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Management Accounting

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1.           Intro to Management Accounting a.    Definition  “Management accounting is a system which analyses historical, actual and forecast data to provide managers the information for decision making.”    b.   The management accounting department The department provides management information for:  Planning: budget for the year, budget updates during the year, long term plan beyond the year.  Controlling: how do the revenues and costs compare with the budgeted ones and those of the previous periods. What are the variances? What are the reasons for the variances?  Decision Making: profitability assessment, buildup of selling prices, product costs comparisons (inventory, manufacturing, labor etc..), make...

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