||Cost Accounting for Planning and Control
||Michael P. Griffin, Raymond Jordan
||American Management Association
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Cost Accounting for Planning and Control will give
you a solid grounding in the basics of two widely used cost accounting systems.
This course reveals how you can track the costs of modern production technology
that uses computers and robotics...how you can use activity-based cost
accounting to trace more indirect costs to particular jobs...and how you can use
managerial accounting for more informed decision making.
Produce well-written, effective reports. Set up a reporting system that
meets specific needs and enhances management effectiveness.
About This Course:
As one course among many offered in our curriculum, Cost
Accounting for Planning and Control, has been designed specifically for the
practicing manager and the future manager. It provides private, self-paced,
individualized study; learning and self-evaluation through review questions; and
communication between the student and our staff of instructors through
assignments and a final examination based on the case study as pioneered by
Harvard University. Paralleling a business school course of study, our
curriculum makes available a stable, inclusive, and continuing transmittal of
practices and perspectives to those working managers who, on their own time and
at their own pace, want to continue their education in management.
Michael P Griffin is a visiting lecturer of accounting and
finance at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. In addition to his
teaching experience, Mr. Griffin has held various positions in business. He was
a financial planner/registered representative with E. E Hutton and a consultant
with a personal financial planning firm. He has also served as an internal
auditor for a large commercial bank, as a federal bank examiner, and as a
president of a credit union.
Mr. Griffin has written six books: 1-2-3 in Business (Howard W.
Sams Company, 1991), The Bible of 1-2-3 for Windows (Howard W Sams
Company, 1991), The Excel Superbook (Howard W. Sams, 1992), Launching a
Business with Your PC (Alpha Books, 1992), Show Me Windows (Alpha Books,
1993), and Intermediate Accounting and Finance for Nonfinancial Managers
(AMACOM Books, 1991). He has also authored and co-authored several American
Management Association Extension Institute courses, including: How to Manage
the Accounting Department, Beyond the Basics: Intermediate Accounting and
Finance for Nonfinancial Managers, and Personal Financial Planning,
1992 and 1993 editions.
Mr. Griffin, a Certified Management Accountant, holds a
certificate in financial planning from the American College. He received a B.S.
in business administration from Providence College and an M.B.A. from Bryant
Raymond Jordan has spent many years in the field of cost
accounting, specializing in the development and use of the learning curve and
regression analysis. In addition, Mr. Jordan has taught accounting principals at
Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts. He is a member of the National
Association of Accountants and is a past president of the Jet Pioneers
Mr. Jordan's previous publications include How to Use the
Learning Curve (Cahners Books, 1965). He is a two-time winner of the Lybrand
Certificate of Merit for contributions to accounting literature.
The publisher wishes to thank Richard W. Lott, consultant in
finance and data processing; Naida L. Kaen, instructor of accounting, Department
of Accounting and Finance, Whittemore School of Business and Economics,
University of New Hampshire; and Professor James P Borden, Department of
Accountancy, College of Commerce and Finance, Villanova University, for their
help in reviewing the manuscript of this course.
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