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  • Accounting as a Tool for Managers

  • Accounting as a Tool for Managers - Final Assessment

    This is the final assessment for Accounting as a Tool for Managers. (Available when you subscribe.)

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      • Building Blocks of Managerial Accounting

        2.1. Merchandising, Manufacturing, and Service Organizations
        2.2. Cost Behavior Patterns
        2.3. Variable and Fixed Cost Equations
        Final Assessment

        • Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

          3.1. Contribution Margin
          3.2. Calculate a Break-Even Point
          3.3  Single-Product Break-Even Sensitivity Analysis
          3.4. Multi-Product Break-Even Sensitivity
          3.5. Margin of Safety and Operating Leverage
          Final Assessment

          • Job Order Costing

            4.1.  Job Order Costing
            4.2.  Product Costs under Job Order Costing
            4.3.  Job Order Costing Method
            4.4.  Computing Overhead Rate
            4.5.  Computing Job Order Costing
            4.6.  Applied Overhead
            4.7. Preparing Journal Entries for a Job Order Cost System
            4.8.  Job Order Cost System in a Nonmanufacturing Environment
            Final Assessment

            • Process Costing

              5.1. Process Costing
              5.2.  Conversion Costs
              5.3 Total Cost of Production in an Initial Processing Stage
              5.4.  Total Cost of Production in a Subsequent Processing Stage
              5.5. Prepare Journal Entries for a Process Costing System
              Final Assessment

              • Activity-Based, Variable, and Absorption Costing

                6.1. Traditional Allocation Method
                6.2. Cost Drivers
                6.3. Activity-Based Product Costs
                6.4.  Traditional versus Activity-Based Costing Systems
                6.5.  Variable versus Absorption Costing
                Final Assessment

                • Budgeting

                  7.1. Why Managers Use Budgets
                  7.2. Operating Budgets
                  7.3. Financial Budgets
                  7.4.  Flexible Budgets
                  7.5. Using Budgets to Evaluate Goals
                  Final Assessment

                  • Standard Costs and Variances

                    8.1. Standard Cost
                    8.2.  Materials Variances
                    8.3.  Labor Variances
                    8.4.  Overhead Variances
                    8.5.  How Companies Use Variance Analysis
                    Final Assessment

                    • Responsibility Accounting and Decentralization

                      9.1. Centralized versus Decentralized Management
                      9.2. Decision-Making in Centralized and Decentralized Environments
                      9.3.  Types of Responsibility Centers
                      9.4.  Effects of Various Decisions on Performance Evaluation of Responsibility Centers
                      Final Assessment

                      • Short-Term Decision Making

                        10.1. Decision-Making
                        10.2. Deciding to Accept or Reject a Special Order
                        10.3. Deciding to Make or Buy a Component
                        10.4. Deciding to Keep or Discontinue a Segment or Product
                        10.5. Deciding Whether to Sell or Process Further
                        10.6.  How to Make Decisions When Resources Are Constrained
                        Final Assessment

                        • Capital Budgeting Decisions

                          11.1. Capital Investment Decisions
                          11.2. Payback and Accounting Rate of Return in Capital Investment Decisions
                          11.3. Lump Sums and Annuities
                          11.4.  Discounted Cash Flow Models in Capital Investment Decisions
                          11.5.  Non-Time Value-Based Methods versus Time Value-Based Methods in Capital Investment Decisions
                          Final Assessment

                          • Balanced Scorecard and Other Performance Measures

                            12.1. Performance Measurement
                            12.2. Effective Performance Measure
                            12.3. Return on Investment, Residual Income, and Economic Value Added
                            12.4. The Balanced Scorecard
                            Final Assessment

                            • Sustainability Reporting

                              13.1. Sustainability
                              13.2. User Needs for Information
                              13.3. Major Sustainability Initiatives
                              13.4. Future Issues in Sustainability
                              Final Assessment

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