Managerial Accounting, Study Guide

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Recognizing that most students will pursue careers as managers not accountants, Managerial Accounting omits topics of less importance and concentrates on the key accounting concepts that managers need to understand in order to make successful, informed decisions. Managerial Accounting focuses attention on decision making through incremental analysis and performance measurement. Students are motivated to learn managerial accounting by connecting concepts and techniques to the real world; using real cases and real manager's comments on real company issues. Students and instructors alike have praised this text's clear and concise writing style, to-the-point discussions, illustrated ideas, and examples that are presented to make ideas concrete

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Make smart business decisions!

Recognizing that most students will become managers, and not accountants, Jiambalvo’s Managerial Accounting, Second Edition focuses on the knowledge and skills that managers need to make good business decisions. Students and instructors alike have praised the clear and concise writing style – discussions are to the point, ideas are illustrated, and examples are presented to make the ideas concrete.

Here’s how it works:

1. Present a new business decision-making framework.
Every chapter is linked to decision making with a feature called Making Business Decisions. The feature has a Knowledge and Skills Checklist that you can use off the concepts and techniques that you’ve learned in the chapter.

2. Emphasizes two key themes.
Jiambalvo focuses on two key themes that will help you in the business world: Incremental Analysis (the analysis of the differences in revenue and in costs between decision alternatives) and You Get What You Measure! (performance measures greatly influence the behaviors of managers).

3. Provides clear, current, and concise coverage.
The text addresses a wide number of current and emerging topics in managerial accounting, such as the balanced scorecard and economic value added (EVA). New chapters cover Variable Costing, Pricing Decisions, and Analyzing Financial Statements.

4. Connects concepts and techniques to the real world.

  • New examples relate concepts to service companies.
  • Links to Practice boxes relate the text material to real companies.
  • Cases in each chapter promote critical and applied thinking.

5. Includes a state-of-the-art CD-ROM and Web site, featuring:

  • Videos with real managers.
  • Self-Tests and other study tools.
  • Demonstrations of important concepts and techniques.
  • Additional cases that require you to use your managerial accounting knowledge.

 

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AN INNOVATIVE AND EFFECTIVE NEW SYSTEM F0R MASTERING MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Much more than just a textbook, MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING offers you a powerful, integrated learning system, featuring a concise text, an interactive CD, and an abundance of online resources.

Put these pieces together, and you have the most innovative and effective means for mastering managerial accounting available. With this system, you'll learn how to use accounting information in planning, control, and decision making; see how accounting concepts relate to the real world; and test your understanding in an exciting, multimedia learning environment.

Three Learning Tools, One Integrated System

  • The Text focuses on the accounting concepts and skills you'll need to become an effective manager. Inside, you'll find cutting-edge accounting techniques that actual companies are using to create shareholder value, as well as fascinating cases that relate concepts to real-world business practices.
  • The Interactive CD, packaged with the book, enables you to test yourself on key concepts, receive feedback, animate key processes, and view video of real managers at work. It includes multiple-choice questions, key term matching exercises, demonstrations of various concepts and techniques, critical thinking exercises, interactive cases, and more.
  • The Web Site features interactive testing, links to companied featured on our videos, additional exercises, interactive plant tours showing key concepts in action, and more, including links to Wiley Business Extra and Wall Street Journal articles.

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