This book provides readers with a thorough, but concise, understanding of concepts, behavior, and accounting techniques applicable to manufacturing cost systems.
You gain a thorough understanding of cost concepts, cost behavior, and cost accounting techniques as they apply to manufacturing and service businesses. To ensure your understanding, the book introduces concepts in small, manageable sections that are immediately reinforced with proven questions, demonstration problems, practice exercises, and self-study quizzes.
You master the fundamentals of job order costing and process costing before progressing to more advanced topics, such as budgeting, standard costing and variance analysis, costing for service businesses, and cost analysis for management decisions.
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.