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Cost Accounting For Dummies®

Thursday, April 4, 2013 8:08 am EDT

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, accounting majors have the best chance of finding a post-graduation job in the current economy. A required course for most accounting majors, cost accounting is critical in supporting strategic business decisions and improving profitability. Cost accounting basics include capturing, organizing, and reporting costs associated with running a profitable business.

The newly published Cost Accounting For Dummies® (Wiley, 978-1-1184-5380-3, March 2013) tracks to a typical cost accounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews essential concepts, such as: how to define costs as direct materials, direct labor, fixed overhead, variable overhead, or period costs; how to use allocation methodology to assign costs to products and services; how to evaluate the need for capital expenditures; how to design a budget model that forecast changes in costs based on expected activity levels; and much more.

For those currently enrolled in a cost accounting course, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to master this critical aspect of accounting.

Contact:

Adrienne Fontaine
afontain@wiley.com
201 748 5626

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