This innovative new textbook firmly roots management accounting in management, placing the emphasis on the management accountant as a key member of the management team and the strategic business decision making process. Unique case studies and examples of worldwide practices illustrate how concepts and techniques are applied in real-world business situations. It explores how management accounting techniques are adapted and modified to support specific industries from energy to media sectors and covers topical issues such as: * Environmental accounting * Environmental auditing and ISO14001/EMAS * The balanced scorecard * Kaizen costing * Target costing * Social responsibility Features * Integrates the most up-to-date and relevant research with a broad approach to management accounting. * Presents compelling examples of 'real' organisations, exploring the interactions of management accounting in practice. * Extends knowledge of management accounting concepts and techniques to how they can be used for strategic decision making and management control. * Uses Excel to develop and apply solutions methods.
* Examines how management accounting techniques are adapted and modified to support specific industries from energy to media sectors. * Covers topical issues such as activity-based budgeting, the balanced scorecard, target costing, capacity planning, quality management, Six Sigma and performance measurement. * Fully compliant with developments within the professional bodies such as CIMA and ACCA. * Offers end-of chapter exercises to extend your critical thinking and applications of key concepts. * Provides short case studies, so you can practise manipulating and analysing data. This is the ideal textbook for students studying management accounting at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level.