Cost Accounting For Dummies

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The easy way to get a grip on cost accounting

Critical in supporting strategic business decisions and improving profitability, cost accounting is arguably one of the most important functions in the accounting field. For business students, cost accounting is a required course for those seeking an accounting degree and is a popular elective among other business majors.

Cost Accounting For Dummies tracks to a typical cost accounting course and provides in-depth explanations and reviews of the essential concepts you'll encounter in your studies: 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.

  • Tracks to a typical cost accounting course
  • Includes practical, real-world examples
  • Walks you though homework problems with detailed, easy-to-understand answers

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

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About the author

Ken Boyd is a former CPA with over 27 years of experience in accounting, education, and financial services. Ken is the owner of St. Louis Test Preparation (www.stltest.net). He provides online tutoring in accounting and finance to both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 11, 2013
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Pages
408
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ISBN
9781118453810
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Accounting / General
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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The Clearest Explanation Ever of the Key Accounting Basics

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Kenneth Boyd
Get up to speed quickly—review and practice major concepts in accounting!

Whether you're looking to improve your classroom experience, or simply become more familiar with accounting concepts, 1,001 Accounting Practice Problems For Dummies is the hands-on tool you need to get a step ahead. The book's practice questions and review content go hand-in-hand with the content offered in Accounting For Dummies, ensuring that you have a working knowledge of the most important concepts and skills in accounting.

This practical resource gives you access to tons of helpful online content, including practice problems in multiple-choice format, and customizable practice sets for self-directed study, all available on the go through your smartphone, laptop, or tablet. Practice problems are categorized as easy, medium, or hard, so you can build your knowledge at your own pace. A perfect companion for anyone looking to increase their accounting skills, this book has the added benefit of offering review and practice useful for individuals looking to pass their accounting courses and lay the groundwork for an accounting career.

Filled with practice questions, review content, tips, and explanations for anyone interested in accounting principles Includes tons of online practice content, such as multiple choice questions and customizable practice sets, all available with purchase of the book Ideal for individuals looking to pass an accounting class or start a career in accounting Serves as an excellent companion resource to Accounting For Dummies

Packed with endless practice opportunities, 1,001 Accounting Practice Problems For Dummies has everything you need to jumpstart your journey into accounting and financial documentation.

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