosophy is evident in each
chapter, as basic concepts are presented and then illustrated with
examples and a wide variety of homework problems.
Costing and Pricing Public Sector Services is one of a series of books entitled "Essential Skills for the Public Sector". It sets out the process of identifying service costs, establishing unit costs, and cost control, all essential activities for ensuring value for money and accountability. It is an important text for all those working in the a public and not for profit environment as it takes private sector principles and translates them into practical tools that can be applied to public services. With increasing competition seen as a method to improve services and drive down costs, understanding the true cost of public services is important. This book also tackles many of the day to day problems that may be encountered when trying to develop unit costs for a public service entering a market led environment. There are worked examples and practical exercises which allow the theory to be put into practice, encouraging self-development and continuous improvement. The style is simple, easy to read, and accessible to staff at all levels within an organisation. It is an essential addition to a manager's toolkit of skills and knowledge.
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.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
A guide for trainee accountants and the self employed. Learn to manage books and carry out cost accounting for self assessment. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM LINE
Traditional cost management systems typically defeat their own purpose by leading corporations to make decisions that ultimately do not optimize performance. These systems are the foundation for decisions that are made throughout the corporation. In order for organizations to increase performance beyond current capabilities, a new approach is needed that addresses issues such as understanding the true impact of various actions on the bottom line–and eliminating methods that distort numbers and narrow options. Explicit Cost Dynamics (ECD) offers such an alternative, and this expertly written, revolutionary book provides an indispensable introduction to the subject. Informative and easy-to-read, Explicit Cost Dynamics:
. . . and much more to help CEOs, CFOs, controllers, cost managers, financial managers, and others involved in the decision-making process improve their organizations’ overall bottom lines.
Top executives support The Valuation of Information Technology "This is the first book which I have seen that places corporate decision-making on a logical and quantitative basis. Decisions which have traditionally been done by the ‘seat of the pants’ are subjected to the same rigorous analysis as is routine in the hard sciences. I think this book strikes off in a completely new direction and deserves to be read by anyone contemplating a career in business." —Dr. Mel Schwartz, Nobel Laureate in Physics 1988 and Professor Emeritus, Stanford and Columbia Universities "An insightful, rewarding evaluation of information technology—with the aim being the creation of shareholder value. Chris Gardner’s detailed work shows how powerfully constructive and destructive the forces of innovation can be. Mastering information technology is the key to twenty-first-century commercial success. This book is a driver toward that mastery." —Tom Gardner, The Motley Fool (Fool.com) "Finally, a clear set of tools for those of us who are trying to find a path through a jungle of complexity. Chris Gardner has clearly and crisply provided a road map of rationality to help direct our path through a chaotic world of accelerating change." —Peter Sprague, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Wave Systems, and former Chairman of National Semiconductor "The Valuation of Information Technology provides a practical, step-by-step approach for analyzing the attractiveness of an information technology system.… Highly recommended." —Derek R. Reisfield, Vice Chairman, Luminant Worldwide, and formerly President, CBS New Media, Chairman, Marketwatch.com, and Member of the Board, Sportsline USA "Information and technology are transforming commerce and challenging traditional valuation methods. The Valuation of Information Technology builds a bridge between familiar valuation, grounded on customer value, revenue, cost, and earnings contributions all on the one side, and the returns available in the new information technology context on the other. With these tools, added to thoughtful application and judgment, you will be a wiser leader investor, and consumer." —Stephen B. Bonner, President and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America "Chris Gardner’s book comes at the right time for many businesses which can no longer afford the guessing or the hip-shooting that has been the solution algorithm in many companies. He points out the systemic thinking that is possible and the discipline that is required to tackle the issues in a sound, responsible, and competitively superior way." —Dr. Rainer Famulla, Partner, Andersen Consulting "The Valuation of Information Technology tackles the tough problem of defining the value of new technologies company shareholders using integrated analytical techniques. The methodologies presented in the book are essential to any successful new business development. I highly recommend it." —Dr. Khasha Mohammadi, President, e-Networks, and formerly of Bell Labs "Clearly we have entered an era where many organizations are making ‘bet the company’ investment decisions in information technology and the Internet. Unfortunately, many of these investments are made on an emotional basis alone. The Valuation of Information Technology provides a significant advance in our ability for making these decisions on a more thoughtful, analytic basis." —Frank Ostroff, Author of The Horizontal Organization "For the first time, The Valuation of Information Technology marries corporate finance with technology marketing to create a technology decision guide focused on what matters most—shareholder value." —Jim Szafranski, Marketing Manager, Tut Systems
