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Accounting for Management: A Basic Text in Financial and Management Accounting

S. Ramanathan

22 May 2014

ISBN: 9780198093312

384 pages

Price: £24.99



Accounting for Management is a comprehensive textbook designed especially for post graduate students of business management. It takes a practice oriented approach to explaining the core concepts of accounting, with the help of numerous illustrations and solved examples.

  • Covers important contemporary accounting concepts of product life cycle costing, target pricing, activity based costing among others
  • Explains the concepts of accounting through numerous illustrations and solved examples
  • Presents interesting and engaging case studies at the end of every chapter
  • Provides a comprehensive variety of chapter-end exercises including MCQs and unsolved problems
  • Appendix provides useful analysis of IFRS, Indian GAAP and US GAAP guidelines

About the Author(s)

S. Ramanathan, Visiting professor, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Institute of Management Studies (Kanpur University)

S. Ramanathan is a visiting professor at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, and Institute of Management Studies (Kanpur University). He has four decades of rich industry experience in reputed firms at top management positions, particularly in the area of financial management and accounts. He has previously worked as Auditor with Government of Madras (Chennai), Finance Controller with British India Corporation Ltd. (Kanpur), and Chief Executive with Cawnpore Sugar Works Ltd. (Kanpur), among others.

Table of Contents

    I Basic Financial Accounting:
    1. Introduction to Accounting
    2. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    3. Accounting Books and Entries
    4. Valuation of Assets
    5. Corporate Reporting
    II Financial Management:
    6. Financial Statement Analysis
    7. Fund Flow and Cash Flow Analysis
    8. Working Capital Management
    9. Capital Structure and Cost of Capital
    10. Capital Budgeting
    III Cost Analysis and Product Costing:
    11. Cost Classification
    12. Material Cost Control
    13. Overhead Cost Allocation
    14. Activity Based Costing
    15. Job and Contract Costing
    16. Process Costing
    17. Service Sector Costing
    IV Management Accounting and Decision Making:
    18. Cost Volume Profit Analysis
    19. Decision Making
    20. Pricing decisions
    21. Transfer Pricing
    V Planning, Control and Performance Measurement:
    22. Standard Costing
    23. Budgetary Control
    24. Responsibility Accounting