Unique in approach, this book provides a balanced, cohesive integration of management and accounting that has been noticeably missing from current books. This book uses an activity-based cost management system to show how business managers use management accounting information to solve problems and manage activities within an organization. Readers learn how to design and operate information systems that create value for their organizations. The entire book blends contemporary theory and the latest research in management accounting with practical applications and actual company experiences. The book provides a framework for management accounting and control systems, cost management concepts and cost behavior, traditional and activity based cost management systems and the different uses for management accounting information. For controllers and individuals in finance or accounting functions.
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Unique in approach, this text provides a balanced, cohesive integration of management and accounting that has been noticeably missing from current texts. This book appeals to the general business student as well as the Accounting major. It teaches how a business manager uses management accounting information to solve problems and manage activities within an organization. Accounting majors aspiring to become management accountants learn how to design and operate information systems that create value for their organizations. The entire text blends contemporary theory and the latest research in management accounting with practical applications and actual company experiences.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
All Businesses Have the Same Goal
Whether an enterprise intends to earn money for owners and stockholders or is a not-for-profit organization, the goal is the same: creating value. One company may be improving workforce conditions while another may be investing in new product development based on customer feedback. Whatever the strategy, the only management accounting textbook that understands and teaches how to use measurement and management systems for value creation is Management Accounting, Fourth Edition, by Anthony A. Atkinson, Robert S. Kaplan, and S. Mark Young.
Management Accounting, Fourth Edition, Highlights the Strategic and Operational Uses of Management Accounting Information
It's important that business managers as well as accountants have the necessary tools to implement new business strategies. The vision starts here:
12-Chapter Organization and Framework
The 12-chapter organization allows for efficient coverage regardless of course length.
The Vision Continues with Input from the World's Leading Expert
Robert S. Kaplan, the foremost authority on activity-based cost management and the Balanced Scorecard, shares his expertise and experiences in the application of these important management tools to small and large organizations around the world.
Look Inside and See How Businesses Really Operate
Users spoke—and we listened. Based on reviewer feedback, the following organizational changes were incorporated:
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