Managers are constantly confronted with situations in which they need to make decisions based on information originating in the accounting department. In Accounting for Managers, we explore the accounting information available to managers, and how the information can be employed to improve operational and financial results. Topics covered include the creation and use of financial statements, responsibility centers, relevant accounting standards, decision making issues in specific functional areas, and a variety of analysis tools.
Accounting Information. Introduction to Accounting. Financial Statements. Interpreting Financial Statements. Evaluation of Responsibility Centers. Overview of Selected Accounting Standards. Sales and Marketing Decisions. Human Resources Decisions. Investment Decisions. Acquisition Decisions. Cost Accounting Tools and Concepts. Target Goals. Constraint Analysis. Budgeting Concepts. Budgetary Control.
CPAs, CFOs, controllers, financial professionals, and auditors.
Cite the types of accounting transactions and where they are recorded, as well as the roles of the controller and chief financial officer. Specify the different accounting principles and sub-ledger types, as well as the structure of the general ledger, and the reasons for the accounting cycle. Identify the types of financial statements and their reporting formats, as well as their users.
Steven Bragg, Western CPE
Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 70 business books. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast.
Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. He holds an MBA from Babson College, a Master of Finance from Bentley College, and a BA from the University of Maine (summa cum laude).
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