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Management accounting

Management accounting

Weetman, Pauline

Pauline Weetman's innovative new text expertly guides students over the stepping stones of management accounting and provides a solid foundation as a basis for further specialist study. The text is clear and well structured and brings an imaginative approach to student learning with its emphasis throughout on allowing students to practice the application of theory. It places a strong emphasis on real world examples and the practical application of theory whilst incorporating many of the classic features associated with a book by Pauline Weetman, particularly its clarity of expression

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Published Harlow, England; New York: Prentice Hall/Financial Times, c2006

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Statement of responsibility: Pauline Weetman
ISBN: 1405871989, 9780273701996, 9781405871983
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxiii, 566 p. : ill. (some col.)
Subject: Managerial accounting.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.

Contents

  1. Part 1 Defining, reporting and managing costs
  2. 1 What is management accounting?
  3. 2. Classification of costs
  4. 3 Materials and labour costs
  5. 4 Overhead costs
  6. 5 Absorption costing and marginal costing
  7. 6 Job costing
  8. 7 Recording transactions in a job costing system
  9. 8 Process costing
  10. Part 2 Decision making
  11. 9 Short-term decision making
  12. 10 Relevant costs, pricing, and decisions under uncertainty
  13. 11 Capital investment appraisal
  14. 12 Capital budgeting applications
  15. Part 3 Performance measurement and control
  16. 13 Preparing a budget
  17. 14 Control through budgeting
  18. 15 Standard costs
  19. 16 Performance evaluation and feedback reporting
  20. 17 Divisional performance
  21. Part 4 Financial management and strategic planning
  22. 18 Financial management: working capital and business plans
  23. 19 Business strategy and management accounting
  24. Appendix I: Quick check list: A glossary of management accounting terms
  25. Appendix II:Solutions to numerical and technical questions in Management Accounting

Description

Pauline Weetman's innovative new text expertly guides students over the stepping stones of management accounting and provides a solid foundation as a basis for further specialist study. The text is clear and well structured and brings an imaginative approach to student learning with its emphasis throughout on allowing students to practice the application of theory.

It places a strong emphasis on real world examples and the practical application of theory whilst incorporating many of the classic features associated with a book by Pauline Weetman, particularly its clarity of expression.

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Pauline Weetman's innovative new text expertly guides students over the stepping stones of management accounting and provides a solid foundation across first and second levels as a basis for further specialist study. The text is clear and well structured and brings an imaginative approach to student learning with its emphasis throughout on allowing students to practice the application of theory.

KEY FEATURES

Comprehensive coverage of management accounting topics.

Provides a number of unique case studies complete with innovative ideas for interactive teaching sessions, as well as engaging real-life commentaries.

Excellent business focus shows students how management accounting techniques can be applied in real business situations.

Relevant research is explained in outline to link teaching to current developments.

Extensive coverage of service and not for profit sectors as well as manufacturing.

Practical and imaginative pedagogy includes group discussions and activities; a management accounting consultant which helps bring topics alive; as well as a wealth of examples, questions and problems throughout.

Fully supported by a comprehensive suite of student and lecturer resources, including cases with teaching notes, questions and multiple choice questions, PowerPoint slides, lecture notes, graded questions, and solutions to questions in the book.

Innovative full colour design brings key issues and essential topics to life

Fully reflects CIMA terminology.

Management Accounting aims to provide continuity of study over first and second levels in specialist accounting programmes while preserving the generality of coverage that is suitable for business studies degrees. The text is also suitable for professional courses where management accounting is introduced for the first time.

Pauline Weetman BA, BSc (Econ), PhD, CA, FRSE, is Professor of Accounting at the University of Strathclyde, and has extensive experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with previous chairs held at Stirling and Heriot-Watt Universities. She received the Distinguished Academic Award of the British Accounting Association in 2005.  She has convened the examining board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and was formerly Director of Research at ICAS.