Cost Accounting: Traditions and Innovations

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For the junior/senior level course, this text takes a practical, real-world approach to cost accounting. Actual company examples help explain concepts and theory, and the managerial emphasis shows how accounting information is used for decision making.

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Dr. Jesse T. Barfield is a Professor of Accounting at Loyola University¿New Orleans. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1971. He earned an undergraduate degree in accounting and a masters in accounting at Florida State University. He has practiced as a CPA and is licensed to practice in Florida and Louisiana. His research and professional interests include managerial and cost accounting, total quality management, and quality assessments for managers. He teaches accounting, quality management, and auditing in Loyola¿ s undergraduate program and also teaches graduate courses in the MBA and MQM programs. He was chosen by the Loyola CBA undergraduates to receive the 1998 Award for Outstanding Teaching. He has published in the Journal of Accountancy, Management Accounting, The Florida Certified Public Accountant, and The Louisiana CPA.

Dr. Cecily A. Raiborn is the McCoy Endowed Chair in Accounting at Texas State University-San Marcos. She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1975. Dr. Raiborn has taught a wide variety of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including cost, managerial, intermediate, and advanced accounting as well as courses in accounting policy and fraud prevention and detection. Her research interests include financial, cost management, international, quality, and ethics issues. She has published articles in accounting, law, and ethics journals including MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, ADVANCES IN MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING, JOURNAL OF ACCOUNTING CASE RESEARCH, JOURNAL OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE, LABOR LAW JOURNAL, and JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS. In 1991, she received the AICPA/Louisiana CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award. Her interests outside the classroom include traveling, reading, water activities, decorating, and cooking.

Professor Michael R. Kinney joined the faculty of accounting at Texas A&M (College Station) in 1989 after receiving a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Arizona. He is currently a KPMG Faculty Fellow of Accounting. He has taught undergraduate courses in cost and management accounting and graduate courses in management control systems, cost management, management consulting, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, and corporate tax strategies. He has received teaching awards including the outstanding teacher of the Texas A&M College of Business from the College of Business Honors Society (twice), and Delta Iota Chapter's Beta Alpha Psi teaching excellence award in accounting (twice) and the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching. Professor Kinney has co-authored numerous articles in accounting, taxation, and finance as well as co-authoring ten college textbooks on management accounting and cost management. Dr. Kinney has also conducted consulting and executive development projects for several large Texas-based companies. Currently, Dr. Kinney serves as the Ph.D. Program Coordinator for the Department of Accounting.

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This text is straight-forward with good assignment material, excellent support material.

The color and attractiveness of the book was the main reason I adopted this book, but also the availability of videos was important.

The strengths of this text are organization, sequencing of topics, flexibility, and a good selection of problems.

This text has good use of real companies, and news notes. The exhibits are clear and usually easy to understand. The other piece I like is the ability to choose the order that the material is covered in the book.

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