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The importance of transfer pricing in minimizing the tax burden faced by multinational companies is explained in the text. Focus on the business sector highlights the shifts in the U. Chapters discuss the concepts around the measurement of costs in a software development—rather than a manufacturing setting. The text provides several examples of the use of budgets and targets in service companies.
Several concepts in action boxes focus on the service sector such as activity-based costing at Charles Schwab and managing wireless data bottlenecks. Added ideas based on Six Sigma to the discussion of quality. Chapters on strategy and the balanced scorecard, and simplified presentation connecting development, strategy maps, balanced scorecard, and analysis of operating income.
Discussion of current trends towards Beyond Budgeting and the use of rolling forecasts. A discussion on the link between traditional forms of cost allocation and the nascent movement in Europe towards Resource Consumption Accounting. A sharper focus on how companies are simplifying their costing systems with the presentation of value streams and lean accounting. Provide a solid presentation of accounting hallmarks with a great emphasis on strategy Features of the text give students a clear picture of accounting: Exceptionally strong emphasis on managerial uses of cost information.
Clarity and understandability of the text. Excellent balance in integrating modern topics with traditional coverage. Emphasis on human behavior aspects. Extensive use of real-world examples. Ability to teach chapters in different sequences. Excellent quantity, quality, and range of assignment material. Strategy maps are presented as a useful tool to implement the balanced scorecard and a simplified presentation of how income statements of companies can be analyzed from the strategic perspective of product differentiation or cost leadership.
Strategy considerations in the design of activity-based costing systems are covered. The strategy of preparation of budgets is included. The strategy involved in decision-making is comprehensively covered. Opening Vignettes. Each chapter opens with a vignette on a real company situation. The vignettes get students engaged in a business situation, or dilemma, illustrating why and how the concepts in the chapter are relevant in business. Concepts in Action Boxes. Found in every chapter, these boxes cover real-world cost accounting issues across a variety of industries including automobile racing, defense contracting, entertainment, manufacturing, and retailing.
Streamlined Presentation. The authors continue to simplify and streamline the presentation of various topics in order to make it as easy as possible for a student to learn the concepts, tools, and frameworks introduced in different chapters. New to This Edition Deeper consideration of global issues in many chapters: The special challenges of budgeting in multinational companies Chapter 6 The challenges of evaluating the performance of divisions located in different countries Chapter 23 The differences in the way process flows are accounted for under U.
Increased focus on merchandising and service sectors, with corresponding de-emphasis of traditional manufacturing settings: Chapter 10 illustrates linear cost functions in the context of payments for cloud computing services. Chapter 20 highlights inventory management in retail organizations and has a revised example based on a seller of sunglasses.
Chapter 21 now incorporates a new running example that looks at capital budgeting in the context of a transportation company. Several Concepts in Action boxes focus on the merchandising and service sectors, including the use of activity-based costing to reduce the costs of health care delivery Chapter 5 , the structure of SGA costs at Nordstrom Chapter 2 , and an analysis of the operating income performance of Best Buy Chapter Greater emphasis on sustainability as a critical managerial challenge of the coming decade: The authors highlight this concept in Chapter 1 and return to the theme in several subsequent chapters.
Chapter 12 discusses the benefits to companies from measuring social and environmental performance and how such measures can be incorporated in a balanced scorecard. Chapter 23 provides several examples of companies that mandate disclosures and evaluate managers on environmental and social metrics. NEW cutting-edge topics that reflect changes occurring in the role of cost accounting in organizations are examined: Sustainability strategies and the methods companies use to implement sustainability with business goals are introduced and discussed.
Ideas based on academic research have been added regarding the weights to be placed on performance measures in a balanced scorecard. Details have been added on the transfer pricing strategies used by multinational technology firms such as Apple and Google to minimize income taxes.
Current trends in the regulation of executive compensation are discussed. The evolution of enterprise resource planning systems and newer simplified costing systems that practice lean accounting is described.
The role of accounting concepts and systems in fostering and supporting innovation and entrepreneurial activities in firms is discussed. NEW and revised opening vignettes in each chapter to illustrate the relevance of chapter concepts in real business situations: Chapter 2 describes how Hostess Brands, the maker of Twinkies, was driven into liquidation by the relatively high proportion of fixed costs in its operations.
Chapter 15 shows the impact of two alternative methods of cost allocation considered by theU. Chapter 23 describes the historical misalignment between performance measurement and pay at AIG and the recent changes to the compensation plans for its executives.
NEW and revised Concepts in Action Boxes in each chapter that cover real-world cost accounting issues across a variety of industries, including automobile racing, defense contracting, entertainment, manufacturing, and retailing. Chapter 16 Avoiding Performance-Measurement Silos at Staples Chapter 23 A streamlined presentation designed to simplify and streamline the presentation of various topics, making it as easy as possible for students to learn concepts, tools, and frameworks: A major change in this edition is the reorganization of Chapters 12 and As a result of the switch, Chapter 13 is the first of four chapters on cost allocation.
Continuing the same example, Chapter 14 discusses cost allocation for customer costing. Chapter 15 builds on the Chapter 4 example to discuss cost-allocation for support departments. Chapter 16 discusses joint cost allocation. As a result of the reorganization, we have also made major revisions in the structure and writing of each of these chapters as we discuss in detail in the next section.
Other examples of more streamlined presentations can be found in: Chapter 2 on the discussion of fundamental cost concepts and the managerial framework for decision making. Chapter 6, which has a revised appendix that ties together the chapter example and the cash budget. Chapter 8, which has a comprehensive chart that lays out all of the variances described in Chapters 7 and 8. Chapter 9, which uses a single two-period example to illustrate the impact of various inventory costing methods and denominator level choices.
Management & Cost Accounting, 7th Edition
This acclaimed, number one market-leading book embraces the basic theme of ";different costs for different purposes. This latest edition of Cost Accounting incorporates the latest research and most up-to-date thinking into all relevant chapters. MARKET: For future accountants who want to enhance their understanding of and ability to solve cost accounting pr "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. About the Author: Charles T. Horngren is the Edmund W.
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The importance of transfer pricing in minimizing the tax burden faced by multinational companies is explained in the text. Focus on the business sector highlights the shifts in the U. Chapters discuss the concepts around the measurement of costs in a software development—rather than a manufacturing setting. The text provides several examples of the use of budgets and targets in service companies. Several concepts in action boxes focus on the service sector such as activity-based costing at Charles Schwab and managing wireless data bottlenecks. Added ideas based on Six Sigma to the discussion of quality.