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...
Financial accounting statements are prepared for the benefit of those outside the company.
Are you profitable?
Do you collect your “net profit”?
What are you worth?
Do you collect your “net worth”?