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Accounting for Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information for Decision Making, Canadian Edition


CAD $150.95

Accounting for Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information for Decision Making, Canadian Edition

Paul M. Collier, Sandy M. Kizan, Eckhard Schumann (With)

ISBN: 978-1-118-03796-6 December 2012 544 Pages


The Canadian edition of Accounting for Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information for Decision-Making builds on the success of the original textbook that was published in the United Kingdom.  This book was motivated by a need for a “decision-focused” accounting textbook for both MBA and undergraduate programs. The title of the book emphasizes the focus on accounting to meet the needs of managers. The material contained in the book stresses the interpretation (rather than the construction) of accounting information as well as a critical (rather than unthinking) acceptance of the underlying assumptions behind accounting. It is suitable for postgraduate and undergraduate students who are undertaking courses in accounting that do not lead to professional accreditation, and to practicing non-financial managers who need a better understanding of the role of accounting in their organizations.

This Canadian edition book has been adapted to include materials, examples and case studies with a Canadian focus.  Part I provides a discussion of financial accounting, with particular focus on international financial reporting standards and practices. Part II concentrates on management accounting information for planning, decision-making and control, while Part III provides the supporting information including relevant readings that demonstrate some current research and literature in management accounting.

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Part I: Context of Accounting

Chapter 1: Introduction to Accounting
Chapter 2: Accounting and its Relationship to Shareholder Value and Corporate Governance
Chapter 3: Recording Financial Transactions and Accounting for Information Systems
Chapter 4: Constructing Financial Reports: IRFS and the Framework of Accounting
Chapter 5: Interpreting Financial Reports and Alternative Perspectives

 Part II: Using Accounting Information for Decision-Making, Planning and Control

Chapter 6: Management Control
Chapter 7: Inventory Management
Chapter 8: Marketing Decisions
Chapter 9: Operating Decisions
Chapter 10: Human Resources Decisions
Chapter 11: Accounting Decisions
Chapter 12: Strategic Investment Decisions
Chapter 13: Performance Evaluation of Business Units
Chapter 14: Budgeting
Chapter 15: Budgetary Control
Chapter 16: Strategic Management Accounting 

Part III: Readings

Reading A: Using the Balanced Scorecard as a Strategic Management System
Reading B: Teaching Special Decisions in a Lean Accounting Environment
Reading C: Intellectual Capital Reporting
Reading D: Activity-based Planning and Budgeting
Reading E: Customer-Driven Lean Cost Management
Glossary of Accounting Terms
Answer Key to Self-Test Questions