Academic journal article Issues in Accounting Education

Fundamental Managerial Accounting Concepts

Academic journal article Issues in Accounting Education

Fundamental Managerial Accounting Concepts

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THOMAS P. EDMONDS, CINDY D. EDMONDS, and BOR-YI TSAY, Fundamental Managerial Accounting Concepts, Second Edition (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin 2003, pp. xxiii, 641).

Edmonds, Edmonds, and Tsay managerial accounting book is not your father's managerial accounting text. Using an easy and interesting writing style for undergraduates to read and understand, the text covers all of the usual topics one expects in a managerial accounting text, but arranged a bit differently than other ones. For example, placing product costing at the end of the text (rather than near the beginning) provides a more focused managerial decision-making use of accounting information than in more traditional managerial/cost accounting texts. In keeping with the evolution of American business, the authors have laudably added many managerial accounting decision making examples and homework assignments that deal with the service industry and the not-for profit sector--materials generally not found in most other competitive texts.

All chapters incorporate real-world examples, scenarios, and graphics, in order to maintain student interest and to demonstrate the actual (real) application of the discussed concepts. Most chapters contain many examples of computer technology, mainly Microsoft's Excel[R], to assist students unfamiliar with the use of spreadsheets to become more adept with their construction and use. …

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