Fundamentals of Cost Accounting with Connect Plus

Fundamentals of Cost Accounting with Connect Plus

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By William Lanen and Shannon Anderson and Michael Maher

  • Copyright: 2011

  • Publication Date: Apr 22 2010

  • ISBN 10: 007739819X

  • ISBN 13: 9780077398194

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A direct, realistic, and efficient way to learn cost accounting. Fundamentals is short (approximately 700 pages) making it easy to cover in one semester. The authors have kept the text concise by fo

A direct, realistic, and efficient way to learn cost accounting. Fundamentals is short (approximately 700 pages) making it easy to cover in one semester. The authors have kept the text concise by focusing on the key concepts students need to master. Opening vignettes and In Action boxes show realistic applications of these concepts throughout. All chapters end with a ?Debrief? that links the topics in the chapter to the decision problem faced by the manager in the opening vignette. Comprehensive end-of-chapter problems provide students with all the practice they need to fully learn each concept.

  • Language: English – lower case

  • Imprint: Irwin/McGraw-Hill

  • Dimension: 8 x 11

  • Page Count: 0

New Features

    • Updated examples and end-of-chapter problem material throughout.
    • The opening vignettes now tie to one of the In Action items in the chapter to highlight the relevance of cost accounting to today?s business problems.
    • New material on Lean Accounting added to chapter 1.
    • Revised discussion of Microsoft Excel to estimate regression.
    • New discussion of productivity and measuring productivity in Chapter 18.
    • NEW! McGraw-Hill?s Connect uses end-of-chapter material pulled directly from the textbook to create static and algorithmic questions that can be used for practice, homework, quizzes, and tests. All new texts come bundled with Connect Plus at no additional cost.

Key Features


  • Interim Debrief & Debrief feature:
    • Each chapter ends with a ?Debrief? that links the topics in the chapter to the decision problem faced by the manager in the opening vignette. ?Interim Debrief? boxes appear throughout select chapters as well.
    • These were designed to help students understand how to apply the concepts that will help them to become better decision makers.
    Integration of MS Excel:
    • Updated content contains integration of MS Excel to add more relevancy for students.
    Integrated iPod Content:
    • Students can study on the go with McGraw-Hill?s course content for the Apple iPod and related MP3/MP4 players. Throughout the text, an iPod icon appears directing students to the related iPod asset. iPod assets can be downloaded at the Lanen Online Learning Center. This innovative learning tool allows students to take learning materials with them wherever they go, making review and study time as easy as putting in headphones! iPod content includes audio-enhanced lecture presentations, accounting videos, audio-only lectures, slideshow presentations and multiple choice quizzes.
    • Concise. 18 chapters and approximately 700 pages (compared to Horngren, which is 23 chapters and approximately 900 pages). Having only 18 chapters makes this book easier to map to a one-semester course, which is how cost is usually taught now.
    • Authors have tested the EOC material over time to ensure quality and consistency. Reviewers have praised the quality of the problem material, which includes Critical Analysis & Discussion Questions and Integrative Cases that develop analytical skills.
    • Realism. Each chapter begins with an Opening Vignette and includes several In Action boxes to show students the relevance of what they?re learning.

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Fundamentals of Cost Accounting with Connect Plus

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Introduction and Overview

1 Cost Accounting: Information for Decision Making

2 Cost Concepts and Behavior

Cost Analysis and Estimation

3 Fundamentals of Cost-V

Table of Contents

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Introduction and Overview

1 Cost Accounting: Information for Decision Making

2 Cost Concepts and Behavior

Cost Analysis and Estimation

3 Fundamentals of Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

4 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis for Decision Making

5 Cost Estimation

Cost Management Systems

6 Fundamentals of Product and Service Costing

7 Job Costing

8 Process Costing

9 Activity-Based Costing

10 Fundamentals of Cost Management

11 Service Department and Joint Cost Allocation

Management Control Systems

12 Fundamentals of Management Control Systems

13 Planning and Budgeting

14 Business Unit Performance Measurement

15 Transfer Pricing

16 Fundamentals of Variance Analysis

17 Additional Topics in Variance Analysis

18 Nonfinancial and Multiple Measures of Performance

Appendix: Capital Investment Decisions: an Overview

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About the Authors

William Lanen

Shannon Anderson

Michael Maher

A Professor of Management at the University of California-Davis, Professor Maher previously taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and the University of Washington. He also worked on the audit staff at Arthur Andersen & Co. and was a self-employed financial consultant for small -businesses. He received his BBA from Gonzaga University (which named him Distinguished Alumnus in 1989), and his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, and earned the CPA from the state of Washington. Professor Maher is president of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, and has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Management Accounting. Co-author of two leading textbooks, Principles of Accounting and Managerial Accounting, Maher has co-authored several additional books and monographs, including Internal Controls in U.S. Corporations and Management Incentive Compensation Plans, and published articles in many journals, including Management Accounting, The Journal of Accountancy, The Accounting Review, The Journal of Accounting Research, Financial Executive, and The Wall Street Journal. For his research on internal controls, Maher was awarded the American Accounting Association's Competitive Manuscript Award and the AICPA Notable Contribution to Literature Award. He has also received the award for the Outstanding Tax Manuscript, and from the students at the University of California's Graduate School of Management, he has received the Annual Outstanding Teacher Award three times and a special award for outstanding service twice