April 2007, ©2007
About the Book.
1 Introduction to Accounting.
Nature of Accounting.
Importance of Accounting.
Financial Accounting and Management Accounting.
Users of Accounts.
Types of Accountancy.
Types of Accountant.
Limitations of Accounting.
2 Introduction to Management Accounting.
Relationship with Financial Accounting.
Cost Minimisation and Revenue Maximisation.
Use of Computers.
Importance of Cost Accounting.
Types of Cost.
Costing for Stock Valuation.
Different Costing Methods for Different Industries.
4 Planning, Control and Performance: Budgeting.
Management Accounting Control Systems.
Nature of Budgeting.
Comprehensive Budgeting Example.
Behavioural Aspects of Budgeting.
5 Planning, Control and Performance: Standard Costing.
Nature of Standard Costing.
Standard Cost Variances.
Interpretation of Variances.
6 Short-Term Decision Making.
7 Strategic Management Accounting.
Nature of Strategic Management Accounting.
Assessment of Current Position of the Business.
Appraisal of Current Position of the Business.
Strategic Choice of Future Direction.
8 Long-Term Decision Making: Capital Investment Appraisal.
Nature of Capital Investment.
Capital Investment Appraisal Techniques.
Appendix 21.1 Present Value of £1 at Compound Interest Rate (1 + r).
9 The Management of Working Capital and Sources of Finance.
Nature of Sources of Finance.
Cost of Capital.
Glossary of Key Accounting Terms.
- Provides a solid introduction to the basics of management accounting and costing, as well as an introduction to strategic management accounting
- ‘Real Life Nuggets’ provide examples from the business press that give the body of the text a contemporary and real life resonance
- A large number of end of chapter questions of escalating difficulty, together with the accompanying answers, enables the reader to develop their understanding of the key concepts discussed in the text
- WileyPLUS - an online suite of resources, designed to help teachers teach, create and mark homework assignments, administer their class and track student progress.