Management Accounting: 3rd Edition Revised

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This revised edition of Management Accounting is an invaluable resource for students of Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and Advanced Diploma of Accounting in the FNS10 Financial Services Training Package.

Availability: Available Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780070278448 Brand/Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Categories: Accounting & FinanceVocational Education & Training

Management Accounting: 3rd Edition Revised is print only. This revised edition of Management Accounting is an invaluable resource for students of Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting), Diploma of Accounting and Advanced Diploma of Accounting in the FNS10 Financial Services Training Package. Featuring a new user-friendly layout and writing style with updated revision exercises, this text is ideal for VET-level management accounting students.


The book is mapped to the relevant core and elective competencies of the FNS10 Financial Services Training Package and covers:

  • FNSACCT402B: Produce job costing information core unit for Certificate IV Financial Services (Accounting)
  • FNSACCT507B: Provide management accounting information core unit for Diploma of Accounting
  • FNSACCT613B: Prepare and analyse management accounting information elective unit for Advanced Diploma of Accounting

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1: Introduction to Management Accounting

  • The role of management accounting
  • Product and service costing
  • Cost classifications
  • Cost versus expense
  • Inventories
  • Cost, selling price, margins and pricing policy

2: Manufacturing Statements

  • Structure of the manufacturing statement
  • Factory and non-factory expenses
  • Preparation of the manufacturing statement
  • Analysis of manufacturing statements
  • Transfer of cost of production
  • Accounting entries

3: Cost Flows

  • The manufacturing process
  • Flow of materials and costs
  • Perpetual inventory system
  • The effect of the GST
  • Separate cost ledger
  • Alternative factory overhead recording
  • Cost flows in non-manufacturing firms

4: Materials—Control and Accounting

  • Purchasing and storage procedures
  • Issuing procedures
  • Costing materials into store
  • Costing materials out to production
  • Physical stocktake
  • Periodic stock valuation
  • Accounting standards

5: Labour — Control and Accounting

  • Definition of some payroll terms
  • Payroll
  • Direct and indirect labour analysis
  • Labour-related costs

6: Factory Overhead — Control and Accounting

  • Factory overhead accounting
  • Cost drivers
  • Fixed and variable costs
  • Factory overhead recovery rates
  • Flexible budgeting
  • Budgeting semi-variable costs
  • Departmental factory overhead
  • Reciprocal services
  • Improved product costing
  • Activity-based costing

7: Job Costing

  • Job cost system
  • Job cost records
  • Job cost accounting records—Manufacturers
  • Job costing with a separate cost ledger
  • Under-applied or over-applied factory overhead
  • Job costing in service industries

8: Responsibility Accounting

  • Organisation structure
  • Responsibility accounting
  • Responsibility centres
  • Budget preparation
  • Performance reports
  • Cost allocation
  • Overhead analysis
  • Responsibility accounting and blame
  • Controllability

9: Cost–Volume–Profit Analysis

  • Presentation of statement of comprehensive income for CVP analysis
  • The break-even equation
  • Contribution margin method
  • Contribution margin ratio method
  • Target net profit
  • Effects of income tax
  • Margin of safety
  • Analysis using graphs
  • Evaluating changes
  • Sales mix and CVP analysis
  • CVP analysis for different industries
  • Assumptions and limitations of CVP analysis

10: Direct Costing

  • Inventory valuation
  • Statements of comprehensive income with actual factory overhead
  • Reconciliation of reported profits — Absorption and direct costing
  • Reporting variable marketing and administrative expense — Direct costing
  • Statements of comprehensive income with applied factory overhead
  • Australian Accounting Standard AASB 102 Inventories
  • Australian Taxation Office requirements
  • Advantages and disadvantages of direct costing

11: Activity-Based Costing

  • Activity-based costing
  • Activity levels
  • Three approaches to ABC Cost drivers
  • Designing an ABC system
  • ABC application rates
  • Total manufacturing costs
  • Accounting entries
  • Full product costs
  • ABC and job costing

12: Process Costing Fundamentals

  • Cost flows
  • Comparison with job costing
  • Flow of units through a process
  • Process costing concepts
  • Cost of production report
  • Accounting entries
  • Beginning work in process
  • Weighted average method
  • First-in-first-out (FIFO) method

13: Advanced Process Costing

  • Cost flows — More than one department
  • Cost of production reports — More than one process
  • Accounting entries
  • Process costing and lost or spoiled units
  • Process costing — More than one department and spoilage

14: Operation Costing

  • Illustrative example

15: Joint and By-product Costing

  • Why allocate joint costs?
  • Allocating joint costs
  • Accounting for joint costs
  • Decision: Sell at split-off or process further
  • By-products

16: Standard Costing

  • Setting a standard manufacturing cost
  • Different types of standards
  • Flexible budgeting
  • Variance analysis
  • Causes of and responsibilities for variances
  • Journal entries for a standard cost system
  • Effect of work in process
  • Disposition of variances
ISBN 9780070278448
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level VET,
Author(s) William Neish & Alan Banks

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