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Principles of Cost Accounting 17th Edition

Edward J. Vanderbeck | Maria R. Mitchell

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PRINCIPLES OF COST ACCOUNTING, 17th Edition provides a thorough understanding of cost concepts, cost behavior, and cost accounting techniques as applied to manufacturing and service businesses. Students begin with job order costing and advance to process costing before delving into specialized topics, such as budgeting, standard costing and variance analysis, costing for service businesses, and cost analysis for management decisions. Concepts are introduced in small, manageable sections that are immediately reinforced with proven questions, demonstration problems, exercises, and self-study quizzes. CengageNOW is an available option for htis edition.

Edward J. Vanderbeck, Xavier University

Edward J. Vanderbeck has been a professor of accounting for 30 years and Chair of the Department of Accountancy at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, for 22 years. Before retiring in 2008, Professor Vanderbeck specialized in teaching cost accounting to accounting majors and managerial accounting to undergraduate and MBA students. He has taught at the two-year college level at SUNY--Delhi. He has a BA in accounting from SUNY--Binghamton and an MS in business administration from SUNY--Albany. He is licensed as a CPA (inactive) in the state of Ohio. Professor Vanderbeck has worked as an internal revenue agent, and has performed a faculty internship at what was formerly the Big Eight accounting firm of Touche-Ross. He has served as a developmental editor and marketing manager for accounting publications with South-Western. Professor Vanderbeck is an avid tennis player and a student of casino gaming strategies.

Maria R. Mitchell, Thomas More College

Maria R. Mitchell is Associate Professor of Accountancy at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, where she teaches cost accounting and advanced accounting, to accounting majors and introductory accounting topics to freshman and adult students. Prior to starting her academic career full-time, Ms. Mitchell worked on the audit staff at KPMG and for a global industrial products company, where she was responsible for financial reporting and assisted with activities-based costing implementation projects. She has also been an adjunct instructor at Xavier University and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Professor Mitchell is a CPA in the state of Ohio, has an MBA from Xavier University and a BS Accounting from Northern Kentucky University. Outside the classroom, she enjoys the outdoors, reading, gardening, cooking, and studying genealogy.

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  • Focus On Service Businesses Emphasizes Practical Application. This book highlights today's service businesses (Ch. 9) to demonstrate how these businesses apply cost accounting. This emphasis reflects the shift in the current U.S. economy from manufacturing to service industries.
  • Coverage of The Latest Methods Highlights ABC and JIT. The authors integrate newer costing methods, addressing topics such as ABC and JIT where appropriate throughout the text, to ensure students are familiar with the most recent costing techniques and methods.
  • Features and Mini-Cases Emphasize the Practical Application of Concepts. Business Currents features highlight the practical applications of cost accounting in today's business world. Students clearly see how cost accounting concepts from the chapter are practiced in business. An end-of-chapter mini-case reinforces the concepts and concludes the situation presented in the chapter introduction.
  • Online Homework Problems Reinforce Concepts and Applications. Now you can easily assign your students engaging homework with meaningful practice using the popular CengageNOW. Recall and Review Problems Reinforce Concepts From The Text. Concepts are presented one at a time within manageable sections of text. Easy references link end-of chapter exercises to the Recall and Review problems within the chapter so readers can easily find the in-text examples to complete homework assignments. These features effectively draw attention to key topics to reinforce what the student is learning.
  • Concise 10-Chapter Format Offers Thorough Coverage. The brief, yet complete ten-chapter format is unique to this text. The length is ideal for shorter courses, while still thoroughly covering the cost accounting topics students need today.
  • Comprehensive End-Of-Chapter Materials Vary In Difficulty And Subjects For Your Flexibility. Verified and up-to-date end-of-chapter materials address a wide variety of topics in varying degrees of difficulty for the flexibility you need in assignments. Students gain the critical review they need with key terms and corresponding page reference numbers, self-study problems, study questions, exercises, problems, mini-cases, and Internet exercises.

Principles of Cost Accounting


1. Introduction to Cost Accounting.
2. Accounting for Materials.
3. Accounting for Labor.
4. Accounting for Factory Overhead.
5. Process Cost Accounting--General Procedures.
6. Process Cost Accounting--Additional Procedures; Accounting for Joint Products and By-Products.
7. The Master Budget and Flexible Budgeting.
8. Standard Cost Accounting--Materials, Labor, and Factory Overhead.
9. Cost Accounting for Service Businesses and the Balanced Scorecard.
10. Cost Analysis for Management Decision Making.

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