Managerial Accounting For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 28, 2013 - Business & Economics - 360 pages
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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.


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Introducing Managerial Accounting
Checking Out what Managerial Accountants
Planning and Budgeting
Distinguishing Managerial from Financial Accounting
Using Managerial Accounting in Your Business
Classifying Costs
Figuring Cost of Goods Manufactured and Sold
Allocating Overhead
Taking Advantage of ActivityBased Costing for Overhead Allocation
Job Order Costing Having It Your
Process Costing Get In Line
Using Costing Techniques for DecisionMaking
Taking Advantage of Operating Leverage
Reality Check Making and Selling More than One Product
The Price Is Right Knowing How Much to Charge

Teaching Costs to Behave Variable and Fixed Costs

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About the author (2013)

Mark P. Holtzman, PhD, CPA, is Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation at Seton Hall University. He has taught accounting at the college level for 17 years and runs the Accountinator website at, which gives practical accounting advice to entrepreneurs.

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