Principles of Cost Accounting, 17th Edition
- Edward J. Vanderbeck
- Maria R. Mitchell
- ISBN-10: 1305087402
- ISBN-13: 9781305087408
- 624 Pages | Hardcover
- Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2008
- COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
Introduce students to the essentials of cost accounting using the clear, concise, and practical approach in PRINCIPLES OF COST ACCOUNTING, 17E by VanDerbeck and Mitchell. The book's unique 10-chapter format provides a thorough understanding of cost concepts, cost behavior, and cost accounting techniques as applied to manufacturing and service businesses. Unlike other texts, PRINCIPLES OF COST ACCOUNTING, 17E ensures students master fundamentals before progressing to topics that are more complex. Students begin with job order costing and advance to process costing before delving into specialized topics, such as budgeting, standard costing and variance analysis, costing for service businesses, and cost analysis for management decisions. The book introduces concepts in small, manageable sections that are immediately reinforced with proven questions, demonstration problems, exercises, and self-study quizzes. There are also updated examples and current data keep content relevant to today's times. Students learn how to determine the costs of products and services and set selling prices. Students also discover how to bid on products and analyze the relative profitability of products and services. In addition, the book teaches how to measure the performance of managers, design an accounting system, and use accounting to further organizational goals. Count on PRINCIPLES OF COST ACCOUNTING, 17E and corresponding CengageNOW online tools for the most logical, relevant approach to your cost accounting course.
"The reading level is excellent, and the book is easy for students to navigate. Also, the comprehensive problem in Chapter 4 is an excellent learning tool!"
— Lecia Berven, Iowa Lakes Community College
1. Introduction to Cost Accounting.
2. Accounting for Materials.
3. Accounting for Labor.
4. Accounting for Factory Overhead.
5. Process Cost Accounting--General Procedures.
6. Process Cost Accounting--Additional Procedures; Accounting for Joint Products and By-Products.
7. The Master Budget and Flexible Budgeting.
8. Standard Cost Accounting--Materials, Labor, and Factory Overhead.
9. Cost Accounting for Service Businesses and the Balanced Scorecard.
10. Cost Analysis for Management Decision Making.
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Keep cost accounting real and relevant for your students with immediate access to a rich array of teaching and learning resources at this book's companion website. Students benefit from helpful study resources, including chapter-by-chapter online quizzes, a final exam, crossword puzzles, flashcards, Excel® templates and Internet exercises. Instructor resources are available on the password protected portion of the website and include instant access to Excel® template solutions, end-of-chapter Solutions Manual, Instructor PowerPoint® slides and links to the Test Bank.Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access (ISBN-10: 1305254589 | ISBN-13: 9781305254589)
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