Introduction to Management Accounting

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Alnoor Bhimani / Charles T. Horngren / Gary L. Sundem / William O. Stratton / Jeff Schatzberg / Dave Burgstahler  
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June 2012
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Suited for a second module in management accounting, this well written and readable text provides students with a real insight into the techniques and theory of management accounting and how they can be applied in the real world.  Rich in European and international examples and real-life applications, it brings technical and theoretical concepts to life.


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Table of Contents

1. Managerial Accounting, the Business Organiation, and Professional Ethics

2. Introduction to Cost Behaviour and  Cost-Volume Relationships

3. Measurement of Cost Behaviour

4. Cost Management Systems and an Introduction to Activity-Based Costing

5.  Relevant Information and Decision Making With a Focus on Pricing Decisions

6.  Relevant Information and Decision Making: Operational Decisions

7.  Introduction to Budgets and Preparing the Master Budget

8.  Flexible Budgets and Variance Analysis

9.  Management Control Systems and Responsibility Accounting

10.  Management Control in Decentralised Organisations

11.  Capital Budgeting

12.  Cost Allocation

13.  Accounting for overhead costs

14.  Job-Costing and Process-Costing Systems

15.  Basic Accounting: Concepts, Techniques, and Conventions

16.  Understanding Corporate Annual Reports: Basic Financial Statements

17.  Understanding and Analysing Consolidated Financial Statements

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Introduction to Management Accounting provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the main principles of management accounting. With a strong practical focus and numerous examples, this book shows you how the techniques and theory of management accounting can be applied in the real world.



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  • Coverage of all business sectors: non-profit, retail, wholesale, service, selling and administrative situations, as well as manufacturing


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Alnoor Bhimani is Professor of Management Accounting and Head of the Department of Accounting at the London School of Economics


Charles T. Horngren served as the Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Accounting, Emeritus at Stanford University until 2011


Gary L. Sundem is Professor of Accounting Emeritus at the University of Washington


William O. Stratton is Professor of Accounting at the Udvar-Hazy School of

Business of Dixie State College of Utah


David Burgstahler is Gerhard G. Mueller Endowed Professor in Accounting at the University of Washington


Jeff Schatzberg is the Humberto Lopez Professor of Accounting in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona



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Alnoor Bhimani is Professor of Management Accounting at the London School of Economics.



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