ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING AND CONTROL PDF
Accounting for Decision Making and Control emphasizes the trade-offs .. “State of Management Accounting,” resourceone.info resourceone.info Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Jerold L Zimmerman and others published Accounting for Decision Making and Control. A. Managerial Accounting: Decision Making and Control 2. B. Design and Use of Cost Systems 4. C. Marmots and Grizzly Bears 8.
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A summary of the first 10 chapters of the Accounting Management textbook. Accounting for Decision Making & Control 7th & 8th editions, Zimmerman selected solutions from (Ch1,2,4, and Ch5). Decision makers. Economic activities. Actions. (decisions). Accounting. “links” decision makers with economic . •Internal Control Structure. •Audits. • Legislation.
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Although it has been in practiced in Europe for more than 50 years, neither GPK nor the proper treatment of 'unused capacity' is widely practiced in the U. RCA has been recognized by the International Federation of Accountants IFAC as a "sophisticated approach at the upper levels of the continuum of costing techniques"  The approach provides the ability to derive costs directly from operational resource data or to isolate and measure unused capacity costs.
RCA was derived by taking costing characteristics of GPK, and combining the use of activity-based drivers when needed, such as those used in activity-based costing. Role within a corporation[ edit ] Consistent with other roles in modern corporations, management accountants have a dual reporting relationship. As a strategic partner and provider of decision based financial and operational information, management accountants are responsible for managing the business team and at the same time having to report relationships and responsibilities to the corporation's finance organization and finance of an organization.
The activities management accountants provide inclusive of forecasting and planning, performing variance analysis, reviewing and monitoring costs inherent in the business are ones that have dual accountability to both finance and the business team.
Examples of tasks where accountability may be more meaningful to the business management team vs. See financial modeling. Conversely, the preparation of certain financial reports, reconciliations of the financial data to source systems, risk and regulatory reporting will be more useful to the corporate finance team as they are charged with aggregating certain financial information from all segments of the corporation.
In corporations that derive much of their profits from the information economy , such as banks, publishing houses, telecommunications companies and defence contractors, IT costs are a significant source of uncontrollable spending, which in size is often the greatest corporate cost after total compensation costs and property related costs.
A function of management accounting in such organizations is to work closely with the IT department to provide IT cost transparency. Specific methodologies[ edit ] Activity-based costing ABC [ edit ] Activity-based costing was first clearly defined in by Robert S. Kaplan and W. They initially focused on the manufacturing industry, where increasing technology and productivity improvements have reduced the relative proportion of the direct costs of labor and materials, but have increased relative proportion of indirect costs.
For example, increased automation has reduced labor, which is a direct cost, but has increased depreciation, which is an indirect cost. Grenzplankostenrechnung GPK [ edit ] This section may lend undue weight to certain ideas, incidents, or controversies. Please help to create a more balanced presentation. Discuss and resolve this issue before removing this message. August Main article: Grenzplankostenrechnung GPK Grenzplankostenrechnung is a German costing methodology, developed in the late s and s, designed to provide a consistent and accurate application of how managerial costs are calculated and assigned to a product or service.
The term Grenzplankostenrechnung, often referred to as GPK, has best been translated as either marginal planned cost accounting  or flexible analytic cost planning and accounting. GPK is published in cost accounting textbooks, notably Flexible Plankostenrechnung und Deckungsbeitragsrechnung  and taught at German-speaking universities.
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Lean accounting accounting for lean enterprise [ edit ] Main article: Lean accounting In the mid- to lates several books were written about accounting in the lean enterprise companies implementing elements of the Toyota Production System. The term lean accounting was coined during that period. These books contest that traditional accounting methods are better suited for mass production and do not support or measure good business practices in just-in-time manufacturing and services.
Resource consumption accounting RCA [ edit ] Main article: Resource Consumption Accounting Resource consumption accounting RCA is formally defined as a dynamic, fully integrated, principle-based, and comprehensive management accounting approach that provides managers with decision support information for enterprise optimization.
Main article: Throughput accounting The most significant recent direction in managerial accounting is throughput accounting; which recognizes the interdependencies of modern production processes.
For any given product, customer or supplier, it is a tool to measure the contribution per unit of constrained resource.
Main article: Transfer pricing Management accounting is an applied discipline used in various industries. The specific functions and principles followed can vary based on the industry.
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Management accounting principles in banking are specialized but do have some common fundamental concepts used whether the industry is manufacturing-based or service-oriented. The most interesting aspect of this question is "Why have University officials systematically overlooked the opportunity cost of the land in their decision-making process?
The way to understand why administrators will not build a parking garage is to ask what will happen if a garage is built and priced to recover cost. Those students, faculty, and staff with a high opportunity cost of their time who tend to be those with higher incomes will opt to pay the significantly higher parking fee for the garage.
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Arguments will undoubtedly be made by some constituents that parking spots should not be allocated using a price system which discriminates against the poor but rather parking should be allocated based on "merit" to be determined by a faculty committee. Presidents of universities have risen to their positions by developing a keen sense of how faculty, students, and staff will react to various proposals.
An alternative to the "dumb-administrator" hypothesis is the "rational selfinterested administrator" hypothesis. Under this hypothesis, the parking garage is not built because the administrators are unwilling to bear the internal political ramifications of such a decision.
Finally, taxes play an important role in the University's decision not to build a parking garage. If faculty are to pay the full cost of the garage, equilibrium wage rates will have to rise to make the faculty member as well off at Eastern University paying for parking than at another university where parking is cheaper.
Because employees are unable to deduct parking fees from their taxes, the University will have to increase salaries by the amount of the parking fees plus the taxes on the fees to keep the faculty indifferent about staying or leaving the University.
Therefore, a parking garage paid for by the faculty which means paid by the University causes the government to raise more in taxes. The question then comes down to: is the parking garage the best use of the University's resources? P a.
Solution to GRC 30 minutes [Choosing alternative technologies with different operating leverage] The two technologies have different operating leverages. Select any two average costs from the table in the problem and solve for the FC and VC.
Less operating leverage, like lower financial leverage, reduces the expected costs of financial distress. P Solution to Mastich Counters 25 minutes [Opportunity cost to the firm of workers deferring vacation time] At the core of this question is the opportunity cost of workers deferring vacation. The new policy was implemented because management believed it was costing the firm too much money when workers left with accumulated vacation and were paid.
However, these workers had given Mastich in effect a loan. By not taking their vacation time as accrued, they stayed in their jobs and worked, allowing Mastich to increase its output without hiring additional workers, and without reducing output or quality. Mastich was able to produce more and higher quality output with fewer workers. Under the new policy, and especially during the phase-in period, Mastich has difficulty meeting production schedules and quality standards as more workers are now on vacation at any given time.
Manager A remarked that workers were refreshed after being forced to take vacation. This is certainly an unintended benefit. But it also is a comment about how some supervisors are managing their people. Many of the proposed benefits, namely reducing costs, appear illusory. The opportunity costs of the new policy are reduced output, schedule delays, and possible quality problems.There are also journals, online articles and blogs available.
Thus, the bank's corporate treasury department will assign funding charges to the business units for their use of the bank's resources when they make loans to clients.
Also available in bundle 2. Analytical tools include cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant cost analysis, profit planning, variance analysis, and the allocation of indirect costs.
Conversely, the preparation of certain financial reports, reconciliations of the financial data to source systems, risk and regulatory reporting will be more useful to the corporate finance team as they are charged with aggregating certain financial information from all segments of the corporation.
Cancel Save. Remote lots would have a lower opportunity cost of land and would provide less expensive parking spaces.
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