Sunk costs cannot be changed by any decision. They are not differential costs and should be ignored when making decisions. Example You bought an automobile that cost 10, two years ago.
Book Preface Managerial Accounting Basics Managerial accounting, also called management accounting, is a field of accounting that provides economic and financial information for managers and other internal users. The activities that are part of managerial accounting and the chapters in which they are discussed in this textbook are as follows.
Explaining manufacturing and nonmanufacturing costs and how they are reported in the financial statements Chapter 1. Computing the cost of providing a service or manufacturing a product Chapters 2, 3, and 4. Determining the behavior of costs and expenses as activity levels change and analyzing cost—volume—profit relationships within a company Chapters 5 and 6.
Accumulating and presenting data for management decision making Chapter 7. Determining prices for external and internal transactions Chapter 8.
Assisting management in profit planning and formalizing these plans in the form of budgets Chapter 9. Providing a basis for controlling costs and expenses by comparing actual results with planned objectives and standard costs Chapters 10 and Accumulating and presenting data for capital expenditure decisions Chapter Managerial accounting applies to all types of businesses—service, merchandising, and manufacturing.
It also applies to all forms of business organizations— proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Not-for-profit entities as well as profit-oriented enterprises need managerial accounting. In the past, managerial accountants were primarily engaged in cost accounting— collecting and reporting costs to management.
Recently that role has changed significantly. First, as the business environment has become more automated, methods to determine the amount and type of cost in a product have changed.
Second, managerial accountants are now held responsible for strategic cost management; that is, they assist in evaluating how well the company is employing its resources. As a result, managerial accountants now serve as team members alongside personnel from production, marketing, and engineering when the company makes critical strategic decisions.
Opportunities for managerial accountants to advance within the company are considerable. Financial executives must have a background that includes an understanding of managerial accounting concepts.
Whatever your position in the company—marketing, sales, or production, knowledge of managerial accounting greatly improves your opportunities for advancement. As the CEO of Microsoft noted:More detailed accounting topics include payroll, fixed assets, and payables.
There are also many managerial accounting topics, such as the construction of a budget, price formulation systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cash management. Questions Chapter 3 (Continued) * Wages paid during the year will include the payment of any wages attributable to the prior year but unpaid at the end of the prior year.
Management accounting or managerial accounting is the process of identifying, analyzing, recording and presenting financial information that is used for internally by the management for planning, decision making and control.
Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) No. 4, Managerial Cost Accounting Concepts and Standards for the Federal Government 1 See Volume XIII, Chapter 5, Cost Accounting Compliance, for detailed information on the Decision Support System.
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