Managerial Accounting For Dummies

Book description

The easy way to master a managerial accounting course

Are you enrolled in a managerial accounting class and finding yourself struggling? Fear not! Managerial Accounting For Dummies is the go-to study guide to help you easily master the concepts of this challenging course. You'll discover the basic concepts, terminology, and methods to identify, measure, analyze, interpret, and communicate information in the pursuit of an organization's goals.

Tracking to a typical managerial accounting course and packed with easy-to-understand explanations and real-life examples, Managerial Accounting For Dummies explores cost behavior, cost analysis, profit planning and control measures, accounting for decentralized operations, capital budgeting decisions, ethical challenges in managerial accounting, and much more.

  • Covers the key concepts and tools needed to communicate accounting information for managerial decision-making within an organization

  • Plain-English explanations of managerial accounting terminology and methods

  • Tracks to a typical college-level managerial accounting course

Managerial Accounting For Dummies makes it fast and easy to grasp the concepts needed to score your highest in a managerial accounting course.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Part I: Introducing Managerial Accounting
    1. Chapter 1: The Role of Managerial Accounting
    2. Chapter 2: Using Managerial Accounting in Your Business
  6. Part II: Understanding and Managing Costs
    1. Chapter 3: Classifying Costs
    2. Chapter 4: Figuring Cost of Goods Manufactured and Sold
    3. Chapter 5: Teaching Costs to Behave: Variable and Fixed Costs
    4. Chapter 6: Allocating Overhead
    5. Chapter 7: Job Order Costing: Having It Your Way
    6. Chapter 8: Process Costing: Get In Line
  7. Part III: Using Costing Techniques for Decision-Making
    1. Chapter 9: Straight to the Bottom Line: Examining Contribution Margin
    2. Chapter 10: Capital Budgeting: Should You Buy That?
    3. Chapter 11: Reality Check: Making and Selling More than One Product
    4. Chapter 12: The Price Is Right: Knowing How Much to Charge
    5. Chapter 13: Spreading the Wealth with Transfer Prices
  8. Part IV: Planning and Budgeting
    1. Chapter 14: Master Budgets: Planning for the Future
    2. Chapter 15: Flexing Your Budget: When Plans Change
  9. Part V: Using Managerial Accounting for Evaluation and Control
    1. Chapter 16: Responsibility Accounting
    2. Chapter 17: Variance Analysis: To Tell the Truth
    3. Chapter 18: The Balanced Scorecard: Reviewing Your Business's Report Card
    4. Chapter 19: Using the Theory of Constraints to Squeeze Out of a Tight Spot
  10. Part VI: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 20: Ten Key Managerial Accounting Formulas
    2. Chapter 21: Ten Careers in Managerial Accounting
    3. Chapter 22: Ten Legends of Managerial Accounting
  11. Cheat Sheet

Product information

  • Title: Managerial Accounting For Dummies
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: February 2013
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781118116425