Activity-based costing emerged as an important accounting concept in the mid-1980s in response to global competition. There is an urgent need to place it in perspective, so that both production and marketing managers know its advantages and its limitations. This book describes and explains where activity-based concepts fit in the cost and management accounting body of knowledge. It first shows the traditional framework of cost concepts, terminology, and techniques in order to demonstrate how the activity-based methods can bring about constructive changes in financial control systems. The major feature of the book is the three ABC models for manufacturing processes, marketing functions, and service industries. These models are based on the Institute of Management Accounting (IMA)-sponsored case studies of corporate divisions or branches that have already implemented ABC systems. The study was directed by Harvard professors, Cooper and Kaplan, and KPMG Peat Marwick. The book also includes illustrations of the most important cost analysis and control techniques that every successful operating manager must know.
This powerful study guide includes all subjects found in the leading textbooks and parallels the full-year cost accounting courses most schools offer. Also appropriate for solo study, this book makes the complex concepts and techniques accessible through clear explanations and solved problems to provide a review and help students master their skills.
.Simpson identifies strategies for cost containment or cost reduction in higher education and discusses these strategies in light of their effect on the quality of the learning experience, the future of the academic profession, and the implications for society. This differs from most of the current literature on cost, which tends only to describe it, explain factors underlying its increase, and how it may be financed.
Particular concern is given to options that could be followed over the long term without impairing the quality of educational opportunities, the academic profession, or society in general. The emphasis is thus on the objectives to be served, rather than the resolution of financial difficulties on the revenue side or on crisis management. Some of the strategies discussed are applicable at particular levels of government; some relate to interinstitutional arrangements; and some are options for individual institutions. This book is recommended for university trustees and administrators, educational administration courses, and government policymakers and concerned faculty.
Clearly organized and readable, this work is a good introduction to cost accounting for someone with little prior course work or experience in the field. Most chapters include a list of suggested readings. Good index. Most appropriate for community college or public library collections. "Choice"
In response to the expanding roles of accountants in all types of organizations, cost accounting is becoming increasingly multidimensional, relying not only on traditional accounting principles, but also on behavioral, organizational, decisional, and other foundations. These conceptual foundations and their applications to cost accounting practices form the basis of this handbook, which offers both accounting students and professionals a comprehensive review and interpretation of cost accounting techniques and theories. By treating both traditional and newer dimensions of the discipline, the book defines a new scope and boundary that presents cost accounting in a multidimensional framework.
Ahmed Belkaoui presents his material from three different perspectives. First, he shows how the fields of cost accounting, economics, behavioral science, operations research, statistics, and mathematics provide the tools as well as the concepts necessary for the classification, accumulation, and reporting of relevant data for internal decision making and for the interpretation and evaluation of resulting decisions. Second, he demonstrates how standard cost accounting techniques can be complemented by other possible approaches to problems, stressing not only the descriptive but also the normative solutions to cost accounting problems. Finally, he examines how cost accounting techniques affect the planning and control of routine and nonroutine decisions, inventory valuation and income determination. Among the major new developments addressed are variance analysis, learning phenomena in cost estimation, flexible manufacturing systems, and behavioral considerations in cost allocation. This work will be especially valuable for professional accountants and graduate students preparing for an accounting career, and an important resource for academic and public libraries.
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