Category Archives for Managerial Accounting Topics

What is managerial accounting?

After taking financial accounting, many students dread the idea of another semester of journal entries, debits, and credit.  To avoid this dread, check out our topics on financial accounting or all

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3 Types of Companies in Managerial Accounting

It is important to identify the type of company you are working within managerial accounting. Depending on the type of company, you will identify different costs and set up reports differently. There are

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The Value Chain

Typically, when we think of a company, we think of the product or service that the company sells. With a company like Dell, we think of the computers the company sells. In order for Dell to sell computers,

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Cost objects: direct and indirect costs

Managerial accounting is the art of planning, decision making and controlling in business. In order to do that, we must identify what we want to track. Are we looking at a product, a store, a department

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Product and Period Costs

Most companies use products as the main basis for their cost objects. Looking at the cost of products is extremely important to pricing of those products. As we classify costs, one of the most useful classifications

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Income Statements for Service Companies

Service companies have the most basic income statement of all the types of companies. Since service based companies do not sell a product, the income statement will not contain cost of goods sold. Therefore,

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