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Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Management and Cost Accounting 7 Chapter 1: Planning and Control: The Role of Management Accounting 9 Chapter 2: Using Management Accounting in Your Business 27 Part II: Understanding and Managing Costs 45 Chapter 3: Classifying Direct and Indirect Costs 47 Chapter 4: Allocating, Apportioning and Absorbing Overhead 71 Chapter 5: Costing Products Flowing Through a Business 95 Chapter 6: Job Costing: Pricing Individual Orders 105 Chapter 7: Process Costing: Tracking What?s Produced and How Much it Costs 119 Chapter 8: Observing How Variable and Fixed Costs Behave 143 Part III: Planning and Budgeting 161 Chapter 9: Using Contribution Analysis to Make Better Decisions 163 Chapter 10: Decision-Making Within the Reality of Limited Capacity 189 Chapter 11: Deciding on Long-Term Purchases: Capital Budgeting 205 Chapter 12: Naming Your Price: Approaches to Decision-Making 229 Chapter 13: Doing Deals between Company Divisions: Transfer Prices 243 Chapter 14: Planning Budgets for the Future 259 Part IV: Using Management Accounting for Evaluation and Control 279 Chapter 15: Using Flexible Budgets to Exert Control 281 Chapter 16: Variance Analysis: Flexing Standard Costs 293 Chapter 17: Establishing Accountability with Responsibility Accounting 317 Chapter 18: The Balanced Scorecard: Reviewing Your Business?s Report Card 329 Chapter 19: Squeezing Out of a Tight Spot with the Theory of Constraints 347 Part V: The Part of Tens 357 Chapter 20: Ten Key Management Accounting Formulas 359 Chapter 21: Ten Careers in Management Accounting 371 Index 375

About the Author

Mark P. Holtzman, PhD, CPA, is Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation, Seton Hall University. He has taught accounting at college level for 17 years. Sandy Hood is a lecturer in management and cost accounting. He also lectures on the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy course, a one-year course that helps budding entrepreneurs set up their own businesses and learn practical business skills.


'This book is perfect for college students, those studying level 3 and 4 at AAT, as well as the operational levels at CIMA, or those on the fundamental ACCA courses.' (PQ Magazine, January 2014).

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