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Course Title: Cost Accounting for Planning and Control
Author: Michael P. Griffin, Raymond Jordan
Provider: American Management Association
Price: $79.95
CEU Credits: 2
Level: Fundamental
Field Of Study: N/A
Prerequisites: None
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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.

Course Objective:

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 College.

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 Association.

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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